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Obituary for David Andrew Bolte

David Andrew Bolte, 56 of Fort Smith passed away Monday, March 27, 2023 in Fort Smith. He was born in Washington, D.C. to Vincent and Mary (Thompson) Bolte.

He is survived by his father Vincent Bolte and his step-mother Alma of Natural Dam; one daughter Nickie Shaffer of Springfield, Missouri; one son Patrick Argyle Franklin of Ohio; two sisters Richenna Timmons of Van Buren and Rita Gipson of Hemingford, Nebraska; four brothers Benjamine Bailey of Natural Dam, AR, Eric Bolte, James Bolte of Jacksonville, FL and Thomas Bolte of Bartlesville, OK; two half-brothers Jeff Kephart of Pennsylvania and Harry Springer of Oklahoma; one grandson; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Remembrance Celebration will be held at 2PM Friday, March 31, 2023 at the Community Center in Natural Dam, Arkansas. Interment will be at Hall Cemetery in Natural Dam at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.