James Leonard Boykin, Jr.

James Leonard Boykin, Jr.

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.

Graveside service 11 am, Saturday, Greenmount Cemetery, Wendell.  Full obituary at www.stricklandfuneral.com.  Available at www.facebook.com/strickandfuneral.com


  • Anita Strickland Hales Posted August 20, 2020 1:14 pm

    Sue, Jennifer, Barbie and the rest of the family;
    I am sorry for the passing of cousin Jimmy. Prayers are being sent for all of the family during this difficult time.

  • David & Donna Posted August 20, 2020 2:05 pm

    Sue we are so sorry to hear about Jimmy. He was such a good friend and the best carpenter around ! He could do anything and make the worst old things that houses had to offer come alive . We have had many many laughs and discussions about the things that needed to be done and all my request and he would look at me and say “ I Don’t know Donna but he would always come through and it would be beyond anything I could ever imagine And too perfection always !!!!
    We were beyond blessed to have him as our friend and our carpenter to all 3 of our homes.
    Jimmy you were the best and we will miss you . Rest In Peace
    Prayers and love
    David & Donna

  • alan jeffreys Posted August 20, 2020 9:05 pm

    So sorry to hear about the lost of Jimmy to this world. He will truly be missed by his family and our community. Like his father before him , he has helped so many people in this area and was a good person and will always be remember for the good deeds and acts of kindness that he did. He had many friends and I consider myself as one of them.

  • Ted&Vicky Dodson Posted August 28, 2020 4:21 pm

    To the Boykin Family

    We are so sad to learn of Jimmys passing. Blessings to all of you.

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