Mr. Boatwright died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Born Jan. 23, 1924, in Schuyler, Va., he was a son of the late Samuel and Dorothy Allen Boatwright. He was also preceded in death by his wives, Norma Jean Boatwright and Vera Boatwright; daughter, Linda Jean Christian; and sister, Frances Bockis.
Mr. Boatwright was a veteran of the United States Navy and the United States Air Force. He proudly served his country for 30 years and 7 months during World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Conflict. Mr. Boatwright was a charter member of Gethsemane Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Morris Harrison Boatwright of the home; sisters and brothers-in-law, Peggy and Fred Beauchamp of Palmyra, Va., and Sonona and Doug Fairfax of San Diego, Calif.; brother and sister-in-law, Samuel J. and Peggy Boatwright of Keene, Va.; three grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today, Oct. 7, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 195, Baldwin, GA 30511; or to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, 815 Market Street, Galveston, Texas 77550-2725.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
The Northeast Georgian
October 7, 2011