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Johnnie Boatright

Johnnie Boatright

March 2, 1953 - August 15, 2020     Age: 67

Johnnie Boatright, age 67 of Fernandina Beach, FL passed away on Friday, August 15, 2020 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville.

He was born in Alma, Georgia to the late Colon Boatright and Susie Milligen Boatright and his family moved to Fernandina Beach when he was in the third grade.

Johnnie was a family man who loved spending time grilling and being with loved ones.  He enjoyed fishing and tending his garden.  Johnnie worked for most of his life as a mechanic and was employed by B & C Tire, Steve Johnson Automotive and Brett’s Waterway Cafe before retiring.  He was a member of Lighthouse Tabernacle of Jesus Christ and loved talking about the Bible.

He leaves behind his wife of 39 years, Cynthia Rowland Boatright of Fernandina Beach, Florida; his children, Sarina Boatright and her partner Brian of Fernandina Beach, Florida, Jacob Boatright of Savannah, Georgia; sisters, Juanita Duke and her husband Phil of Tampa, Florida, Wanda Loucks and her husband Don of Maricopa, Arizona, Frieda Crews of Fernandina Beach, Florida; grandchild, Cameron Gorman and a host of extended family.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Lighthouse Tabernacle of Jesus Christ, 1080 Olive Street, Fernandina Beach, FL.

His family will receive friends from 10:00 am until the hour of service at the church.

He will be laid to rest in Hughes Cemetery.

6 Condolences

  • Bob Strickland Posted August 15, 2020 5:07 pm

    Deepest sympathies as you cherish and celebrate the life of your loved one.

  • Judy Brown Cox Posted August 15, 2020 9:35 pm

    I am so saddened to read of the passing of Johnnie, please accept my sincere condolences. May God be with you all during this most difficult time.

  • Bobby Pickren Posted August 16, 2020 12:42 am

    I’m so sad to hear about Johnnie’s passing. Praying for you and the family that the Lord will comfort you guys in your time of sorrow.

  • Kathy Kilgore Posted August 16, 2020 6:29 am

    My thoughts are with Johnnie’s Family and Friends. I hope you can find Peace and Calm in the days to come

  • Eva Duke Posted August 17, 2020 1:51 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, big tight hugs and lots of love , God wrapped you’r arms the family , hold them tight , in the days to come

  • Pam Stalvey Posted August 20, 2020 9:24 am

    Cynthia, I am so sory to read of Johnnie’s passing over. I always thought so much of him. I knew him as a teenager and I have to say he was ALWAYS a complete gentleman. I know you are hurting and that breaks my heart. Please know that Guy and I are praying for strength and comfort for you, your children and your family during this very sad time. I have loved you a long time and I am here should you need anything. God bless and keep you…..

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