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Obituary for Billy Ray Boyette

Billy Ray Boyette, 68, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at his home.


Billy was born in Wake County on August 16, 1949 to Grayson Boyette and Catherine Outlaw Boyette. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 30 years, Barbara Knox Boyette. Billy proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a valued employee of Wrangler Jeans Company in Wilson, where he retired after many years of service. Family was paramount to Billy and he loved spending time with them and was very proud of each of them. He will be missed but greatly remembered.

The family will receive friends on Friday, January 5, 2017 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service to celebrate Billy’s life at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel with his uncle, Rev. Rudolph Outlaw officiating. Interment will be in Mays Chapel Church Cemetery with military honors.

Billy is survived by his brother, Tommy Boyette and wife Amy of Raleigh; sister, Linda Boyette Sullivan and husband Hardy of Goldsboro; brother, David Massengill and wife Gail of Four Oaks; sister-in-law, Peggy Knox Colman and husband Randy of Dunn; nephews, Eric Grayson Boyette and Hardy Sullivan, Jr. and wife Kim; nieces, Allison Boyette Stephenson and husband Alex and Jennifer Hope Sullivan Glass and husband Jason; great nephews, Nicholas Gray Sullivan and Grant Howard Stephenson; great-nieces, Erin Glass Shuman and husband Tyler, Alx Glass and Gracie Glass; great-great nieces, Olivia Shuman and Hallie Glass; a special aunt, Leatrice Boyette of Smithfield and a special uncle, Rev. Rudolph Outlaw of Hubert.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his mother, Catherine Outlaw Boyette; father, W. Grayson Boyette and his wife Grace; paternal grandparents, L. Aaron and Ella Caison Boyette; and maternal grandparents, Jule Benjamin and Telsy Barwick Outlaw.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 or to the Odd Fellows Home Alumni Scholarship Fund, c/o Buck Abrams, Treasurer, 158 Quail Drive, Dudley, NC 28333.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Friday

5

Jan

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Funeral Service

Friday

5

Jan

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Graveside

Friday

5

Jan

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
May's Chapel Church Cemetery

3831 U.S. 117 Alternate
Dudley, NC 28333

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