Blake Smith Boyette

Blake Smith Boyette

Blake Smith Boyette
October 3, 2000 -November 17, 2022

ZEBULON – Blake Smith Boyette, 22, died unexpectedly on Thursday, November 17, 2022.  Though he left us way too soon, we find comfort knowing he is in the arms of Jesus.  Blake was a senior at East Carolina University completing his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. 

Blake loved with all of his heart and never failed to show that love to his family and friends. He always had a smile on his face, a hug in his arms, and the ability to make people laugh.  The energy and light that he brought into the world was unmatched.  Blake lived life to the fullest and everything he did, he did all the way.  He was an athlete and a fierce competitor, who enjoyed playing sports and video games. Most recently he played intramural sports at ECU, and played softball and golf with his dad and brothers. He was the king of tailgating at ECU football games and enjoyed cooking and organizing a good time for his friends. Blake loved being outdoors. He enjoyed skim-boarding at the beach, hunting, fishing and riding his four wheeler with the music blasting.  Blake lived more in 22 years than most live in a lifetime.

Blake was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Royce & Eunice Boyette.

Blake is survived by his parents, Robert Allen & Wanda Creech Boyette, his brothers, Austin Boyette (Kayley), Kyle Boyette, maternal grandparents, Grady & Linda Creech, nephew Grady Boyette, many special aunts, uncles, and cousins, and his beloved dogs, Scout & Nash.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 22, 2022 from 6:00-9:00 pm at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC, 27591  919-365-3612.

Funeral Service will be at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at Wakefield Central Baptist Church, 308 Proctor St. Zebulon, NC 27597 with burial to follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Wakefield Central Baptist Church Men’s Softball fund at Wakefield Central Baptist Church, 308 Proctor St. Zebulon, NC 27597 or at 


  • Debbie Mitchell Posted November 21, 2022 1:56 pm

    I am sorry for your loss

  • Nancy Boykin Posted November 21, 2022 2:41 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss Wanda, Allen and family. I know he loved life and always had a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Wayne Boykin and Family.

  • Cassandra Campbell Posted November 21, 2022 2:43 pm

    To the Boyette family, friends and love ones, please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your son. Although I didn’t know him, I’ve heard so many kind and gentle things about Blake. Words can not begin to express the sorrow and pain that you are feeling. I pray that God will wrap His loving arms around you and comfort your broken hearts today and the days ahead. I pray that your hearts will find consolation in remembering Blake’s light, love and laughter. 2 Corinthians 5:8

  • Kristie Eddins Posted November 21, 2022 2:47 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

  • Rick Bury Posted November 21, 2022 4:10 pm


  • COL Josh Bookout Posted November 21, 2022 4:18 pm

    To the Boyette family,
    I am deeply saddened by the news of Blake’s passing. I didn’t know Blake, but the description of him from everyone is wonderful. I am praying for your entire family and will continue to do so. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for the family. I pray that the Lord comforts you all in this tragic time.

    Deepest condolences,


  • Nikki Price Posted November 21, 2022 5:00 pm

    My prayers and love are with the Boyette family in your time of grief. I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless, keep, and comfort you during this time and always,

  • Alice S. Creech Posted November 21, 2022 6:05 pm

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  • Myrtle Bunch Posted November 22, 2022 7:09 am

    Mr. Allen keeping you and your family in my prayer .

  • Carolina NMN Foster Posted November 22, 2022 7:09 am

    Keep you and you family in my prayers.

  • The Sanborn Family Posted November 22, 2022 7:44 am

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time of deepest sorrow.

  • Michael and Rebecca Rupert Posted November 22, 2022 7:59 am

    Sending thoughts and prayers for comfort.

  • Clint and Carlene Posted November 22, 2022 8:18 am

    What a terrible experience to lose a son., however, the LORD will give you strength. Our prayers will be with you each and every day.

  • Charles Maimone Posted November 22, 2022 8:44 am

    You have my deepest condolences for the loss of your dear son Blake. My heart goes out to you at this very difficult time.

  • Michelle Hardy Posted November 22, 2022 9:49 am

    Allen, my deepest condolences for the sudden loss of your son. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Hedy Creech Posted November 22, 2022 9:54 am

    condolences to the family. God has another Angel is his great heaven

  • Rick Parker Posted November 22, 2022 10:40 am

    My condolence to the family and friends words can not express the pain of losing a loved one so dear as a child to a parent,I believe tht we all will gather together in gods kingdom just as the lord and prophets said,2 Samuel 23 expresses just tht belief and when we are absent from the body we are in the presence of the lord. God Bless

  • Carrie Kinsler Posted November 22, 2022 11:46 am

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time of deepest sorrow.

  • Griffin Avin Posted November 22, 2022 12:28 pm

    I cannot begin to understand your grief, but I pray God will bring you comfort and peace in the days ahead as only He can. You will be in my thoughts and prayers

  • COL Zaire McRae and CSM William Bullins – 113SB Posted November 22, 2022 2:34 pm

    To the Boyette Family,
    Officers and Soldiers of the 113th Sustainment Brigade are deeply saddened by the incredible loss of your loved one, Blake. Our prayers and support are with you during this time of sorrow. Know that we are here, and may God give you strength and comfort as you continue on.

  • Doug & April Fussell Posted November 22, 2022 2:35 pm

    It’s hard to find the adequate words of sympathy we feel for the Boyette family, and the many close friends and lives Blake touched with the quality time he was with us. The Zebulon community is as tight as any community as I’ve ever had the privileged to get to know and together you all will give all the love and support to each other to get through this sad time. Blake, you will be missed but not forgotten Pirate shipmate. Fair winds and following seas.

    Doug & April

  • Julie Snead Posted November 22, 2022 5:37 pm

    You and your family have my sincere sympathy.

  • Jon Hearn Posted November 22, 2022 6:27 pm

    To the Boyette family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your son Blake. Please know he is at peace and lived his young life to the fullest. Continue to celebrate his life and impact on so many that crossed his path. Know he is always smiling down on all of you. Every day the sun rises in the sky above your head, know that is Blake smiling at you and thanking you for the life you provided him. We all will continue to pray for your family during this time.

  • Samuel Ngugi Posted November 22, 2022 7:57 pm

    My sincere condolences to your family. God loved him more my prayers and thoughts are with you as a family.

  • Denise Thomas Posted November 22, 2022 8:01 pm

    Allen, my deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your son. I pray that God will comfort and strengthen you during this most difficult time.

  • Andrew Langdon Posted November 23, 2022 5:59 am

    My family is praying for you and your family.

  • Andre Schwed Posted November 23, 2022 8:24 am

    My thoughts and prayers for you, family, friends, and acquaintances connected to Blake.

  • 113th Sustainment Brigade Posted November 23, 2022 9:10 am

    To the Boyette Family,
    Our prayers and support are with you during this time of incredible loss. Know that we are here, and may God give you strength and comfort as you continue on.

  • Dennis Bruce Miller Posted November 23, 2022 2:39 pm

    To the Boyette family,
    I am so sorry to hear of a devastating loss of a son who was full of life and destined for greatness. From our family to yours, our deepest condolences, and prayers as you go through this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing family, friends, and community will always be there for you.

  • Carrie Holowiti Posted November 26, 2022 10:21 am

    To the Boyette Family,
    Incredibly sorry to hear of the loss of your son, brother, nephew and friend. I pray, through support of all the love around you, you may find peace in your grief journey and as you continue to honor his life.

    With Condolence,
    The Holowiti Family

  • Sumayya Jones-Humienny Posted November 27, 2022 9:37 am

    My deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers are with your family and Blake’s friends. It was a beautiful service and a great testimony as to how Blake had such a positive impact on so many people. May the wonderful memories of his life comfort you until you see him again in the next life.

  • Andrew Benfield Posted November 28, 2022 10:54 am


    I just came back from Thanksgiving break and heard about this. I can’t begin to imagine the loss you have suffered. Continued prayers for you and your family during this time of grief we can not understand. Remember you are not alone.

  • Jack & Eunie Walder Posted November 30, 2022 2:24 pm

    Our deepest and heartfelt condolences, You are in our thoughts and prayers

  • Jon Mase Posted November 30, 2022 8:38 pm

    So sorry for your loss

  • Ruth Cresenzo Posted December 1, 2022 9:04 am

    I am so sorry. I never understand when young, vibrant life is lost, and especially the loss of a child who is dear. Know that my prayers have been and will be with you and your family. Ruth

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