Wayne Boston

Obituary of Wayne Boston

            Wayne K. Boston, 93, of Jacksonville, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Heritage Health in Jacksonville, with his family by his side.  He was born November 19, 1923, in Waverly, the son of Louis and Zelda Scheele Boston.  Wayne married Evelyn Conrady on November 4, 1950, at Salem Lutheran Church in Jacksonville, and she preceded him in death on February 2, 2010.

            He is survived by three children, Mary Lee Williams of Chapin, and Ronald (Connie) Boston and Kenneth (Deb) Boston, both of Jacksonville; four grandchildren, Ryan (Emily) Boston and Katie Boston, both of Jacksonville, James Williams and Mark Williams, both of Chapin.  His first great-grandchild is due to be born within the next three weeks.  He is also survived by one brother, Maurice Boston of Loami, along with several nieces and nephews and his beloved dog Tucker.  Wayne was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Robert “Bob” Williams, and three brothers, Louis Boston, Jr., Glen Boston, and James Boston (surviving wife, Shirley of Jacksonville.)

            Mr. Boston attended New Berlin Schools.  He was owner/operator of Boston Trucking for over 50 years and farmed for over 70 years in Morgan County. 

            Mr. Boston was a charter member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church where he served as Sunday School treasurer/superintendent for 30 years.  He was instrumental in the building of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.  Besides “breaking ground” for the new facility, he also donated trucks, gas, and labor to haul the fill sand for the church foundation.  Wayne was always inviting people to come to church and worship.  He loved children and after church services, he would give children quarters to use for Sunday School offering. He was always helping his grandchildren sell items for school fundraisers like FFA fruit and Chapin Discount Cards.  He loved collecting Eisenhower silver dollars and handed them out frequently to friends.  He was a pillar of strength to his community and very well-known wherever he went.  He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.  His passions in life were his Lord, his family, his church, and the land he farmed.  He believed in the value of family and working hard for what you attain in life.  He was generous, loving, thoughtful, and faithful.

            A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Jacksonville, with burial at Diamond Grove Cemetery.  The family will meet friends from 4 – 7 p.m. Monday at the Williamson Funeral Home.  Memorials are suggested to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.  Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.