A native and resident of Baton Rouge, he died on Friday, April 19, 2013, at 8:20 p.m. at the Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was 83 and was a retired pharmacist. Visitation will be on Monday, April 22, 2013, at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., and will resume on Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd., at 9:30 a.m. and will continue until service at 11 a.m., conducted by Rev. Brady Whitten. He is survived by his daughter, Pamela Bolton Lane and her husband Ricky Lane; and by his son, Howard B. "Tad" Bolton, Jr. and his wife Donna Bolton. He is also survived by 2 sisters: Shirley Bolton Anderson and her husband Carl Anderson, and Colleen "Deanie" Bolton Atkinson; 6 grandchildren, Nealey Lane Shipp and husband Jim, Candace Lane Chapman and husband Andy, Lauren Lane and fiancé Brent Crawford, Taylor Bolton, Andrew Bolton and wife Farin, and Kevin Bolton; and 2 great-grandchildren, James Shipp and Amelia Shipp. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Atkinson Bolton. He opened Bolton's Pharmacy in 1962. He was appointed as Executive Director to the LA State Board of Pharmacy, 2004 Golden Deeds Award recipient, Community activist and Volunteer in many organizations including: longtime member of the First United Methodist Church and Covenant Sunday school teacher, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Downtown Kiwanis Club, Baton Rouge Food Bank, Baton Rouge Hospice, member of Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, member of Acacia Shriners 2013 Inductee into the Baton Rouge High School Hall of Fame. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, Hospice of Baton Rouge, Society of St. Vincent de Paul or Cancer Services of Baton Rouge.
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Rabenhorst Funeral Homes Downtown
825 Government Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Apr. 20 to Apr. 22, 2013