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James O'Quinn Boykin, Sr.

August 7, 1930 September 5, 2018
James O'Quinn Boykin, Sr.
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Obituary for James O'Quinn Boykin, Sr.

James O’Quinn “Big Jim” Boykin, Sr., 88, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his family.

Big Jim was born in Johnston County, NC on August 7, 1930 to the late Alvin Vernon Boykin and Flora Ann Pittman Boykin. He served proudly in the United States Air force during the Korean Conflict. Following his stint in the Air Force, he was the supervisor of the paint shop on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Afterwards, he was the founder of the legendary Jim’s Signs located in Goldsboro, which is currently and proudly owned and operated by his two sons. Big Jim enjoyed flying, loved racing and had a generous heart. He helped many people along the way. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

A service to celebrate Big Jim’s life will be held Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. Johnny Pike officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

Big Jim is survived by his of wife of 70 years, Elizabeth Langley Boykin; children, Donna Stroud (Nick), Debbie Moore (Glenn), Mark Boykin (Lori) and Tim Boykin (Lee Ann); grandchildren, Alan Marks (Ashley), Hope Hill (Simon), Amanda Bill (David) and Quinn Boykin; great grandchildren, Rose Marks, Turner Lewis, Cash Hill, Rachael Bill (Randy), Logan Bill and Noah Bill; and great-great grandchildren, Easton Smith and Maverick Smith.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church, 5975 US 70, LaGrange, NC 28551.

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


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Memorial Service

Saturday

8

Sep

4:00 PM 9/8/2018 4:00:00 PM
Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1300 Wayne Memorial Drive Goldsboro 27534 NC
United States

Visitation

Saturday

8

Sep

4:30 PM 9/8/2018 4:30:00 PM - 6:00 PM 9/8/2018 6:00:00 PM
Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1300 Wayne Memorial Drive Goldsboro 27534 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church

5975 U.S. Hwy. 70 East
LaGrange, NC 28551
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