Funeral Services for Mr. Thomas O. “T. O.” Boykin, 84, of Gregory Lake Road, North Augusta, SC, who entered into rest May 15, 2011 will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Fairview Presbyterian Church. Dr. G. Daniel McCall officiating. Interment in Pineview Memorial Park with Veterans Honors and Masonic Rites.
Mr. Boykin was a native of Camden, SC having made North Augusta his home for the past 60 years. He was a US Navy Veteran of World War II and a member of Fairview Presbyterian Church where he had served as a Deacon and Chairman of the Ushering Committee. Mr. Boykin was a member of the Acacia Masonic Lodge #315 AFM, North Augusta Optimist Club where he had served as President and a life member of Jessie C. Lynch Memorial American Legion Post #71. He had been active in local PTA’s having served as President, volunteered at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital and the North Augusta Department of Recreation and was a former member of the Belvedere Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Zonelle Brock Boykin; a son, Tom Boykin, Aiken; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Tommy Head, Greenville, SC; four grandchildren, Katie Head, Allison Miller, Josh Boykin and Jake Boykin; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Sowell, Camden, SC.
Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Acacia Masonic Lodge #315 AFM and the Jessie C. Lynch Memorial American Legion Post #71. Active Pallbearers will be John Nicholls, Rick Babb, Matt Sowell, Craig Boykin, William Beck and Thomas Baldwin.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home this Wednesday evening from 6 until 8.
Memorials may be made to the Jesse C. Lynch Memorial American Legion Post #71 Building Fund, PO Box 6036, North Augusta, SC 29861.
Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181). Visit the registry online at www.poseyfuneraldirectors.com.