George Franklin Boatwright IV

July 8, 1968June 28, 2020

WEST COLUMBIA – Funeral services for George Franklin Boatwright IV, 51, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 3, 2020 at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends following the service at their home. Memorials may be made to Breast Cancer Research.

Mr. Boatwright was born July 8, 1968 in Columbia, SC and passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020.

Mr. Boatwright served in fire service for approximately 15 years and recently worked as a Project Manager at J. Moore Electric. He was an avid Clemson Tigers fan.

He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Boatwright; sons, Joshua Boatwright, Travis (Cassie) Boatwright, Jalin Butler; father, George F. Boatwright III; mother, Almeta Boatwright; sister, Tami Mitchell; father-in-law, Melvin Jones; mother-in-law, Judy Jones; brother-in-law, Mike (Stephanie) Jones and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements.


  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 3, 2020


George Franklin Boatwright IV

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Debbie Whitten

July 10, 2020

I went through middle school and high school with George. He was a very out going soul, definitely one of a kind. My sympathies go out to his family. May he fly high among the angels and rest in eternal peace.

Marianne Szamraj

July 4, 2020

Tami, Stephanie and Almeta,
My heart is breaking for you, I will always remember George as that big brother protector with a big heart and love for the three of you. My sincere condolences to your family.

Reuben Baleiwai

July 2, 2020

I met George wen he came to fiji with steph for holidays, judging from the way he speaks, he was a gentleman, not just a gentleman but a loving heart, caring and loveable,easy to get along with. My family will certainly miss you George. Our prayers are with your family and your sons. REST IN ETERNAL PEACE.

David Teague

July 1, 2020

George and I are old classmates. George was a great, fun loving guy who loved to make people laugh. These were definitely great and special times we shared together. Many years have passed since those days. Yet the memories we shared and George's undiying spirit still remain. Growing stronger and more vivid with each passing day. God bless George and all his loved ones. My prayers go out for all. RIP my friend.

Brandi Campbell

July 1, 2020

God has gained another angel. Not a time that I didn’t see this man in over the last 15 years that he didn’t make me laugh. The Murray’s family sends our condolences and prayers to Stephanie, the boys that are now amazing young men, and all family!! George you will be missed!!!

Cheryl Anderson-Hipp

June 30, 2020

Praying for the entire family. A Great Man, gone too soon.

Cindy Curry

June 30, 2020

This really hard but we went to high school together he was so well like in class I couldn't have asked for a better friend in and out of school. George was the first person I called on when my child was acting out in school , he was work for the south Congaree fire department and made him check back in be the best student after he made him wash the fire trucks and clean the for house and I was so grateful. World will miss this great blue eyes man .

Jodi Howard

June 30, 2020

Fought many a fire with u back in the day ...... Good times for sure..... Rest easy brother .....

Cynthia Leitner

June 30, 2020

George, Almeta, Stephanie and sons: So sorry to hear this about George passing away. Please accept our condolences and prayers at this time. I can remember him from picking the boys up on the motorcycle at Wood Elementary and him coming by the house not long ago and spending time with Claude while getting some chairs for his mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Claude and Cindy Leitner, St. Luke & St. John

Cathy Roof

June 30, 2020

I am saddened to hear about George’s passing. Prayers of comfort and peace for Stephanie, Travis, Joshua and George’s family and friends.