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Willie Bolden

March 23, 1929 — March 27, 2022


Willie Lee Bolden, Jr., age 93, of Paducah, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2022, 9:00 p.m., at Providence Pointe Healthcare in Paducah.

Willie accepted Christ at an early age and united with Green Grove Baptist Church in Whiteville, TN.

Willie was a 2-year veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean War.  He was also a retiree from Ranger Transportation after twenty years of service.

Willie is survived by three daughters, Mary Helen McNeal, Jennifer Kay Bolden, and Felita Fay Bolden; four sons, Gary Woods, Carlos Jerome Bolden, Steven Lee Bolden and Roderick Diverous Bolden; twenty grandchildren; twenty seven great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Earnestine Bolden Gatlin, Evelyn Bolden Brown, and Lucille Bolden Perry; one brother, Thomas Ray Bolden; and a Host of Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

Willie was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Lee Bolden, Sr. and Ruby Rhea Rhodes Bolden; his sisters, Freida Victoria Bolden, Edna Bolden Dubose; his brother, Charles Edward Bolden; his son, Larry Eugene Bolden; and finally his beloved wife, Lizzie Ruth Cole Bolden.

Services are scheduled for Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12:00 noon at Pettus-Rowland Funeral Home with Rev. Melanie Nunn officiating. Burial with military rites will follow in Maplelawn Park Cemetery.

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, April 2, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Maplelawn Park Cemetery, Paducah


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