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Robert B. (Bobby) Boatright Jan. 1, 1931 -Oct. 1, 2013 Resident of San Pablo Bob was born on January 1, 1931 at 1325 Todd Ave., Dyersburg, Tennessee to Charley Columbus and Sarah Alberta Boatright (nee' Whitt). He was however, raised from infancy by his paternal grandparents, C.C. and Jennie Elizabeth Boatright (nee' Parnell). Bob graduated from Dyersburg High School where he excelled as a football player. He was on two championship teams and was voted Defensive Player of the Year in 1949. He also played semi-pro baseball as a catcher for the Dyersburg Cotton Products team. He was active in the Boy Scouts, achieving the rank of First Class. Bob came to California in July 1951. He graduated from Contra Costa College with a degree (A.S.) in Police Science. He subsequently received his B.A. with Academic Honors from Cal State, Hayward. Bob spent 33 years in law enforcement including time as a sergeant with the Richmond, California Police Department and the United States Department of Justice. After retiring from law enforcement, Bob started his own private investigations business. He also joined the Screen Actors Guild and became an actor. He did 19 plays, six national commercials and seven films. Retiring from acting he taught school at Summit High School in Martinez on a volunteer basis and also taught at Richmond's LEAP program. At age 80, he finally retired permanently. In addition to belonging to the Screen Actors Guild, he was also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (San Pablo Ward), life member of the National Rifle Assoc., National Assoc. of Retired Federal Agents, California Narcotics Assoc., Bay Counties Peace Officers Assoc., BPOE (Elks), Moose Club and was a two term President of the Contra Costa Peace Officers Assoc. Bob was an avid reader and a trivia expert. He loved good books, good music, good guns, good leather, good friends and good cops. Bob leaves his wife of 50 years, Nada Carol Olsen and a son Scotty Boatright of Pinole, California. He was preceeded in death by his parents, grandparents and a daughter Kristi R. Bradford. At his request, there will be no services. "He's a walking contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction". Kris Kristofferson. There will be no services, creamation will take place. If you wish to donate to the , he was an animal lover.
Published in East Bay Times on Oct. 4, 2013
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