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Derek L. Bolds, Sr.

1960 ~ 2022 (age 61)

Obituary

Derek Lynn Bolds, Sr., was called home May 12, 2022, at the age of 61, after fighting a phenomenal battle with cancer.

Derek was born December 20, 1960, in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Roscoe Russell Freeman and Betty Jean Bolds. He graduated in 1979 from Fairview High School where he played football and ran track. While in high school, Derek enlisted into the U. S. Army where he served as a 76V10 material storage and handling specialist.

While a resident of Honolulu, Hawaii, he competed in and taught Kempo for over 40 years. Of his many security jobs, he worked as job security for the Hyatt hotel where he built close bonds of friendship, like a second family.

Derek’s amazing will to live surpassed the doctors’ expectations. His love for his family and friends kept him going and he fought to the very end. He will be remembered for his infectious smile, determination and will power. To his close friends he will forever be their “Sensei”.

Derek leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Lovelyn Bolds; brothers, Mark Lamb, Reginald Bolds, Vernon Lamb; children, Derikka Bolds, Roshondalyn Bolds, Derek Bolds Jr., Devonee Bolds, Dejalynn (Robert) roman, Derrian Bolds, Shanti Montano; stepsons, Mark Galat, Roger James Galat, Alvin Galat; grandchildren, Dre’Shun Fox-Bolds, Jumaane Archie, Aaliyah Roman, Jaylen Malone, Shalyn Malone, L’liani Roman, Mahealani Galat, Graysan Galat, Harlow Galat; stepmother, Bessie Freeman Shotwell; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and many good friends.

Walk-through visitation 9:30 am-11:30 am Monday, June 6, at the House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc., 2107 N. Gettysburg Ave. Funeral service at 11:30 am. (Mask Required). Interment Dayton National Cemetery. 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
June 6, 2022

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc.
2107 N. Gettysburg Ave.
Dayton, OH 45406

Funeral Service
Monday
June 6, 2022

11:30 AM
House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc.
2107 N. Gettysburg Ave.
Dayton, OH 45406

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