Darrell Richard Bolden

March 25, 1950November 8, 2018

Darrell Richard Bolden Born Middletown, Ohio, 25 March 1950. Departed Dallas, Texas, and arrived in Heaven 8 November 2018. Darrell, born to Donald and Jacquelyn Bolden, was the 2nd oldest of the four Bolden Brothers David, Darrell, Doug, and Danny.

He is Loved and honored by his wife Debbie Bolden, daughter Sophie Bolden, brothers Dave and Danny Bolden, his "Texas Mom" Doris Alexander, his acquired sisters and brothers Sherrie Chandler, Vickie and Lee Litton, Judy and Jim Randolph, Laura Jackson, and many close "family friends" know who you are :)

We want to thank all of you for your love, prayers and thoughtful kindness. Most of all, we wish to thank you for being such a special part of Darrell's life.

A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. Proverbs 22:1

I wrote this poem a few weeks back early one October morning. When I read this to him, I changed the word MISS to LOVE. He liked it.

" Your Name Is Darrell" I'll miss your hug… Your laugh… Your smile… The way you touch and feel and rub me... Like you know just how... and like no other can… I'll miss your scent… Looking at your tan legs and arms and hands, the ones that hold me… Your hair... I like playing in it… Your "HELLO LOVE" with a heart of gold that's always there… I love you so... I love the way you love me… My Big Strong Handsome Man. -Debbie Bolden


  • Graveside Service Sunday, November 11, 2018
  • Celebration Sunday, November 11, 2018

Darrell Richard Bolden

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Bart & Teresa Dekeyser

November 13, 2018

Dear Debbie and Sophie,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

We were saddened to hear that Darrell passed away.

I will always remember Darrell’s hugs and smiles. I feel so lucky that I got to know him.

With our deepest sympathy,
Bart and Teresa
John 14:27

JIm Meerpohl

November 12, 2018

I have lost of part of me with this news. His friendship always meant a lot to me and I celebrate that we had one last time to talk and see each other. Darrell came into my life a month after my father died and he provided a calming friendship for which I was much in need. During our last time together, our discussion was special. Darrell gave me a ball cap that I wore while recently in New York and New Jersey visiting my children. Darrell told me coming to our High School reunion was important for him to see all his friends from High School. He then told me he wanted to thank me for befriending him right away after his family moved into our neighborhood our Freshman year. His family moved shortly afterward to another part of Fairfield and we remained friends through school .When I would walk or drive to see my girlfriend, I would often stop at his house on River Road to spend time with him. Vios Con Deos my friend. Love, prayers and condolences to Sophie and Debbie. and the Bolden families. In our last time together, Darrell was so proud to show me pictures, told me how much Debbie and Sophie meant to him, and how both were full of life, love and energy. Live strong, live long and know that we will never forget that gentle, honorable, friendly man. I know I will not.

Mark and Jacquie Day

November 11, 2018

Thinking of you Debbie during this time. Your heart is hurting but knowing you , you are smiling and being strong.
We love you and sending you all our love.

Mark and Jacquie

Sherrie Chandler

November 10, 2018

Darrell is my brother, married to my sister Debbie. They fit together like a ball and glove.
He is the most honorable man I've known in my lifetime-right up there with our beloved Papa Jack. I always said he was very close to "walking on water." We who have known and loved him are truly blessed.
If we stop to listen, we may hear that infectious laugh echoing from the Heavens and get a glimpse of the shadow of his smile.
His love was silent, steady, deep and true. Debbie and his precious daughter, Sophie, were so richly loved.

Deanna Bolden - Brooksbank

November 10, 2018

I have always had warm memories of my Uncle Darrell. He was always larger than life to me and I knew how much my dad looked up to him. He had a wonderful smile to match his personality. Of course, after they moved to Dallas, I didn’t see him very much. But I was always grateful that he and his beautiful daughter, Sophie, made the trip back to Ohio for my wedding. The Bolden boys are definitely something special. I hope my dad greeted him in the other side with a huge hug and a laugh. ♥️

Jim Pfeffer

November 10, 2018

Darrell and I shared the same birthday, and became close friends when his family moved into Fairfield. His house was just down the street from mine, and we had a great time attending Fairfield High school together. At age 17, Darrell and I , along with several of his best friends, talked our parents into letting us drive down to Jefferson City, TN, just us boys, and camp out. We had a ball. Darrell was always smiling and keeping us laughing.

Our tall, handsome, and caring Darrell was truly a decent man, taking care of family, friends, and anyone who needed a helping hand. Awesome to have grown up with him.

I am so sorry for all his family, who knew him best and loved him so. He will be greatly missed. Hopefully, my Heavenly friend, you will open the gate for me when I am called Home.

Mary Ley Bolden

November 9, 2018

When I first met Darrell, he had a warm smile on his face and I stood up and he said “”Oh, you’re tall! Good for you! My wife is too!” He was always honestly kind and Doug’s friends who knew him always said to me that his kindness always defined him. Debbie and Sophie, you have my heartfelt sympathy. I am truly heartsick in his passing.
Mary Ley Bolden

Marcy (Bolden) Doehlman

November 9, 2018

I first met Darrell when I started dating his brother Doug. I thought, wow, he is so handsome, tall and that smile was awesome. I am Doug's first wife and our family was very close. Darrell used to come over and play with his niece and nephew. Doug and Darrell were brothers and friends also. I have great hope that Doug was there to meet him at the gate.