John Jacob Boykin

May 21, 1940 - May 03, 2020

John Boykin, Jr.

On this May 3, 2020, John Boykin, Jr. peacefully left his earthly home to begin his new life in his heavenly home.

He left behind his lifelong sweetheart and wife, Sally Jane Young Boykin “Janie”.  His pride and joy were his family.  He had four children, daughter, Marilyn Welch and her husband, Jerome; preceded by his daughter, Darla Blanchard; son, Kevin Boykin and his wife, Renee; and daughter, Julie Moore and her husband, Garry; grandchildren, Jennifer Ard; Jared Welch; Ashlyn Kilpatrick and her husband, Stephen; Natasha Blanchard and her dad, Tommy Blanchard; Kyndall Brownsworth and her husband, Dylan; Brenner Boykin; Remmington Boykin; Drake Boykin; Jace Retherford and his wife, Amanda; Kala Hartman and her husband, Josh; Cameron Downey; and Bryton Theis; great-grandchildren, Dillon Welch and his wife, Audrey; Dolton Coleman; Draden Ard; Dathan Ard; Braley Ard; preceded by Addie Ard; Reese Kilpatrick; Kipp Hartman; Kellar Hartman; Avery Retherford; and Jake Retherford; great-great-grandchildren, Riddick Welch and Rexton Welch; preceded in death by his mother and father, Lula Grimes Boykin and John Jacob Boykin; and sister, Margie Hartnett; and survived by, sister, Jackie Harris, LaNell and her husband, Tommy Hardy; and Joyce Huckaby; and many nieces and nephews.

John was born in Zavalla, on May 21, 1940.  He moved to Lumberton at an early age and resided there until he passed.  John was so blessed, he was able to do what he loved, buying and selling land, which was evident by all the numerous developments in Lumberton.

He was the owner of Boykin Homes and Land Sales and was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church of Loeb.  John loved being outdoors, his hobbies were fishing, hunting, and traveling.

A gathering of Mr. Boykin’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 7, 2020, at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at Boykin Cemetery, Lumberton.  Please observe social distancing guidelines.


Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
5:00 p.m.until 9:00 p.m.
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Thursday, May 07, 2020
10:00 a.m.
Boykin Family Cemetery Lumberton
West Walton Road, Lumberton, Texas 77657

Comments (26)

  • Harold Bean

    09 May 2020 at 10:07 | #

    Sorry to hear of Johns passing but it is good to know that there is blessed assurance in Christ Jesus. Janie may you and your family find that special grace during this time in Him along...


  • Alisa and Ron Raumaker

    08 May 2020 at 21:28 | #

    Prayers for all of the Boykin family. Although we only had business dealings with Mr. Boykin, he was always so kind.. May all the memories bring you peace.


  • Betty Teel

    07 May 2020 at 13:02 | #

    Janie and family so very sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you. May you find peace and comfort through our Lord Jesus


  • Bob and Elizabeth Strahan

    07 May 2020 at 02:28 | #

    Mrs. Boykin our prayers are with you and your family. We send our love and sympathy.. The Strahan's


  • Kevin & Michele Koch

    06 May 2020 at 22:58 | #

    So sorry Kevin , Marilyn, Julie and rest of your family for your loss praying for all of you


  • Glen & Cathy Young

    06 May 2020 at 17:42 | #

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. May God be your comfort and bring peace and strength in days to come.


  • Debbie Lacey

    06 May 2020 at 14:16 | #

    Mrs. Hardy & family I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you.


  • Kristie Byrd

    05 May 2020 at 22:27 | #

    We are so sorry for your loss! He will be greatly missed.


  • Patricia Dear

    05 May 2020 at 22:09 | #

    Janie, I am so sorry to hear this! John was always smiling and I always made us laugh. He will be greatly missed! Sending prayers for you and your sweet family!


  • Melanie Sims

    05 May 2020 at 21:54 | #

    Kevin, we are so sorry for your loss praying for all
    Dee and Dee Dee Sims


  • Barbie Hardy

    05 May 2020 at 21:35 | #

    I am so very sorry to see the passing of John. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.


  • Linda Meehan

    05 May 2020 at 20:48 | #

    John was such a sweet man and loved his family. Always enjoyed talking to him. He was always such a good sport about letting us ladies have our Christmas parties at their home. He was such a down to earth man and what you saw was what he was all the time. My sincere condolences to all the family I love all of you! Please let me know if I can do anything. Will be praying for all of you. Janie I love you.


  • Tammie Burge

    05 May 2020 at 20:32 | #

    I am truly sorry for your families loss. You are all in my prayers Mrs. Boykin, Marilyn,Kevin,Julie and Natasha.


  • Selena Reckart

    05 May 2020 at 19:35 | #

    So so sorry to hear this he was such a sweet man I am glad I got the pleasure of meeting him and his wife my condolences go out to the entire Boykin Family he will truly be missed prayers


  • Jeannie H

    05 May 2020 at 14:53 | #

    Mrs. Boykin and family, sending my condolences and praying for comfort and peace. So sorry for your loss.. Such a wonderful man and will be missed by so many. Love you all


  • Michelle Fisher

    05 May 2020 at 14:27 | #

    Mr. Boykin was a father figure from my youth at church and on the many occasions I was at his home. He was always kind and smiling. I will be praying for the entire Boykin family during this difficult time. All of you have been like family to me. If there is anything I can do for any of you please don’t hesitate to ask.


  • Marion Beasley

    05 May 2020 at 13:38 | #

    John was a very good man and will be missed by many. My sincere condolences to all of his family


  • Lee Kelley

    05 May 2020 at 12:37 | #

    I am so very sorry for the loss of this fine man. I have known the family for many years and they have always been a blessing and a great inspiration to all who know them. May God cover each of you with His love and grace at this time of sorrow. Love and prayers Lee Kelley


  • Lynette barks

    05 May 2020 at 12:27 | #

    So sorry for all of yalls loss. Prayers are with you all


  • Renee Hanley

    05 May 2020 at 11:01 | #

    My deepest condolences to the family and Mrs;.B. my prayers are with you all. Mr. B was a good man and loved his family he will be missed so much. I'm sure Whataburger will miss him alot for his daily lunch.. lol. It was always refeshing to see him at lunch time with his bag from Whataburger sack and tell me about his morning doing what he loved on that backhoe... It's been many years since I've heard those stories. My heart goes out to each and every one of you in your time of sorrow. If I can do anything at all . Let me know.


  • Charlie Nichols

    05 May 2020 at 10:54 | #

    Sorry for your loss


  • Sheli Richardson

    05 May 2020 at 03:12 | #

    I will truly miss passing my neighbor & friend, in his black truck & cowboy hat, as I travel the roads of Lumberton. God be with the Boykin family.


  • Tammy and David Trahan

    05 May 2020 at 01:08 | #

    Mrs Boykin, Kevin, Marylin and Julie, please accept our heartfelt condolences and prayers. We are so sorry for your families loss, Mr. Boykin was a truly great man and will be missed by many. Sincerely, Tammy and David Trahan.



    05 May 2020 at 00:44 | #

    Miss Janie and all your family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Julie and Kevin especially, since we were friends once upon a time. I am praying for ya'll. Love always, Debbie


  • Don Wiley

    04 May 2020 at 19:40 | #

    I met John about forty years ago. He was a nice man and always had time to shake hands and say a few words. What I noticed about John over the years was that he would show up early, stay late and work hard. Rest in peace my friend. It is well deserved.


  • Greg & DeeDee Hobbs

    04 May 2020 at 19:01 | #

    Mrs Boykin & Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Boykin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.


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