Jimmie Boatwright

Obituary of Jimmie M. Boatwright

Jimmie M. Boatwright, 76, of Douglassville, PA, passed away on June 26, 2021, following an 11-year battle after cancer treatment. He was the husband of Alice M. (Dooms) Boatwright, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage. 


Born in Jacksonville, FL, on February 16, 1945, Jimmie was the son of the late James Daniel Boatwright and Ruby Iona (Durham) Boatwright. 


Jimmie graduated from Nathan Bedford Forrest High School in Jacksonville, FL, in 1963, and furthered his education by taking multiple college courses. He was self-employed for several years. He retired in 2010 from Konica Minolta Business Solutions. Jimmie and Alice owned and operated Colonial Trustworthy Hardware in Trappe, PA, and All Points Shipping until their closings in 1995. In his spare time, Jimmie enjoyed traveling, camping, canoeing, riding his motorcycle and dune buggy, and woodworking. While these hobbies were important to Jimmie, his greatest enjoyment in life came from spending time with his family. Jimmie was a founding member of New Covenant Baptist Church in Pottstown, PA, and an active member for over 20 years at First Baptist Church of St. Peters.


In addition to his loving wife, Jimmie is survived by his sons, Timothy W. (wife, Michaelene) Boatwright, Douglassville, PA, and Brian R. (wife, Melany) Boatwright, Pottstown, PA; his grandchildren, Kristen Boatwright, Rachel (husband, John) Keane, and Brittany (husband, David) Studer; his great-grandchildren, Brantley Boatwright, Weston Studer, Lane Studer, and baby Keane on the way; his sister, Diane (husband, John) Amos, Orange Park, FL; and his niece and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents and ten siblings. 


Visitation will take place on July 1, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464. A Life Celebration will follow at 11:00 a.m. 


A webcast of Jimmie’s services will also be available beginning at 11:00 a.m. Please visit https://houckgofusfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/1525/Jimmie-Boatwright/obituary.html#tribute-start and click on the “webcast” tab to view the webcast. If you have any questions, please call 610-323-8220.  


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jimmie’s memory to First Baptist Church of St. Peters, 2860 St. Peters Rd., Pottstown, PA 19465. 


Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com.