Leslie Gene Bolden died at his home in the Hyder Mountain Community on Jan. 7, 2021.
The son of the late Hughes R. and Pauline S. Bolden, he is survived by his wife Jackie and their family, sons Dana and wife Sharon, and Jason Eric and wife Kimberly, and grandson Matthew.
A native of Haywood County, Bolden retired from accounting with Dayco and Day International and the Haywood County Consolidated Schools. Much of his life was spent volunteering, which included PTA president to youth coach of many baseball, basketball, and football teams, the Methodist Church, Arts Council, and Folkmoot USA.
Smoky Mountain Cremations and Funeral Service of Clyde is caring for the family and the online register is available at www.smokymountaincremations.com.