Ronald F. Bolton

May 27, 1945March 12, 2013
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HICKORY - Ronald F. “Ron” Bolton, 67, passed away March 12, 2013 at Catawba Valley Medical Center after a long courageous battle with small cell lung cancer. He fought it with great determination and strength. Today, God took him home, no more pain, shortness of breath or suffering. His work here on earth is done.

Ronald was born May 27, 1945 in Catawba Co. to the late Ural and Virginia Carroll Bolton.

He was owner of multiple business including Viewmont Service Center for 43 years and Ron’s Auto Center, which he has operated for 35 years..

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Warren Bolton, of the home; daughter, Tonya Bolton, of Hickory; sisters, Jearlean Fagan of Hickory and Jenette Richards of Hickory; brothers, Danny Bolton and wife, Frances, of Conover, Donnie Bolton and wife, Margaret, of Hickory, Butch Bolton and wife, Nancy, of Hickory and Darrell Bolton and wife, Doris, of Hickory and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services will be Friday, March 15, at 3:00 P. M. at Springs Road Baptist Church with Reverend Jeff Brown officiating. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Entombment will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 – 8:30 P. M. at Hickory Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to on home page click on support a Team; Enter CVMC Inpatient Rehab click on donate or to Springs Road Baptist Church, 3580 Springs Rd., N. E., Hickory, N. C. 28601.

Condolences may be made online at

Hickory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



  • VISITATION Thursday, March 14, 2013
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Friday, March 15, 2013



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Kevin Warren

January 25, 2014

Everyday goes by I miss you even more you were my rock the person I always counted on helping me with my problems even with life not just my cars you will never know how much I loved you and truly miss everyday without you


March 19, 2013

It won't be the same looking off the deck and not seeing Ron with a couple of lines in the lake. A man of his word and always willing to help you out. Barb, I never saw one of you without the other close by. I'll always remember him on the backhoe and you telling him which way to go (and of course, him shaking his head). May God give you strength..

Mark Grubb

March 17, 2013

Barbara, Ron will be greatly missed. I just found out tonight about Rons passing and was shocked. I remember as the Asst. Manager of Advance Auto Parts I didn't get out much but every chance I had to make a delivery, I would just so I could talk to Ron. Ron will be greatly missed as was one of the good old boys that his word was better than a signed contract. May God be with you in days ahead of you!

March 16, 2013

i was proud to have been in the Bolton family i love them all you guys are missed every day -I am sorry he had to go on a journey without you and tonya- I love yall doris bolick

Mike Daniels

March 16, 2013


Grace and George Auten

March 16, 2013

Ron always impressed us with his hard work and dedication. Our family has trusted Ron's Auto with our automobiles since we moved to Hickory 14 years ago. America has lost a great citizen. We would like to express our sympathy to his family.

Ashley Bolton

March 16, 2013

You will definitely be missed uncle Ronnie! You touched so many peoples lives in many ways, you were and always will be a great man.<3 Love you forever and always! <3

Bonnie Reinheardt

March 15, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. He was a wonderful man and a great mechanic. He worked on my van for years and I could always trust him to do what was needed and never over charge me just because I was a woman. He will truly be missed. Know he is in a better place and not in pain anymore. He was a honest, hardworking man and will be missed by all who knew him.

Monica Bolton

March 15, 2013

In loving memory of a wonderful man. We will love you and miss you always.

ted&jean gilliam

March 15, 2013

im so sorry for the loss of a wonderful man GOD has a angel with a heart of gold he will greatly missed prayers go out to the family as the days go on GOD BLESS YOU