COLUMBUS — Charles R. Bolen, 77 of Columbus died at 3:35 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at Maude Norton Hospital in Columbus.
He was born Oct. 27, 1932, in Oswego to Robert Lee and Elva (Esther) Bolen. He attended Oswego schools and was a 1950 graduate of Oswego High School.
He married Shirley Tedlock-Reid on Dec. 13, 1977, in Columbus. She survives of the home.
Mr. Bolen worked for himself for 44 years as a brick mason, retiring in 1997.
Other survivors include three sons, Brian Bolen of Topeka, Bruce Bolen of Council Grove and Steve Reid of Farmington Hills, Mich.; three daughters, Donna Wixon of Baxter Springs, Lisa Weir of Arma and Candy Kronson of Lavonia, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jean Lutz of Oswego.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Columbus. Inurnment of cremains will be at Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Mirza’s Transportation Fund and left at or mailed to the funeral home, 611 S. East Ave. Columbus, 66725.
Condolences can be sent to www.bathnaylor.com.