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April 7, 1954 — January 22, 2024

John Bolden Jr, beloved horticulturist and a charismatic soul, passed away at the age of 69 on January 22, 2024, at Fair Park Nursing Home in Dallas, TX. Born on April 7, 1954, in Pirmasens, Germany, John brought a colorful blend of energy and passion for life wherever he went.

John's career as a horticulturist was nothing short of remarkable. He had an exceptional talent for nurturing nature's bounty and possessed an innate understanding of the intricate dance between plants and the environment. John found fulfillment in transforming gardens into breathtaking works of art. His contributions to botanical beauty left an indelible mark on the landscapes he touched.

Even outside his profession, John was known for his vibrant personality and love for people. His outgoing nature ensured that he never met a stranger - only new friends waiting to be made. With boundless energy, he approached every interaction with enthusiasm and warmth. Conversations with John were lively and filled with laughter, leaving those around him uplifted by his infectious spirit.

John's talents extended beyond his green thumb; he was also a self-taught chef who delighted in culinary exploration. Cooking became his personal canvas to express creativity while delivering joy to those fortunate enough to savor his creations. If you dared to cook a dish differently than John did, you would immediately be met with playful banter – for him, there was only one way to do it right!

Fishing played a significant role in John's leisure time — it provided him with moments of tranquility amidst the chaos of everyday life. Whether casting lines into serene lakes or reeling them in from the edge of rocky shores, these moments were sacred to him. The sense of connection he experienced with nature during those fishing trips was unparalleled.

Socializing and networking were additional passions that John pursued fervently. He thrived on building connections within his community, embracing each opportunity to forge deeper bonds with those around him. John's magnetic personality made every gathering he attended more lively and memorable.

John's educational journey began at Sarah Zumwalt Junior High School, where his curiosity for the natural world blossomed. He later graduated from F.D. Roosevelt High School, where he honed his love for plants and gardening. Continuing in pursuit of knowledge and growth, John attended Community College in Dallas, TX, enriching his understanding of horticulture.

John's memories will forever live on in the hearts of his loved ones. He was a true leader, deftly delegating work to others while ensuring that tasks were completed with precision and care. His passion for perfection touched everything he did, leaving an imprint on the lives he encountered.

John now joins his beloved parents, John and Eve Lee Bolden, who surely welcomed him with open arms into eternity. He leaves behind his loving son Bryan Bolden and sister Joyce Bolden. In addition to family members mourning his loss are nephews Derek Neal and Steve Dilworth, who will cherish their memories of Uncle John forever.

As we say our final goodbyes to John Bolden Jr., let us remember the extraordinary life he led - a life brimming with joy, a life spent nurturing nature's beauty, and a life that touched countless others. May his vibrant spirit continue to inspire us to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us and may our memories of him forever bloom like the flowers he so tenderly cared for. Rest in eternal peace, John Bolden Jr., knowing that your legacy lives on in our hearts.

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