Stanley Jerry “Joe” Boykin

In Memory of
Joe Boykin
1947 – 2021

Jan/08/1947 – Aug/16/2021

Funeral Services for Stanley Jerry (Joe) Boykin, 74 will be held on Friday, August 20th at 2:00 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints – Ridgeway Ward, 1391 Centerville Road, Ridgeway, SC.  Burial with military honors will follow in the Centerville Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour (1pm) prior to the service at church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Missionary Fund.

Mr. Boykin passed away at home on Monday, August 16, 2021.  Born in Bishopville, he was the son of the late Ollie and Lottie Vermelle Myers Boykin.  He retired from Mack Trucks in Winnsboro.

Surviving are his wife, Janet Lynn Boykin; children, Greta Godbolt (Houston), Pepper Harrison (Hoyt) and Todd Boykin;  a sister, Frances Gayle Mogridge (Fred); grandchildren, Amber, Christopher, Candy, Johnathan, Savannah, Caitlin, Madison, Cayle, Joseph, Christian, Daphne, Cole and Stella; and 7 great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by brothers, Vernon Boykin, Rickey Boykin and Ray Boykin.

Joe was a faithful and active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Ridgeway Ward.  He was a graduate of Winnsboro High School and Sumter Technical College. He served in the United States Air Force and was a Vietnam War veteran, having served at Tan San Nhat Air Base.  He served his country well and represented the Air Force to the highest degree with his technical skills and mechanical abilities.   Joe enjoyed gardening, farming his land, driving his tractor, building and constructing and helping all who needed him at any time.  He was always willing to go the extra mile for his family, friends and neighbors.    He never wanted any attention for himself; he quietly went about helping others.  He was a devoted husband to Janet, a loving father and grandfather.  He loved all of his family very much and always wanted the best for them and for them to succeed in life.  He always set a good example for others to follow.  

Janet would like to sincerely thank the Dorn VA Medical Center Oncology Department and all their staff for the great care, attention, and love they gave to Joe, as well as SC Oncology Associates and especially the home care shown to him by the nursing staff at Compassionate Care Hospice during the last 5 months. 

VISITATION

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Friday, August 20, 2021
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints – Ridgeway Ward
1391 State Rd S-20-67
Ridgeway, South Carolina, United States

FUNERAL SERVICE

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Friday, August 20, 2021
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints – Ridgeway Ward
1391 State Rd S-20-67
Ridgeway, South Carolina, United States

BURIAL

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Friday, August 20, 2021
Centerville Cemetery
867 State Rd S-20-67,
Ridgeway, South Carolina, United States

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