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Joe Boatright

1940 - 2019
Joe Boatright Obituary
Joe Boatright

Republic - Mr. Joe Boatright, age 79, of Republic, Missouri, passed away in Cox Hospital South, Springfield, Missouri, on November 25, 2019. He was born on February 11, 1940 to Roscoe and Eathel (Gaddy) Boatright in Republic, Missouri. Joe was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Abou Ben Adhem Shrine. He was a lifelong truck driver and owned a fleet of trucks which he leased to Frozen Food Express. He was also involved in cattle farming, eventually moving his farming operation to hay, which he worked for years. Joe derived much pleasure from horseback riding and especially endurance riding on the XP trail. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Carolyn Sue, and two brothers; Gene Boatright and Dale Boatright. He is survived by his daughter; Bobbie Jo Blankenship and husband Denny, son; David Boatright and wife Dana, two grandchildren; Dennis Blankenship and wife, Morgan, Hollie King and husband, Heath, and three great grandchildren; Remi Wynn, Fallon and Henry, his brother; Bobby Boatright and wife Nancy as well as his sister; Ivone Keltner. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2019 in Meadors Funeral Home in Republic. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., also in the funeral home. Burial will follow immediately in Wade Chapel Cemetery, Republic, Missouri. The family requests contributions to the Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation in lieu of flowers. Family and friends may share online condolences at
Published in the News-Leader from Nov. 27 to Nov. 30, 2019
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