O. O. Boatman

June 29, 1931May 11, 2014
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O.O. Boatman, 82, passed from this life Sunday, March 11, 2014 surrounded by his family at home.

Visitation will be held 5:00-8:00pm, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Funeral services are 2:00pm, Wednesday, May 14, 2014 in the funeral home chapel with interment in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.

He was born Monday, June 29, 1931 in Kilmichael, Mississippi, a son of the late Ulysses Grant Boatman and Mary Dale Cross Boatman. Mr. Boatman was a member of Lake Harbor Baptist Church in Brandon and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was employed with Knox Glass until their closure. He then established Pearl Insulation which he operated for 35 years, and then he farmed soybeans for more than 5 years. He enjoyed gardening and farming, but his greatest happiness was found in spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Wade Boatman, in October, 2013.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Louise Herrington Boatman; son, Wayne Boatman (fiancée, Debbie Elder and daughter Samantha Rupe); granddaughter, Sydney Boatman; brother, Rocky Boatman; sister, Vera Bain; several nieces and nephews; and special caregivers, Betty and Herbert Washington and Charles Mosley. Memorials may be made to the Lake Harbor Baptist Church Building Fund.


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 13, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 14, 2014

O. O. Boatman

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Darlene and Glenn Hays

May 13, 2014

Sincerest condolences to the Boatman family.Working at Pearl Insulation with "Boat" was one of my first jobs and I have many,many fond memories.He will be missed by many.May he rest in peace.

Tim Lacey

May 13, 2014

So many wonderful memories from Cane Creek, Togo Island all the way to Lake Guerrero Mexico. It was always a pleasure spending time with the Boatman family... Ms Louise and Wayne - my sincerest condolences to you and yours. You're in our prayers...

'R.I.P. Boat'

Tina Kirker

May 13, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss, you are all in our prayers. I am sorry we cant be there for the service but will be thinking about all of you.
Tina (Boatman) Kirker -
Rocky's Daughter

Rocky Boatman

May 13, 2014

Brother, you will be truly missed. You taught me so much as I grew up. You were more than a brother to me, you were my mentor, my friend, and my inspiration. I have so many wonderful memories of the times we fished, gigged frogs, hunted, and just had great times. I always admired your successes in life and as I grew up, modeled myself after you in many ways. I will miss you and never forget our times together. Your Brother, Rocky

The Staff of Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home

May 12, 2014

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.


U.S. Air Force 1951


O.O. & Louise May 15, 1956