The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 24, 2011

Obituaries — Friday, June 24, 2011

Frederick Andrew ‘Fred’ Bolton

PRINCETON — Frederick Andrew “Fred” Bolton, 83, of the Old Pisgah Road in Princeton, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Princeton Community Hospital.

Born May 24, 1928, in Princeton, he was the son of the late Elijah Andrew Bolton and Clara McCormick Bolton.

Fred lived his early married life in Beckley, W.Va., moving back to Princeton in 1955. A former railroader, he started his own business in 1954. In the late ’60s he became the founder and owner of WV Pipeline, Inc., in Princeton. He was active in several businesses in Mercer County and Raleigh County in the area of construction and building having developed a large subdivision, Orchard Woods, and an apartment complex near Beckley.

Fred was a member of the Johnston’s Chapel Baptist Church in Princeton where he served in the capacity of Deacon, Adult Sunday School Teacher and on the Building Committee. He had also been closely associated with Appalachian Bible College, where he served on the Board of Directors for eight years, Piedmont Bible College, Mercer Christian Academy, and the Bluefield Union Mission. He also served on the Board of the former Athens Bank and One Valley Bank for many years.

In addition to his parents, two brothers, William Howard Bolton and Elmer Bolton, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Lucille Martin Bolton; two sons, David Andrew Bolton and wife Sandra and Daniel Keith Bolton and wife Cathy, all of Princeton; one daughter, Lois Ann Braun and husband Rick of Princeton; four grandchildren, Amy Marie Belcher and husband Jason, Jennifer A. Collis and husband Travis, Michael Andrew Bolton, and Jeffrey Neal Bolton and wife Aimee; seven great-grandchildren, Jenna Belcher, Brooke Belcher, Jake Belcher, Mason Bolton, Blake Bolton, Gavin Bolton and Luke Collis; one brother, Gale Bolton and wife Anna Lee of Princeton; and five special caregivers, Mary Farley, Debbie Small, Pearl Akers, Diane Lambert and Becky Ellison.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Johnston’s Chapel Baptist Church, Hall’s Ridge Road, in Princeton with Rev. John King and Rev. Jerry Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

Serving as pallbearers will be Roger Combs, Ray Combs, Curtis Conner, Bobby Hubbard, Doug Combs, and Oscar Dishner.

Honorary pallbearers are the many other faithful employees of West Virginia Pipeline.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2011, (today) at Johnston’s Chapel Baptist Church in Princeton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Appalachian Blood Services Region, 352 Church Ave., SW, Roanoke, VA 24016-5098, or to the HHT Foundation International, PO Box 329, Monkton, MD 21111, or

Online condolences may be made by visiting

Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is serving the Bolton family.

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