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Richard L. Boykins | 1944-2017

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
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Richard L. Boykins

Richard L. Boykins, 73, of Alvord, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Decatur.

Funeral is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at the First Baptist Church in Alvord.

Visitation is at the church one hour prior to the service. Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

Richard was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Alvord. He worked as a heavy equipment operator at TXI for 25 years. He was also a security guard with Wise Health System for seven years, as well as a volunteer. He loved to play games and spend time with his family.

Richard was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Boykins; and great-grandson Lane Dawson.

Richard is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nancy Boykins of Alvord; daughters Peggy Wilson and husband, Chester, of Decatur, Carmen Whatley and husband, Kelly Dawson, of Poolville and Ammy Groves and husband, Joshua, of Alvord; grandsons Nathen Dawson and wife, Kharysa, of Alvord and Stephen Whatley and girlfriend, Taylor Gardner, of Chico; great-granddaughter Elizabeth Dawson of Alvord; sister Nancy Huff and husband, Howard, of Tomahawk, Wis., Brenda Burrow and husband, John, of Merriel, Wis.; brother Kenneth Boykins of Tomahawk, Wis.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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