James Rayford Boatwright Sr.

Published 9:33 am Wednesday, November 18, 2020

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James Rayford Boatwright Sr., was known as “Country Bumkin” on the CB Radio, born on Sept. 12, 1943 in Baldwin County to the late Amos and Johnnie Mae (Buck) Boatwright.

His home going was Nov. 10, 2020 at his home.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Johnnie Mae Boatwright; three sisters, Debra Ann Boatwright, Barbara Sue Eddins and Donna Kay Boatwright; one brother, Amos Boatwright, Jr.; and one son, Donald Ray Boatwright.

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He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley Boatwright; three sons, Kenny (Melissa) Boatwright of Monroeville, Jimmy (Angela) Boatwright of Canoe and Dewayne (Angela) Boatwright of Nokomis; one daughter, April Boatwright of Atmore; his grandchildren, Kasey (Kyle) Atkins, Kelli (Eliseo) Boatwright, Tyler (Brittany) Boatwright, Kimberly Boatwright, Foster (Haiden) Countryman, Logan Boatwright,

Dakota (Kendra) Boatwright, Madelyn Boatwright, Grant Boatwright, Anna Boatwright, Jacob Boutwell and Micah Boatwright; his great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Gabby, Zayne, McKynlie, Ian, Kannon, Ensley and Rhett; three sisters, Melba Jean (John) Perkins of Northport; Toni Faye (Jimmy) Morrow of Atmore and Janice Boatwright of Frisco City; two brothers, Mack Boatwright of Rockford, Ill. and Ralph (JoAnn) Boatwright of McCullough; one brother in law, Billy Joe Eddins of Freeport, Ill.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Southern Care Hospice, special thanks to Chasity and Kaylee.

A funeral service was held on Nov. 13, 2020 at  Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Allen Chase and Bro. Ricky Tedder officiating.  Interment followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Atmore.

Active pallbearers were Tyler Boatwright, Logan Boatwright, Foster Countryman, Dakota Boatwright, Grant Boatwright and Kyle Atkins.

Honorary pallbearers were Jacob Boutwell, Eliseo Choncoa and Micah Roo.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.