April 28, 1944 – January 2, 2021
WENDELL – Jesse Junior Boykin, 76, died on Saturday. He was born in Nash County to the late Maine Elton and Katie Hinnant Boykin. He worked his life as a farmer. Service was a significant part of Jesse’s life, serving as a volunteer fireman for 17 years, three years in Wendell and 14 in Corinth-Holders. Jesse will be remembered as a card and a half, hardworking and being loyal to a fault. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by siblings, Benny and Madeline Boykin and Phyllis Smith.
Funeral service 2pm, Wednesday, Baptist Tabernacle Church, 1599 NC-231, Wendell. Pastor Glen Brock will officiate. Burial will follow in the Clyde’s Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Stella Hocutt Boykin; children, Michael Boykin (Renee Bell) and Amy Ealisa Boykin; siblings, Danny Ray Boykin (Holly), Myrtie “Tiny” Brewer and Debra Driver (Danny); aunt, E. Jay Evans; grandchildren, Clay Haislip, Sarah and Rebecca Grace Boykin, Katherine Lewis, Robert Allen Hedrick, Andrew and Katelyn Bell and one great-grandchild, Brantleigh Dunbar.
Visitation, 6-7:30pm, Tuesday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third Street, Wendell, NC 27591. www.stricklandfuneral.com HIs service will be available at www.facebook.com/stricklandfuneral