Obituary of William Bolden

William “Bill” Loren Del Bolden, age 73, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Friday, September 9, 2022, at his home.  He was born August 29, 1949, in Ft. Scott, the son of Loren Theodore Bolden and Dolores Sherwood Roy Bolden.

Bill was drafted by the Army on June 11, 1969.  He served in Vietnam for one year.

He worked for Extrusions in Ft. Scott early in his career. He then worked for Dayco, Carlisle, and Timken Manufacturing for over 30 years until retirement.

Bill then followed his love for fishing by opening Hilltop Bait Shop.  While operating the bait shop, Bill would read book after book.  He was also an avid gardener.  He enjoyed cheering for the Kansas City Chiefs as well as arrow hunting, especially with the grandkids.  He loved spending time with his family and friends.  He was always the loudest voice in the stands at the kids’ sporting events.


Survivors include his wife Casey of the home; 3 sons, Anthony Michael Bolden, Ft. Scott; Justin Bolden and wife Kayla, Denver, CO; and Tyson Bolden, Ft. Scott and 10 grandchildren, Bailey, Tyson, Ryan, Neveah, Tyffani, Michael, Emily, Gage, Gunnar, and Sophie; a sister, Laura Deen, Uniontown, KS; and numerous nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Paul Tyler, Daniel Bolden, and Larry Bolden; 3 sisters, Donna Fisher, Dorothy Radford, and Bonnie Heaton; and his parents.


Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, September 16th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Care to Share and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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