Ben Bolt

Ben Bolt

Sunday, August 20th, 1933 - Thursday, September 5th, 2019
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Ben Bolt 86 of Pisgah Forest NC passed away peacefully at his home Sept. 5, 2019. He was born the son of Lonnie and Otelia Bolt and was born near the headwaters of the Tuckasegee River in Jackson county NC. He is preceded in death by his wife Flora Mae Bolt. He is survived by his son Mark Bolt, Grandson Chance Bolt both of Pisgah Forest.
His brothers JD Bolt of Brevard, Erby Bolt of Pisgah Forest, Sisters Ruth Rose of Brevard and Anna Fae Leslie of Pisgah Forest.
Ben was an avid environmentalist who shared his love of nature with everyone he met. He was one of the last true mountain men of the area. He had a strong love of wilderness and wild things. His favorite area was Panthertown Valley or Cold Mountain, as he would call it. I would encourage everyone to venture into this area to experience it and explore the trails he so loved. Salt Rock and Blackrock were a few of his favorite areas. He enjoyed trips into the mountains to go snake hunting or go fishing for speckled trout. He held a strong belief that areas such as this should be protected so they would remain accessible to future generations to explore just as he was able to.

Ben moved to York PA as a young man to work in a screen factory. He returned home to the mountains and began a career with the Ecusta paper mill in Pisgah Forest. He worked on the old side paper machines 1-9 until he retired in 1996. He was able to then spend all his time working on his land. His energy and excitement will be dearly missed.

The family will receive friends Saturday September 7th at 1:00 PM at Moody-Connolly Funeral Home in Brevard NC. The funeral will follow at 2:00 PM in their chapel. Graveside service will be held afterward at Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory.

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Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory, 181 S. Caldwell St., Brevard, NC.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Moody-Connolly Funeral Home
    181 South Caldwell Street
    BREVARD, NC 28712
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 2:00pm
    Moody-Connolly Funeral Home
    181 South Caldwell Street
    BREVARD, NC 28712
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory
    994 Hendersonville Hwy.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Posted at 07:54pm
Dear Mark & all Family Members:

I am going to miss Ben. He always had a good story and was funny! Gonna miss that Guy when I come down there.
God Bless his soul!
Love, Betty Lovejoy-Kingston, MA.

William Hamilton

Posted at 02:11pm
It was an honor to know Ben Bolt and to be able to be inspired by his love of the wild places at the Tuckasegee headwaters. We were fortunate to know Ben. - William Hamilton Jr.

Kathy & Michael Pace

Posted at 07:12pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love,
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