Everett Ray (Chig) Boyatt, 86, of the Grave Hill community, passed away July 27, 2014, at UT Medical Center in Knoxville.
Born September 6, 1927, he was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Lucy Jane Marcum Boyatt; sisters: Kathleen (Jim) Collins, and Maggie (Herbert) Kidd; brothers: Baby Willie, James ìCrickî, Clay ìJabeî, and Carl (Virginia) Boyatt; in-laws: Charlie and Bertha Yancey Thompson, and James Harold King; nephews, David ìBusterî Crabtree and Glenn ìPeteî Boyatt; and niece, Kathy Stephens;
He worked at Boss Glove Manufacturing in Oneida; was also a logger for many years, and owned and operated a sawmill business until his retirement in 1989. He loved being outdoors – walking, riding four-wheelers with his family or just working at something. He was saved and baptized in 1995, joining Foster Crossroads Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Raydene Thompson Boyatt of the Grave Hill community; daughters: Bonnie Easter of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Lisa (Greg) Thomas; twin sons: Roy (Juelda) Boyatt, and Troy (Doris) Boyatt, all of Oneida; grandchildren: Stephanie Goldstone of Cincinnati, Ohio, Tony Easter of Hawaii, and Michael Hamilton, Rachael Thomas, Hunter Thomas, and Logan and Colby Boyatt, all of Oneida; great-grandchildren: Abigail, Blaze, and Kambri; sisters: Shirley Reagan, Glennice (Joe) Stephens, and Faye (George) Hicks, all of the Foster Crossroads community; brothers: Archie Boyatt and Bobby (BD) Boyatt, both of Oneida; in-law, Nella Faye King of Tueplo, MS; several nieces and nephews, and many other relatives.
Funeral service was conducted July 29, in the chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home-Oneida with Bro. Don Kidd and Bro. Jeff Boyatt officiating. Music was provided by Foster Crossroads Baptist Church Choir. Graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 30, at E.R. Boyatt Cemetery in the Foster Crossroads community.
Arrangements by Four Oaks Funeral Home-Oneida.