Colton James Boring


Colton James Boring, age 22 of Carrollton and formerly of Dover, died May 12, 2019, following injuries sustained from an automobile accident.

Born in Dover on Aug. 29, 1996, Colton was “Mama’s Boy” to his mother, Gretchen (Sensel) Boring, and a best friend to his father, Frank Boring.

After graduating from Dover High School and Buckeye Career Center in 2015, Colton followed in his dad’s footsteps, continuing his education at Northwest Lineman College in Denton, Texas, where he focused his education on power line construction. He was a devoted apprentice with Henkel & McCoy and was a member of IBEW Local 71.

Colton was blessed to have met and be engaged to his lifelong friend, Franchesca Faye “Frankie” Fantin, with plans of an October wedding. Together they were the proud parents of their furry children, Tank and Tequila.

Whether Colton was at Bob Evans, the Midvale Speedway or on the job site, he knew no strangers. He befriended everyone he met and left each conversation and interaction better than it began.

Being in the outdoors, whether on a four-wheeler, fishing or on a job site, was Colton’s place of peace. He was passionate about everything he did, always giving the best of himself to the situation at hand.

In addition to being the joy of his parents’ lives, Colton was an exceptional, loving brother to his sisters, Caitlyn and Carley Boring of Dover. Many loving moments were shared on the phone or engaged in activity with his dear grandparents, Richard and Barbara Boring of Carrollton and Bob and Trudy Sensel of Atwood Lake. He also will be deeply missed by his fiance’s parents, Ed and Jen Fantin of Carrollton; his aunts and uncles, whom he loved dearly, Desta (John) Cooper, Angie (Dayne) Thomas and Lisa (Scott) Tritt; his great-grandmother, Lois Maple; his godson, Elijah Holt; and numerous cousins and dear friends.

Visitation will be held in the Geib Funeral Center, 5600 N. Wooster Ave., Dover, on Wednesday, May 15 from 5-8 p.m. A service celebrating Colton’s life will be held in the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with burial to follow in Dover Burial Park.

Memorial contributions in Colton’s memory may be directed to the Tuscarawas County Humane Society, 1432 Tall Timber Road NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Colton by visiting the funeral home’s website at

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