Joe Ira Bolton
January 8, 1945 – April 7, 2019
Joseph “Joe” Ira Bolton, real estate developer, appraiser and resident of Houston, TX, died unexpectedly on April 7, 2019, at the age of 74 surrounded by friends and family.
Joe is survived by his wife of 40 years, Melba Bolton; his two children, Kristi Bolton Curley of Massachusetts, and Joey Bolton, his wife and children of Cypress, TX; his brother-in-law, Tilton Warren and wife, Lindy Warren of Trinity County; his sister-in-law, Nona Conarroe and husband Gary Conarroe of Trinity County; endeared nephew Lee Conarroe and his children of Corrigan, TX; loving niece, Ann Conrad and daughter, Bianca of Lufkin, TX; and dear friends, Bob and Dorothy Gibson of Lufkin, TX; Jim Sewares of Florida; Ken Kennie of Arizona; and Ronnie Carpentier of Houston, TX. He is proceeded in death by his parents Otis Bolton and Armor Harrison Edmonds; and brother Calvin Bolton.
Joe was born in Shreveport, LA on January 8, 1945 to Otis Bolton and Armor Harrison. He graduated from Pine Tree High School in Longview, TX where he excelled in both football and track. Joe went on to attend Kilgore Junior College and North Texas University in Denton, TX. On February 12, 1979 he married Melba Ann Warren, an executive secretary from Houston, TX. Joe and Melba married in Las Vegas, NV, surrounded by close friends. Melba would remain the apple of Joe’s eye for the next 40 years.
Joe was an outgoing and spirited soul who enjoyed the company of others and never met a stranger. He enjoyed fishing, boating, and frequent trips to Las Vegas. He was extremely proud to be a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Houston Farm and Ranch Club. He enjoyed traveling and genuinely cherished a special trip to Beijing, China during his business career. Some of his most fond moments were those spent with family and friends at the family lake house on Lake Livingston. Joe was a devoted husband, father, and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
A funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, 2019 with reception to follow. Viewing will begin at 12:00 p.m. for those who wish to attend prior to the service. Services will be held at Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home, 12800 Westheimer Road, Houston TX, 77077.
- Visitation Sunday, April 14, 2019
- Funeral Service Sunday, April 14, 2019
- Reception Sunday, April 14, 2019
Joe Ira Bolton
Chuck & Paula Barrett
April 15, 2019
Please except our condolences! Hate we couldn't make it. We were out of town, and didn't find out till it was to late. I am sure it was a beautiful service for an incredible man. He will be greatly missed. Remembering all the times we BBQed at the car lot, and the many trips we all took together. Haley & Joe will be keeping each other company in Heaven!
God bless you Melba, you & your family are in our thoughts and prayers!