Ken Bolton Jr.

November 28, 1947 ~ June 19, 2023

Born in: Baltimore, MD
Resided in: Farmington, MO

Ken Bolton, 75, of Farmington, passed away June 19, 2023 at his home.  He was born November 28, 1947, in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late Kenneth Ray and Genevieve (McGovern) Bolton, Sr. Ken also is preceded in death by fur babies; Tiger, Boots, Scruffy (love of his life, besides Janice), and Zoey. Ken served his country in the United States Air Force,  spending his military career in Europe which he retired from after 20 years and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business.  He also retired from the Missouri Department of Corrections as a Store Keeper from the Farmington Correctional Center. In his spare time, he enjoyed long trips on his motorcycle, woodworking, buying new cars and fishing.  Ken was a big teddy bear and truly loved his family, pets and the children at St. Jude.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Janice Lynn (Kirkpatrick) Bolton; and fur baby, Kala; siblings, Dr. Michael (Bernedette) Bolton and Katherine (Dr. Harold) Addington.  Ken was loved by his family and many friends and will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Wednesday, June 21, 2023, from 4:00 PM until the time of service at 7:00 PM.  Aaron Sutton will be officiating.  Entombment will take place at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, with full military honors.  Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Visitation: Wednesday, June 21, 2023
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

C.Z. Boyer & Son - Desloge
1116 N Desloge Dr.
Desloge, Missouri 63601

Funeral Service: Wednesday, June 21, 2023
7:00 pm

C.Z. Boyer & Son - Desloge
1116 N Desloge Dr.
Desloge, Missouri 63601

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Ken Bolton 's name.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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  1. Candle 5Jan and family, Steve and I are so very sorry for your loss. We are here for you. Prayers for comfort sweet friend!

  2. Jan:
    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Please know I have you and all extended family members in my prayers.

  3. Candle 8Jan, so very sorry for your loss. Praying that your memories will help carry you through this difficult time. We are here for you any time. Love you dear friend! Fran and Richard

  4. Candle 5Jan, I am sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. Take care my friend. Love you.

  5. To my dear brother Ken…From the day you were born until the day you passed, you were always close to me and the one member of our family who would always help his sister. Whenever I needed help or a “friend”, I could always count on you and you never ever let me down. Over these pass 80 years of life on this “God Given Good Earth” you remained close to me. You are only my daily prayer list and I have requested Harold to be certain that if I should pass before he does that, he continues to include you on my list. Love and see you in heaven. Your sister, Katherine.

  6. Dearest Jan, We send our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of Ken, the love of your life; we only wish we could be with you to share in your time of sorrow, and the lovely tribute that you planned for him. We will miss Ken immensely. He may have been Mike’s little brother, but he was a big guy with a big heart and a big sense of humor. Please know we are here for you.

    Your brother-in-law Mike, and sister-in-law Bernadette

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