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Patricia (Pat) Ann Dyer Bolton


I am with you always Matt. 28:20

Patricia (Pat) Ann Dyer Bolton went to be with the Lord on December 28, 2021, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Pat was born October 15, 1953, in Johnson City, TN to Charles Grayson “Boge” Dyer and Anna Kate Dyer. She is preceded in death by her parents along with her paternal grandparents, Charles and Louise Keefauver Dyer and maternal grandparents Claude and Georgia Smith and the father of her son, Allen Bolton.

Pat was a lifelong resident of Tennessee and spent her life growing up on her parent’s farm.

Pat received her undergraduate social work degree from East Tennessee State University and her Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Early in her career, she was a social worker for Department of Human Services and worked with foster children and adoptions. She had such great love for “her children” and often kept in touch with them after they left custody and was a great encouragement to them. Later, she even became a foster parent with Omni providing care for older children. After receiving her master’s degree, she worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Louisville, Biloxi and Mountain Home. While in service to Veterans she found great rewards in listening to their stories and was able to tell them about visiting Normandy which she recounts as a very humbling experience. Pat was a traveler and did so extensively in the US and foreign travel. Her favorite trips included trips to national parks like Yellowstone and Glacier, but foreign travel was so exciting to her. Her favorite trip was to the Tahitian Islands, but she enjoyed time in Belgium, Paris, Rome, and many other countries. She is a fan of museums, and she could recount where to go to in any given city. She also loved the beach and went there as often as she could.

Pat has touched so many lives during her time on this earth. She had a smile that would light up a room and her laughter was so genuine. She was always interested in what was going on in her friend’s life and was willing to help anyone who had a need. Her heart was full of love for her family and friends. She was very talented cook and would like to try old family recipes as well as new ones. She delighted her friends every fall with her world-famous pumpkin roll.

Pat is a member of the Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church in Boones Creek.

Pat is survived by her son, Nicholas Allen Bolton and grandson, Hudson Alexander Bolton, Johnson City; her brother, Charles (Kathy) Dyer, Jonesborough; nephew, Clinton Dyer and her special friend, Bill Dykes.

Private graveside services will be conducted at Monte Vista Burial Park.

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Debra Tilley
Rest In Peace my sweet cousin. You were and always will be an inspiration to me. Until we meet again.
William Dykes
The best 13 years of my life. An irreplaceable loss that is immeasurable. Rest In Peace my love
Tonya Gibson
I will forever miss my friend who could light up a room with her smile. She was a true warrior in every sense of the word; her courage will forever be an inspiration to many. I will cherish the many hours of conversations we’ve had over the years. To her family, know that she loved you so very much. I will keep you in my prayers as you adjust to life without her and hope that your memories keep her alive in your hearts.
Evelyn M. Reilman
Bill, you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.
Karen B. Snyder
Words cannot explain the effect of Pat's infectious smile and her laughter that made everyone feel better. She was a one of a kind, very strong woman. My deepest sympathy to her family and closest friends. She was such a beautiful lady.
Kari McKinney
Sending you my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one. I am heartbroken and sad over her passing. She was a much loved friend and coworker for many years. May God's comfort and peace sustain your family. I am thinking and praying for you.
Diana Gale Shipley
Zeak' I am so sorry for your loss. Pat was very dear to me. We shared a lot of memories these past few months. I'm so glad we did.
Nancy & Mac McClintock
Wishing you peace now Pat. You fought hard. We will miss having you with us at our Linville campfires. Now, you can rest.
Bob Potter
A “class act” has just departed the “stage of life”
Janice Reid
My heart has a feeling of emptiness that will be hard to fill. Pat was always a joy to be around. She was like a younger sister.
Judy C Fowler
Pat was such an inspiration to all of us who knew her. She lived strong and loved with an intensity that was remarkable. I will so miss her laugh. Keeping all of you in my prayers as we learn to live without our shining light.
Anita Hodges Taylor
Charles and Kathy, am so very sorry to hear of Pat's passing. She was a beautiful person inside and out. Sending my deepest sympathy.
Phil and Mary McPeak
We are so sorry for the loss of our friend Pat. Indeed, her smile would light a room. Always in our hearts. Love to Bill, Nick, and family.