Dale Edward Boatwright (1929 - 2017)

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Dale Edward Boatwright, 88 of Tallahassee went home to be with the Lord October 3, 2017.
 
Dale was born in Tallahassee to Roxie Modell Duggar and Eddie Dawson on July 27, 1929.  He resided most of his younger years with his grandmother Nannie Duggar, living on her farm in Wakulla County.  He attended elementary school in Crawfordville and high school in Tallahassee.
 
Dale worked during his early life with Western Union and the Tallahassee Democrat.  In 1946, he enlisted in the Army and served in World War II and the Korean War.  After serving our country for 4 years,Dale returned to marry his sweetheart, Ida Frances Rehwinkel, in 1948.  The remainder of his career was with the Florida Forestry Service.  In 1987, Dale retired with Ida Frank to his farm in Wakulla County.  In addition to his career paths, Dale also joined the Crawford Masonic Lodge and achieved the highest level as a 32nd Degree Master Mason and is a past Master of Crawford Lodge #294.  He was a noble brother of the Marzuq Shrine Temple.
 
He enjoyed hunting and fishing, wood and leather working. On his tree farm, he farmed catfish, raised hogs and cattle, planted and cultivated crops and enjoyed watching all the wildlife.
 
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ida Frances, 4 children, 6 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
 
In memorial, contributions can be made to Crawfordville United Methodist Church Missions fund, 176 Oklochonee Street, Crawfordville, FL 32327.

Funeral services were held at Crawfordville United Methodist Church October 6, 2017, officiated by the Rev. Alan Gaylord and Rev. John Hay.  Interment was in the Crawfordville cemetery with military and masonic honors.

David Conn of Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey Young Chapel in Crawfordville, FL is assisting the family with arrangements. (850-926-3333 or www.bevisfh.com)
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Published in The Wakulla News on Oct. 12, 2017
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