Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home & Memorial Park

601 State Hwy 198 @ Walnut, Mabank, TX


Bro. Tom Bolton

July 10, 1949March 17, 2020
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Bro. Tom Bolton was born in Dallas on July 10, 1949 to parents Todd and Rosalene (Patton) Bolton and entered into eternal rest on March 17, 2020 in Tyler. Tom was a graduate of Bryan Adams High School in 1967, where he then went to IBEW to learn how to be an electrician. On July 12, 1968, he married the love of his life Marilyn Jeanelle Crawford, who he lovingly nicknamed “Blossom”. He had a long career as an electrician working for H&K International, and in 1995, he surrendered his life to the Lord and followed a path that would have him pastoring churches, and ended up at Trinity Baptist Church, in Trinidad. He was very involved in the church, along with pastoring duties he also taught Sunday school, Bible studies and organized the social events. Tom loved the mountains, but he was also the type to stay at home and spend time with his grandchildren and family. He was a kind, loving and self-sacrificing man. Tom was his family’s strength; he had a very strong work ethic and very high standards. He was faithful to his God, Family and Church. He loved to woodwork and always planned to have a woodworking shop. Tom loved to mow, while he was mowing it was his time to sort things out with and talk to the Lord, it was where he found his peace and comfort. He touched many lives and will be missed by all that loved and knew him.

He is preceded in death by his father Thomas Bolton, brother Billy Wayne Bolton, and granddaughter Hannah Skinner.

Tom is survived by his wife Blossom of Trinidad, mother Rosalene Bolton of Malakoff, daughter Tonya Burke of Malakoff, daughter Andrea Estes and husband Timothy of Kaufman, daughter Tracie Skinner and husband Chance of Trinidad, grandchildren Megan Hernandez and husband Michael of Burleson, Krissie Martinez and husband Miguel of Kaufman, Kaleigh Skinner of Springtown, Toby Burke of Cresson, Hayden Skinner of Malakoff, Bailey Burke of Trinidad, Samuel Skinner of Trinidad, great-grandchildren Sophia Kirmanidou of Burleson, Cayden Hernandez of Burleson, Madelyn Hernandez of Burleson, Cooper Martinez (due in April) of Kaufman, brother Ron Bolton and wife Nancy of Mesquite and many other loving family members and life long friends.


  • Thomas Bolton, Father (deceased)
  • Billy Wayne Bolton, Brother (deceased)
  • Hannah Skinner, Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Blossom Bolton, Loving Wife
  • Rosalene Bolton, Mother
  • Tonya Burke, Daughter
  • Andrea Estes and Timothy, Daughter and Husband
  • Tracie Skinner and Chance, Daughter and Husband
  • Bro. Tom Bolton also leaves grandchildren; Megan Hernandez and husband Michael of Burleson, Krissie Martinez and husband Miguel of Kaufman, Kaleigh Skinner of Springtown, Toby Burke of Cresson, Hayden Skinner of Malakoff, Bailey Burke of Trinidad, Samuel Skinner of Trinidad, great-grandchildren Sophia Kirmanidou of Burleson, Cayden Hernandez of Burleson, Madelyn Hernandez of Burleson, Cooper Martinez (due in April) of Kaufman, brother Ron Bolton and wife Nancy of Mesquite and many other loving family members and life long friends tocherish his memory.

  • Toby, Pallbearer
  • Hayden, Pallbearer
  • Sam, Pallbearer
  • Michael H, Pallbearer
  • Miguel M, Pallbearer


  • Visitation.The City of Mabank has enforced an ordnance dated March 19, 2020. With this ordnance, we are limited to 10 people in the Memorial Chapel at a time. We appreciate your understanding during these difficult days. Monday, March 23, 2020
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, March 24, 2020


Bro. Tom Bolton

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Juanita Freiley

March 23, 2020

Jeanelle so sorry for your loss of your Husband May our lord be with you and your family . May he ease this pain you all are going through I know you all will miss Your love one . God Bless you all. my prayers are with you and you and your family.. Love Juanita Freiley

Jerry Bennett

March 23, 2020

We at Reklaw Baptist Church will honor Pastor Bolton by placing 4 Gideon Bibles in his memory. We join you the family in grief but also in joy of his graduation to the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Reklaw Church
Reklaw, TX.

Dennis Melton

March 23, 2020

Reflecting on my friend Tom, there are a lot of ways we shared our life together! Cousins separated by a year, we started out as playmates, then school mates, young adults and then we were senior adults, with families of our own! There are so many emotions stirring in my life and the life of my brothers and our cousins! And so many memories of life not only of when we were young, but through the years to today! We talked many times in the last couple of weeks about how blessed we were! Our parents had a close relationship with each other and taught us the importance of family! But they also taught us the importance of a relationship with a God who is all we needed as we journeyed through life, a legacy we shared with our children, and a legacy we see our children passing on to their children and grandchildren! That, my friends, is God’s perfect plan for life!
The Psalmist wrote these words in Psalms 1! “Blessed is the man who doesn’t walk in the counsel of the ungodly or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of the scornful! But his delight is in the Law, and in the law he meditates day and night! He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.” That is what a successful life looks like! That was the life of my cousin Tom!
I love my cousin Tom and will miss him! But because of the legacy we share, we will be together again, for all eternity! If you don’t have this Blessed Assurance, any of us who know and love him will share the truth with you! He is experiencing that assurance right now!

We are not saying good bye to Tom! We are saying See you later! What a Reunion Day That Will Be!!

Charles Joel Kubasta

March 23, 2020

I've known Tommy for 12 years, a blink of the eye compared to most here. I also didn't know him from Church or his family, but from his work. The news I received last Thursday shattered me. I can honestly say that I have never met a kinder, more compassionate, family focused, faithful man. They say more is caught than taught in life, and the last 5 or 6 years that I truly got to know Tom I caught so much from him. He led through example, and had a rich laugh that would light up a room and put a smile on the sourest of faces. God broke the mold when he made Tommy, I'm very grateful to have met him, and will forever treasure the lessons I learned from him. I take comfort that he is happily with God in Heaven now.

To his wonderful wife, children and grandchildren, no words will ever ease the pain you feel, but please take some small measure in comfort that your husband, dad, and grandfather made an impact on the lives of people and I will forever try to carry on his lessons. Should you ever need anything, do not hesitate to call. I will do my best to be there for you, as Tom was for me.

Joel K

Sam Ramsey

March 22, 2020

Brother Tom was like the older brother i never had. It seemed like all his messages were put out there for me. He was the most caring person/pastor i have ever known and my family and especially my little granddaughters loved him dearly along with his family. He preached straight from the Bible, no sugar coating, and i think that’s why we older generation loved him and his preaching. He has set the bar extremely high for our next preacher to shoot for, and i for one, will hold them to preaching, without sugar coating, because we need that in today’s world.

Diana Gilbert

March 22, 2020

Words could never be enough to describe this man. He was truly a man of God. He always walked and taught the true meaning of being in Gods care. I can remember when we 1st met him at Community Baptist, he welcomed us with open arms and a smile. He gave Courtney a nickname of Penelope. I am so Grateful that God put him and the Bolton family in my life. He will be so missed. He is in no more pain now and in the most beautiful place. I can only imagine the rejoicing he his doing. Love you all.

Tracie Skinner

March 22, 2020

I have so many fond memories of Dad. As a little girl, I was very much a “Daddy’s Girl”. I expected him home at a certain time and if he wasn’t, I would cry until he got home. He took me to football practices with him, he carried me everywhere he went. That must be where my love of football came from. Every Thanksgiving while the girls were in the dining room, talking and planning shopping sprees, I would be in the living room and Dad and the boys watching the Cowboys.
We have been on so many trips together which provided the most fun, loving and lasting memories. I will never, ever forget the time on our cruise when we were in Cozumel and I had a little too much “local juice”. I was in the pool on the ship and I looked out across the deck and saw dad walking up and I yelled “THATS MY DADDY”! I was so very proud of him, although he was not very proud of me at that moment; he was rather embarrassed. But it showed my true adoration for my very first love.
Dad and I had a very special relationship, I could talk to him and he could talk to me. While he preached to me; I also used his sermons and God’s teachings on him. If there was an issue, we would address it head on. He was hard-headed and stubborn and you could feel his emotions when you walked into the room. I inherited those same qualities from him. My husband calls me Tom, Jr. But he was also compassionate, self-sacrificing, loved with every ounce of his being, and never once complained about anything. He would always see the good in every situation on the outside, while internally worrying about everything on the inside. You could see Jesus through his eyes.
Three weeks ago when I got the call about dad and his diagnosis, my entire world shattered. I didn’t know how I could ever live without him. I was like that little girl again. But through those 3 weeks, God molded us, shaped us and gave each and every one of us strength we needed to prepare our final goodbyes with Dad. I am forever thankful for that.

Nadine Thursby

March 21, 2020

I have so many great memories of Bro.Tom and he was a part of special times in our lives. He baptized my husband Dan and all three of our boys. When he would preach you could see it in your mind of what he was telling you. Oh, and his sense of humor! I remember when I was potty training my youngest son and we were all at the church working . I found out my son did something so I ask Bro. Tom to go along with me. I made my son go and apologized to him. Bro. Tom played along and said “you won’t do that again, right?” My son said “no sir”. Bro. Tom said go out side and play. He ask me what did he do? I was embarrassed and just said thanks for helping me out. Bro. Tom said let me ask this,What did he water?! Lol. That man could have me laughing and crying at the same time. My heart breaks for his family. But when I think of him in the arms of our Lord I can’t help but smile. R.I.P Bro. Tom, until we meet again.
Nadine Thursby

Lindy Billings

March 21, 2020

I have many memories of Tom. He was usually one of the people in charge of doing Christmas plays and we would make him along with everyone else crazy. I remember having to sing in plays and I was tired of practicing so I hide until him and my dad found me.I remember when he got Tracie a purple duck for Easter.
The best memory was how passionate he got when he was preaching and how much I learned from him. So many memories I’ll never forget.❤️

Carol Cline Sherwood

March 19, 2020

Tom & Blossom are two of the nicest people I've ever known. I remember when you (Blossom) sent me pics of Tom in his new shop after it was built. It was like seeing a kid in a candy shop, he was so happy! God bless all of you during this difficult time.