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Mr. Lewis E. Boykin Sr.

THOMSON — Mr. Lewis E. Boykin Sr., 70, entered into rest on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Augusta, with the Rev. Dr. Charles Goodman officiating. Entombment with full military honors followed in the mausoleum at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Augusta. Mr. Boykin was born in Crockett County, Tenn., to the late Dan Boykin Sr. and Sallie Champion Boykin. He was a graduate of Georgia Military College. Mr. Boykin served his country proudly with the United States Army 1st Calvary Division during the Vietnam Conflict. During his 20 years of service, Mr. Boykin earned several medals and awards, including the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, two Overseas Service Bars, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, the Army Commendation Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), the Bronze Star Medal, the Air Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Meritorious Unit Commendation (1st OLC), two Overseas Service Ribbons, two NCO Professional Development Ribbons, and earned the rank of Expert with the pistol and Sharpshooter with the rifle. Mr. Boykin was a career law enforcement officer having worked in Illinois, Michigan and Georgia. He worked for many years as a lieutenant with Wackenhut at the Savannah River Site. Mr. Boykin was a member of the Retired Military Police Association. Mr. Boykin is survived by his son, Lewis Boykin II (Stephanie); his daughters, Brenda Douglas, Zeldralyn Boykin (A'Leshia), Danette Boykin and Kristi Boykin; his sister, Bessie Clark; his brothers, Charles Boykin, William Boykin (Eddie), Dan Boykin Jr. (Marquetta), Thomas Boykin (Lucy), Arthur Boykin (Erna), Eddie Sonny Champion (Yvonne), Jimmy Dickey (Patricia), and Bryant Reid (Jarvise); his grandchildren, Carobe Benton, Rochelle Douglas, Chancellor Benton, Dwayne Douglas (Tamara), Chason Benton, Tyree Williams and Lewis Boykin, III; his six great-grandchildren, Tyler Douglas, Cavonte' Benton, Donovan Douglas, Cazariah Benton, Cerroe Benton, and Judah Benton; his fiancee', Deloise Asberry, and a host of nieces and nephews. Platt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, November 10, 2011

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