Hoyt Wayne Boswell

October 8, 1929December 12, 2010

DeQuincy--Hoyt Wayne Boswell, 81, died December 12, 2010 in the Merryville Nursing Center. He was born in Griffin Switch, TX and lived in DeQuincy, La. He was an active member of the Habibi Shriners and their flivver unit. He retired from Union Pacific Railroad as a Signal Maintenance Foreman after 41 years of service. Survivors include his son; Derek and wife, Janie Boswell of Council Bluff, IA., 2 daughters; Sheila Perry of Fields, La. and Vicki Hemphill and husband, Sherrell of New Caney, TX., a sister; Myrtle Alexander of Houston, TX., 3 grandchildren, Jessica Perkins, Gretchen Anderson and Renee' Tolin, 4 great grandchildren; Chelsea and Bryce Tolin, Zaine Perkins and William Anderson. He was preceded in death by his wife; Victoria "Pete" Boswell, parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Services will be Wednesday December 15, 2010 at 2p.m. in Hixson-Snider Funeral Home. Rev. Ray Bourque will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Jacksonville, Tx. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 14 from 4-9p.m. in Hixson-Snider Funeral Home and will resume on Wednesday from 8a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Shriners Burn Hospital in Galveston, Tx., or the Habibi Temple Children’s Transport Fund. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 15, 2010
  • Visitation Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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December 17, 2010

My heart and prayers go out to you and your family,Vicki. They say that the fruit does not fall far from the tree so I know your father must have been a very special person. Love and prayers, Bobbi Williams

Linda Barnes

December 16, 2010

Time will ease your pain and the memories of all the joy and happiness he brought to you in life will bring you happiness. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Trisha Hiltibidal

December 15, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Nancy Lorimer

December 15, 2010

Derek, Janie and Gretchen, please know that your friends at Mutual of Omaha are upholding you in our thoughts and prayers. May you find abundant grace as you process this deep loss.

Ron Gilcrease

December 15, 2010

Vicki, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. My condolences to you and your familiy at what I know is a very difficult time. Please call me when you get back in Houston.
Ron Gilcrease

Debra Boswell Corpora

December 14, 2010

We were so saddened to hear of Hoyt's death. He was a wonderful man. So many of my childhood memories include Hoyt and his beautiful Pete. The photos tell Hoyt's story. His family was his life.

December 14, 2010

All my sympathy and in my prayers.
Dee Mangum (Sylvania co-worker of Vicki)

Lacye Rials

December 14, 2010

I worked with Vicki for a few years at Amtech Lighting and she is a wonderful person, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. My Families thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Bill Boswell

December 14, 2010

Vicki, Sheila & Derek, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. I have nothing but fond memories of Uncle Hoyt. He was a kind, funny & gentle man. He was a wonderful father & husband. One of my fondest childhood memories was "standing around" in the backyard at MaMa & PaPa's listening to Foy, Hoyt, Neil & Dad tell stories.

Bobby & Pat Alexander

December 14, 2010

Hoyt, Pat and I will miss you very much. It was always a pleasure to give you a call to see what was new in your life. You always had a positive outlook and quick to think of others. May God bless and keep you until we are together again. Bobby and Pat Alexander