OBITUARY

Sidney R. Boatler

September 3, 1946April 9, 2018
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Sidney R. Boatler, 71, of Abilene passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 in Abilene. A memorial service will be held at 4 PM on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Elliott-Hamil Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 S. Abilene.

Sidney was born September 3, 1946 in Houston, Texas to Sidney Keith and Juanita Purcell Boatler. He graduated high school in Topeka, Kansas and went on to serve in the Unites States Army during the Vietnam War. After his service to the country, he attained his Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from the University of Texas and then continued in his quest for education and earned his Master’s Degree in psychology from Abilene Christian University while working for Abilene State Supported Living Center. Once he graduated from ACU, he began working for Betty Hardwick Center until his retirement. His loves included animals and his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Remaining behind to cherish his memory is wife, Rita Boatler; his son, Keith Boatler and wife Kate; his daughter, Stephanie Alvey and husband Jeff; his brother, Robert Boatler and wife Jeannie; his grandchildren, Karlee, Emelia, Anastin, Ian, and one on-the-way.

  • FAMILY

  • Sidney Keith Boatler, Father
  • Juanita Purcell Boatler, Mother
  • Rita Boatler, Wife
  • Keith Boatler and wife Kate, Son
  • Stephanie Alvey husband Jeff, Daughter
  • Robert Boatler and wife Jeannie, Brother
  • Sidney also leaves behind his his grandchildren, Karlee, Emelia, Anastin, Ian, and one on-the-way.

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Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, April 13, 2018
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Sidney R. Boatler

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The Weavers

April 17, 2018

We are so very sorry for your loss. We look forward to the fulfillment of every detail of God’s promise in Revelation 21:4, which says: “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

Bobby Ricketts

April 12, 2018

I worked with Sid for many years. First at Abilene State Supported Living Center as a colleague, supervisor, and friend. I later worked with Sid at Betty Hardwick Center. He always cared for the people around him, and conducted himself with humility and honor. I will forever remember Sid with respect and gratitude. He was genuinely a good person and will be missed. My heartfelt condolences to family and friends.

Tabitha Baugus

April 12, 2018

I remember Sid and his wife Rita being kind enough to take me with them on camping and fishing trips as a kid.

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