Marvin Boatright, 73, passed away at his home with his loving wife by his side. Born on August 23, 1938 in Swainsboro, GA, he was the son of the late Cecil and Pernell Lyon Boatright. At the age of 19 he joined the Navy to serve his country. Finally retiring in 1979, he moved on to managing a hardware store. Marvin was devoted to his family and friends, and never went without a smile, bringing joy to all those that knew him. Fishing was one of his favorite pastimes along with tinkering around in his garage.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Valerie J. Boatright; five sons, Michael Brian Boatright and his wife Kim, John T. Farley and his wife Lindsay, Michael P. Boatright and his fiancé Lauren Browning, Jared K. Farley and his wife Jen, and Jeremy A. Farley and his wife Nicole; three daughters, Merrie Beth Boatright, Jacquelyn Boatright, and Danielle Raleigh and her husband Christopher; two brothers, Dan and Pete Muns; eighteen beautiful grandchildren, Everett, Leland, Erin, Cheyenne, Brennan, Trevor, Bethany, Alexander, Caitlyn, Kaylee, Destinee, Bradly, Nicholas, Savanna, Sean, Austin, Taylor, and Brandon; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 17th at 2 P.M. at Family Choice Funerals and Cremations, 5401 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, 23464. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations may be made to Valerie Boatright to help the family with funeral costs.
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you will be greatly missed Uncle Marvin. Your suffering is over and now you can be at peace. Watch over Aunt Valerie…she is such a strong woman! And the rest of the family! you will always have a special place in many hearts! Say hi to my dad for me! RIP!!!
I love and miss you dad. You taught me so much. You taught me how to shave, how to drive, how working hard will reward itself,what a man, a husband and a dad should be.I serve because of you. Standing next to you on September 11th you said you know we will be going to war right? I couldnt take my eyes,i responded yeah dad you put your hand on my shoulder and said I’m proud of you for enlisting son i felt so proud that day because i made you proud. Now that your gone i dont want to do it any more its not the same I’ve lost my drive to fight i just wana come home. There is a song that has always reminded me of you idk who sings it but the line is i hope Im half the man you didnt have to be
My oldest memories of my dad involve uniforms and ships and an occasional room inspection:) I have always been honored to be the daughter of a man who served his country with such pride. We spent the last years of his life separated by distance and if it had not been for his wife Val I may have spent those years worried about his well being I never believed in soul mates till seeing those 2 together and i knew my dad had found his and was happy.
Marvin, You were one of my favorite bosses and a good friend. I will miss your smile and great sense of humor. You were a great husband and father for which I admired so much. May you rest in peace.Love,Pat
We are sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
I will think of you often and miss you always, Love You Marvin!
Danielle,I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family at your time or sorrow. God Bless .
Dave and I send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family during your time of loss. You and Marvin always welcomed us into your home just like we were family and I really do think of you as family. I have always been grateful for your hospitality because you didn’t have to do it but that is just how you are Marvin are. My heart grieves for your loss but I know that we have gained another angel to watch over all of you from above.Love, Dave and Loraine
Uncle Marvin,Although I did not get the chance to me you. I have heard wonderful things about you. You will be missed. God Bless! Crissy
Dad we will all miss you very much Val remember we are here whenever you need us
I love and miss you so much, I don’t know what to do without you. You were my heart and soul. My husband, my lover and my best friend. I am so lost since you have gone. You will live on in my heart forever.
I miss you every second of every day. I love you with all my heart and soul. I will love you for eternity. Your loving wife always.
I miss you so much. You are in my thoughts every minute of every day. Its a struggle for me to get through a day without you. You were my world and I am lost without you. Love you always.
Yesterday was our baby girl’s 21 birthday. How i wish you were here for her. I still miss you every minute of every day.
Loving you always. Your loving wife.