Robert Michael “Mike” Boatright, 64, of Blackshear, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020, in Jacksonville, FL.

Born in Blackshear on January 7, 1956, he had lived most of his life in Jacksonville. He loved football and going fishing. He was a big “cut-up” and he preferred old rock-n-roll music. He dearly loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He attended Hedges Baptist Church. He will be greatly missed by his family.

He was the a son of the late Dewitt Colon and Betty Jean Eason Boatright. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by brother, Ronnie Boatright.

Survivors include his daughter Tonya Rice, Yulee; five grandchildren, Kenny Cole, Dristen Cole, McKynzi Rice, Christian Huber and Blayne Ganas; two great-grandchildren, Anna Grace Huber and C.J. Huber; a niece, Amanda Boatright and several other relatives.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 29, from the Pearson-Dial Chapel.

Interment will be in the Alabaha Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Due to COVID-19, social distancing and other state guidelines will be observed. Those who are not feeling well or are uncomfortable with the guidelines the family completely understands. Condolences may still be expressed by signing the online register book at

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

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