John David Bolden, age 62, of Kingston

John David Bolden, age 62, of Kingston, passed away suddenly Wednesday, March 22, 2017 while on vacation in the Virgin Islands. He was born November 19, 1954 in Kingston and was a life long resident of Roane County. He was also a member of South Harriman Baptist Church. He graduated from Roane County High School and after high school, David served his country proudly as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the United States Air Force. He is preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Robert (Bob) Bolden & Maxine Plemons Bolden; brother, Scotty Bolden and special aunt, Marie Ladd.


Fiance’e Linda Townsend of Kingston

Brothers Rev. Larry Bolden & wife, Retta of Kingston

Sam Bolden & wife, Gloria of Kingston

Tim Bolden & wife, Shannon of Kingston

Mike Bolden & wife, Teresa of Kingston

Sister Rebekah Lawhon of Kingston

Sister-in-law Roma Bolden of Kingston

A host of nieces, nephews, extended family and many dear & special friends

The family will receive friends 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Southwest Point Baptist Church with funeral service following at 7:00 pm, in the sanctuary with Rev. Larry Bolden and Rev. Matt Edwards officiating. Graveside service will be held 11:00 am, Friday at Calvary Cemetery, with full military honors conducted by the Roane County Honor Guard. Online register book can be signed at Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of these arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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