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Howard Arnold Bolding
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Howard was born Saturday, November 3, 1934 in Hennepin to the late Delmas Franklin & Sarah Elizabeth (Eaves) Bolding. He passed from this life on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Davis, at the age of 82 years 4 months & 5 days.

Howard and the former Ms. Patricia Durham were married on April 7, 1956. This marriage was blessed with 61 years of love and devotion; as well as two sons, Gregory Dean Bolding & wife Audry of Davis and Mark Randall Bolding & wife Leona of Oak Point, TX; three grandchildren, Brandon Bolding, Tiffany (Bolding) Pittman and Joshua Bolding; two great-granddaughters, Allexis Breann Pittman & Ava Imani Bolding; and one great-grandson, Ashton Reed Thomas.

After graduating from Woodland High School in 1952, Howard began his lifelong working career. He began roughnecking for his father in the oilfield, as well as driving a truck for Sonny Drennan, hauling rock for the county. In late 1953, Howard went to work for Joe Brown Trucking, driving a dump truck. His dream of becoming a commercial truck driver came true in 1962. At that time it was known as cross-country truck driving. Today it is better known as interstate driving. During this time, trucker had the help of the CB radios and no air-conditioned trucks. Howard spent several years driving for Robertson Trucking and later for several companies out of Oklahoma City.

Missing his family, Howard decided to end his cross-country driving and returned to driving a truck for Joe Brown. In 1966, he purchased his own truck from Joe Brown and became self-employed as and owner/operator truck driver. In 1972, Howard sold his truck to Dolese Brothers Trucking and began dispatching for Dolese Truck Lines, located south of Davis. In 1977, he began driving a truck for Jack Webb Trucking of Davis until Feb, 1980 when he started driving for Conoco Transportation located in Davis. In May 1993, Howard retired from truck driving with a 1.5 million miles/accident free driving record.

Following his retirement, Howard began a second career in law enforcement. He worked as a reserve officer for the Murray County Sheriff’s Dept and the City of Davis Police Dept. at Turner Falls. In 2003, Howard began working for the Chickasaw Nation as a security officer at the Treasure Valley Casino, where he worked until failing health prevented him from doing so.

In addition to his career in truck driving and law enforcement, Howard also worked as a cattle rancher, bailing hay commercially in his spare time. He believed a man was put on this earth to work and provide the very best for his family. Howard Bolding did this well.

Howard was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church of Davis, joining in 1965. Other memberships included the Masonic Tyre Lodge #42 of Davis, receiving his 50 year membership in 2010; the Sulphur Kiwanis Club; and the Oklahoma Cattleman’s Association.

In addition to his wife, sons and grandchildren, Howard was also survived by two sisters, Delma Evelyn Whitaker and Therisa Jeanette Feezer; as well as one brother, Travis Bolding.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Kenneth, Odell, Frankie and Raymond Bolding.

Serving as pallbearers were Don Duvall, Mike Self, Randy Archer, Chris Lafountain, Royce Dale Jones and Darrell Richardson. Honorary bearers were the Treasure Valley Security staff and casino employees.

3/9/2017
02:00 PM
07:00 PM
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Hale's Funeral Home
202 South 4th Street
Davis
OK
73030



3/10/2017
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Hale's Funeral Home
202 South 4th Street
Davis
OK
73030



3/10/2017
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Hale's Memorial Chapel
202 S. 4th St.
Davis
OK
73030


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