OBITUARY

George "Ben" Benjamin Boatwright

January 30, 1960April 4, 2021
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George “Ben” Benjamin Boatwright, 61, of Taylors, SC, loving husband of Jackie Boatwright, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 4, 2021.

Born in Lexington County, SC, he was a son of the late George Gurley Boatwright, Mozelle Bell Boatwright, and Margaret Stroud. Ben was a Truck Driver for Slay Transportation for many years, and enjoyed music, Mountain Dew, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a quiet man, and a Christian. He attended Valley Brook Outreach.

In addition to his loving wife, Ben is survived by his six children, Jessica Wardlaw (Michael), Joshua Boatwright (Minnie), Patrick Boatwright, Leddisa Smith, Markeith Smith, and David Lasowitz; a sister, Rose Gurley (Bill); twelve grandchildren, Savannah, Olivia, Alexandria, Josh, Jr., David, Shayla, Skylar, Oliver, Tamijah, Jordyn, Mariah, and Nyny; and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a son, Zack Smith.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until 11:15 am on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Drive with a funeral service to follow at 11:30 am in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow the service at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

The service will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/mackeymortuary.

Memorials may be made to The American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org.

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  • FAMILY

  • Jackie Boatwright, Wife
  • Jessica Wardlaw (Michael), Daughter
  • Joshua Boatwright (Minnie), Son
  • Patrick Boatwright, Son
  • Leddisa Smith, Daughter
  • Markeith Smith, Son
  • David Lasowitz, Son
  • Rose Gurley (Bill), Sister
  • Mr. Boatwright is also survived bytwelve grandchildren, Savannah, Olivia, Alexandria, Josh, Jr., David, Shayla, Skylar, Oliver, Tamijah, Jordyn, Mariah, and Nyny; and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.twelve grandchildren, Savannah, Olivia, Alexandria, Josh, Jr., David, Shayla, Skylar, Oliver, Tamijah, Jordyn, Mariah, and Nyny; and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

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  • Committal Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

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David Lasowitz

April 6, 2021

I never knew my real father growing up. Ben took me in as one of his own when married to my mother. I remember him always having almost a humerious honest outlook on life. Always was one to make others laugh or smile when he could. I will always remember the talks and laughs we shared in his big rig with my younger brother and I. Although him and I never shared a close bond being me a stepson. He did make me feel like I had a father figure to look up to. He will be missed and i can only hope his memory lives on through each and every one of his family members. Thank you for the great memories and thank you for being a beloved father.

Jessica Boatwright-Wardlaw

April 6, 2021

I love you and miss you my daddy....

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