Wil­liam L. Bolton “Bill”

Cecil Whig - - & -

Wil­liam L. “Bill” Bolton, age 77, of North East, MD, passed away on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 24, 2016. Born in Elkton, MD, on July 31, 1939, he was the son of the late Arthur and Lillian Tay­lor Bolton.

Mr. Bolton was a diesel truck me­chanic and re­tired from Woo­ley­han Trans­port Com­pany, Wilm­ing­ton, DE. Fol­low­ing re­tire­ment, he op­er­ated his own trac­tor/ trailer. Mr. Bolton was very ac­tive in fire ser­vice in Ce­cil County for over 57 years. In 1959 he joined Ch­e­sa­peake City Fire Com­pany where he held the po­si­tion of chief, as­sis­tant chief, and en­gi­neer, as well as serv­ing on the Board of Direc­tors. He later joined North East Fire Com­pany where he served for 22 years. Mr. Bolton was ac­tive in the Tele­phone Pi­o­neers, Spe­cial Olympics, and the Up­per Bay Museum. Other mem­ber­ships in­cluded Amer­i­can Le­gion Ma­sonDixon Post #194, Ris­ing Sun, and VFW Post #6027, North East. In ad­di­tion to his ser­vice to his com­mu­nity, he en­joyed crab­bing and fish­ing.

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife of 10 years, April Mann; chil­dren, Faith Ed­wards (Kevin), Elkton, MD, and Scott Bolton (Julie), Ch­e­sa­peake City, MD; grand­chil­dren, Mark Dill, Kasie Bolton, Holly Bolton, Ja­dyn Mann, and Con­nor Lau­rie; great-grand­chil­dren, Alyssa Dill, Lil­iah and Mariah Thomas, and Bray­den and Bryce Bolton; and sis­ter, Joyce Bar­czak, Wilm­ing­ton, DE.

In ad­di­tion to his par­ents, Mr. Bolton was pre­ceded in death by his daugh­ter, Holly Re­nee Bolton; and sib­lings, Patsy Blanchfield, Pete Bolton and Nina Jo Al­money.

Visi­ta­tion will be held from 6 p.m. un­til 8 p.m., Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 27, 2016, at Hicks Home for Fu­ner­als, 103 W. Stock­ton Street, Elkton, MD 21921. Fu­neral ser­vice will be­gin at 11 a.m., Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 28, at the fu­neral home. In­ter­ment will be in North East Methodist Ceme­tery, North East.

Con­tri­bu­tions may be made to North East Fire Com­pany, or to Ch­e­sa­peake City Fire Com­pany, in care of the fu­neral home at the above ad­dress.

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