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Bobby Wayne Boutwell Sr., was born in Climax, Georgia, on July 1,1944, in what was a very turbulent time for the world. At the time of his birth, his father was headed overseas to the battle the Axis powers, as World War II raged. His young mother was completely unprepared for the challenges of parenthood, as she was still in school herself, so his loving maternal grandparents took young Bobby in and raised him as their own son.
Being raised on a rural South Georgia farm wasn’t always easy, but Bobby took to the country life, and quickly developed a great love for hunting and fishing, and it was a love affair that would last his entire life. Riding the dirt roads of Vada, Georgia with his friends, getting lost in Vada’s vast woodland and fishing in its many ponds, was how Bobby spent much of his young life.
While he was still in school, his grandfather became gravely ill, and Bobby, never one to let his family down quit school to take on the rigors of running a farm, on his own. After the passing of his grandparents, Bobby moved to Albany, Georgia, where he worked for Cross Construction, Daniels Construction and later Watkins Construction at Proctor and Gamble, where he was known as one of the best and most reliable welders in the plant.
It was in Albany he decided to settle down and start a family, raising three sons. Bobby loved many things, first and foremost was his family. He also loved western movies, especially John Wayne westerns, country music, his beloved dogs who were always around, and tinkering with his many vehicles. He was also known to maybe have a cold beer on a hot South Georgia night.
Bobby Wayne Boutwell, Sr., 74, of Albany, Georgia passed away at his home on Friday, April 26, 2019. Bobby will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends and his beloved dogs. He is survived by his three sons; Bobby Wayne Boutwell Jr., Stephen Glenn Boutwell, Daniel Warren Boutwell; and his four grandsons, Tyler Boutwell, Bryce Boutwell, Trevor Boutwell and Reid Boutwell.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Cox Funeral Home, 240 Walton Street, Hamilton, Georgia 31811. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
The Boutwell Family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909, 706-577-0055. The family invites you to leave a condolence or share a fond memory of Mr. Boutwell below.