Kenneth E. ‘Runt’ Boatright

Kenneth E. “Runt” Boatright, 82, of Blackshear, passed away early Sunday morning, June 9, 2019, at Memorial Satilla Health System in Waycross, following a sudden illness.

Born in Alma, February 13, 1937, he had lived in Pierce County most of his life. He had worked with Turner Supply for several years before going in to business for himself doing appliance repair as well as electrical and plumbing work.  He enjoyed gardening, fishing, being outdoors tending to his cows and goats, going to the mountains and in his younger days, quail hunting.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who enjoyed taking time with his grandbabies. He cherished each and every one of them.

He was a son of the late Earl and Lula Mae Davis Boatright. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Joe Pete Boatright, Robert Boatright, Sam Boatright and Earl Boatright.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Deloris Turner Boatright, Blackshear; his daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Stanley Stone, Blackshear; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Randy Boatright, Pierce County and Stevie and Susan Boatright, Bristol; five sisters, Bonnie Hamm, Screven, Wannie Mae (Talmadge) Metts, Bristol, Shelia (Cebbie) Smith, Mershon, Judy (Leon) Allen, Alma and Paula (Norman) McMims, Lake Placid, FL; two brothers, Bobby Boatright and Mac (Debbie) Boatright, all of Blackshear; three sisters-in-law, Sandra (Cleve) Henderson and Juanita Boatright, all of Blackshear and Janet Boatright, Murrells Inlet, SC; six grandchildren, Chaz Boatright, Chandler Boatright, Leve (Dara) Boatright, Brandon (Michelle) Stone, Dustin (Kindol) Stone and Lori Beth Stone; seven great-grandchildren, Ava Kate “Ava”, Carter Leigh “Sister”, Chesli “Chez”, Karoline, Kennedy “Kenny”, Kady Rae “Puddy” and Shane “Shane the Mane” and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 10, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held  at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, from the Pearson-Dial Chapel.

Interment will be in the Waters Cemetery. 

The family kindly requests members of the McDonald’s Coffee Crew and Pat Griffin serve as honorary pallbearers.  They are asked to please meet at the funeral home chapel by 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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