Bolden, Thomas

Longtime Talk Show Host "Wally Witkowski” On Talk FM

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Wally Witkowski
Wally Witkowski

Thomas Bolden, 59, died on Monday, April 8, 2013.

He was better known as “Wally Witkowski”, a talk show host on WGOW Talk FM (102.3). 

He was preceded in death by his brother, Bob Bolden.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Gay Bolden, son, Bill (Ann) Bolden; daughter, Katie Bolden; grandson, Sullivan Grady Bolden, brother, Tim Bolden, sister-in-law, Dennette Bolden and niece, Kendall Bolden.

A celebration of his life will be held outdoors on Friday, April 12, from 2-4 p.m. at Heritage Park at 1428 Jenkins Road, Chattanooga.

No visitation is scheduled.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wally's Kids c/o FSG Bank. 

Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family.

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.


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