loving husband, a precious and devoted father and grandfather,
Bobby Ray Boston of Humphrey passed away Thursday, March 8,
2018, at Crestpark Nursing Home from complications of
Bobby was born July 22, 1935, in Earle, Ark., to Thomas
and Alice Boston. An Army veteran of the Korean War, Bobby
served with pride for his country, honor for his family and duty
for his fellow soldiers. Upon his return home he fell in love
and married Carolyn Ferguson. They raised their children in the
Bobby worked as a foreman for Riceland Foods and as a
maintenance man at Stuttgart Memorial Hospital, as well as,
doing local handyman work. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with
his family. He loved being outdoors but enjoyed witnessing and
fellowshipping with others about Christ including traveling on
numerous mission trips to Mexico.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his
brothers and sisters, J.T. Boston, Alta Ellison, Tresalee Frye,
Monett Webb, JoAnn McCullars, Madeline Sooter, Millie Huey, Carl
Boston and J.W. Boston; a son-in-law, Kenn Dooley; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Bobby is survived by his wife of 60 years Carolyn; their
children, Nickey Boston (Linda) of Black Oak, Rickey Boston of
Grand Prairie, Texas, Vickie Dooley of Stuttgart and Mickie
Swaim (Shane) of Cabot; 10 grandchildren, Kirk Boston, Amber
Boston, Krystal Langdon (Sam), Scott Boston (Gloria), Alyssa
Swaim, Blake Boston, Skylar Swaim, Avery Swaim, Jaxon Swaim and
Ryder Swaim; nine great-grandchildren, Alana, Connor and Luke
Boston, Jordenn and Aaron Johnston, Lacie and Bryson Langdon and
Ashlyn and Millie Boston; brother, Gene Boston (Ginger); and
sister, Shirley Sooter (Lloyd).
Funeral services, officiated by Bro. Kevin Nobles, are
2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Turpin Funeral Home with burial following
in Bayless Cemetery.
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Monday at Turpin Funeral Home.