Ruel Dillon Boyette, age 99, passed away September 25, 2019. Dillon was born June 12, 1920 in Tattnall County, Georgia. He was a hard working individual, and a talented wood worker with a penchant for getting things done correctly. Dillon was well known for his willingness to help others. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. During WWII Dillon served in the European Theatre of Operations (ETO) with the 88th Infantry Division. He was captured in Italy and held in a German prison camp, Stalag 7A, until liberation. Dillon was an active member of the American Ex-POW organization. He attended the Old Anderson Primitive Baptist Church and worked diligently to improve the church cemetery. He is preceded in death by, his wife of 74 years, Mamie Ella Mikell Boyette; son, Raymond Dillon Boyette; father, Ira Dillon Boyette; mother, Gertie Turner Boyette; sisters, Lucille Flanagan, Melba Kennedy, Flora Wilson; brothers, Rufus Rogers, Carl B. Boyette and grandson, Ricky Edwards.
Daughters: Vonette Sampey (Mac) of Savannah, Georgia
Betty Presnell of Midway, Georgia
Faye Lea (Charles) of Dauphin Island, Alabama
Diane Varner (Rich) of Shreveport, Louisiana
Sons: Robert Boyette (Beverly) of Aurora, Colorado
Ronnie Boyette (Anna) of Savannah, Georgia
Sisters: Marie Wilson (Junior) of Reidsville, Georgia
Lavern Bradley of Reidsville, Georgia
Brother: Noah Boyette of Soperton, Georgia
Daughter-in-law: Patti Boyette of Appling, Georgia
19 Grandchildren, 40 Great Grandchildren and 6 Great-Great Grandchildren also survive.
The family would like to thank current caregivers Georgia Walker, Tonia Small, Esther Butler, Latisha White, Tanisha Cannon, Paula Hunter, Dominique Cotton and former caregivers, Carolyn Ashley, Nauida Daniels, and Ruth Davis for their thoughtfulness and loving care.
Visitation will be held 1:00 pm, Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Brannen Kennedy Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 pm, at the chapel Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Home with Pastor Rich Varner officiating. Burial will be in the Old Anderson Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors.
Brannen Kennedy Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia is in charge of the arrangements.