Danny Ray Boyett Sr., 72, of Blackshear, passed away Wednesday evening, June 12, 2019, at his residence, following an extended illness.

Born October 18, 1946 in Patterson, he was a son of the late James Franklin and Reba Vida Barnard Boyett. He graduated from Patterson High School in 1965 and lived most of his life in Pierce County. He had served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War but retired from UPS following 32 years of service. He had also worked as a contractor for houses, worked for Overhead Door and enjoyed farming.  He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Ida Mae Cook, Coye Elliot Boyett Sr., James Evan Boyett, Patricia Vida McCollum, Franklin Boyett, Joseph Larry Boyett, and George Dale Boyett. 

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Diane Dixon Boyett, Blackshear; daughter, Dana Boyett Conley (husband Gary), Valdosta; son, Danny Ray Boyett Jr. (wife Tori), Blackshear; four grandchildren, Brant Boyett, Blackshear, Colby Conley, Valdosta, Bailynn Rae Boyett, Blackshear, and Cameron Conley (wife Martina), Hahira; a great-granddaughter, Cambry Ann Conley, Hahira; a sister, Virginia Boyett Cason (husband Chubby), Patterson; two special nephews, Simon Cason and Jeremy Boyett, both of Patterson; his special companion, Dixie and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 16, from the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church near Patterson. 

Interment will follow in the Enon Cemetery. 

The family requests all current and former employees of UPS to serve as honorary pallbearers. They are asked to please be at the church by 2:40 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.hartfh.com.

Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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