March 23, 1955 – August 18, 2020
Wendell – James Leonard Boykin, Jr., 65, died Tuesday. He was born in Johnston County to the late James Leonard & Eula Pearl O’Neal Boykin, Sr. He loved his family with all his heart. He was a hardworking, conscientious, & talented old school mechanic, carpenter, and also an avid Nascar Fan. He was preceded in death by his sister, Sandra Pearl Boykin Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Sue Ellen Upchurch Boykin of the home, daughters, Jennifer Lynn Boykin, Barbie Dee Alligood (Stephen), Chasity Richardson (Kevin), grandchildren, Kairi Alligood, Madison Richardson, Colby Richardson, Austin Hollifield, & Brittany Hollifield.