James Lester "Charlie" Boyett, Jr.

February 19, 1935 ~ June 22, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old


Mr. James Lester “Charlie” Boyett, Jr., 88, of Blackshear, passed away early Thursday morning, June 22, 2023, at Harborview – Pierce County Nursing Home.

Born in Blackshear, GA on February 19, 1935, he had lived in Hilliard, FL for many years before moving back to Pierce County four years ago.  Mr. Boyett was a 1953 graduate of Blackshear High School and went on to serve in the US Army during the Korean conflict.  He retired from the Florida Department of Transportation where he had been a weight inspector.  Mr. Boyett enjoyed cars including race cars, working in his yard, watching Westerns, and reading his Bible.  He was of the Primitive Baptist faith.

He was a son of the late James Lester & Alma Carrie Pierce Boyett, Sr.  He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Moreta Lee and Juanita Lee; and all six of his brothers, Milford Boyett, Elder Winston Boyett, Elder Willis Boyett, Earl Boyett, T. J. Boyett, and Sam Boyett.

Survivors include two sisters, Genoa Lee and Geneva Bacon both of Alma; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Boyett of Blackshear; a first cousin, Larry (Colleen) Boyett of Brunswick; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mr. Boyett will be held Saturday morning, June 24, 2023, at 11 o’clock from the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Lee officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home chapel immediately following the service.

Interment will be in the Ramah Cemetery.

Members of the Blackshear High School class of ’53 is kindly requested to serve as honorary pallbearers.  Please meet at the funeral home chapel by 10:30 Saturday morning.

The family would like to thank the staff of Harborview – Pierce County Nursing Home for all they have done for Mr. Boyett the past four years.  Their love and care for not only him but his family has been most appreciated. 

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Pearson-Dial Funeral Home in Blackshear, GA is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral Service
June 24, 2023

11:00 AM
Pearson-Dial Chapel
659 Main St.
Blackshear, GA 31516


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