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James H. Boatright

July 9, 1936 — November 2, 2017


James H. “Billy” Boatright, age 81 passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017 while fishing.  Mr. Boatright was born July 9, 1936 to James O. and Louella Jones Boatright.  He was retired from Hercules, Inc. were he was a heavy equipment mechanic.  Mr. Boatright also formerly worked at Bryan County Public Works, Pembroke Advanced Communication, Gann’s  Car Crushing, John Deere in Swainsboro, Ga, was a campground host with the state of Georgia, was a bus driver for Pinewood Christian Academy and served 11 years with the Georgia National Guard.  Mr. Boatright was an avid fisherman and truly loved his time with the grandchildren and great grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Faye Brantley.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Joy C. Boatright of Pembroke; three sons and daughters-in-law, Clifton and Debbie Boatright of Beaufort, SC, Mark K. and Laura Boatright of Pembroke and Chesley and Melissa Boatright of Orlando; two brothers, Glen Boatright and Philip Boatright; five sisters, Evelyn Lord, Thelma Williams, Jeanette Miller, Betty Coleman, and Vinnie Lou McNure; eight grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held 10 a.m. – Noon, Monday, November 6, 2017 at the funeral home.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Monday, November 6, 2017 in the chapel of Flanders Morrison Funeral Home with Dr. Lawrence Butler and Rev. Jeff Spencer officiating.

Interment will follow in Northside Cemetery.

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