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James Randy Boatright Sr.

June 4, 1953 — July 29, 2023

James Randy Boatright Sr.

 

James “Randy” Boatright Sr. PLS, age 70, from Birmingham, Al went to be with our Lord on Saturday July 29, 2023. Randy is preceded in death by his father Elbert Lee, mother Audrey Sue, along with brothers; Cecil, Billy, Ronald, his sister Joyce Melton, and grandchild Bella Boatright. He was raised in the Inglenook community where he found a love for cars, music, and friends. He met the love of his life Glenda Lett and started a family. As a young man, he began work with a land surveyor and quickly fell in love with the job. Over the years he had his first child Brandy, moved to Center Point, and had a son James. In 1992, he earned his professional license as a Land Surveyor and began his own business, which he passionately pursued for over 30 years. As a youth coach at Center Point Ballpark, he helped coach the infamous Panthers and many baseball teams, where he touched the lives of many young men. He had a passion for music. He played guitar and sang with some of the best musicians in Birmingham. Randy is survived by his wife of 46 years, Glenda Boatright, daughter Brandy Kelly (Scott), son James Boatright, Jr. (Nicole), grandkids; Brelyn Kelly, Cole Kelly and Emma Boatright and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Randy’s visitation will take place at Jefferson Memorial Trussville on Thursday August 3rd, 2023, from 5-7pm. Funeral will be at Jefferson Memorial, Friday August 4th, 2023, at 2PM. 1591 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, Al 35235.

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Visitation

Thursday, August 3, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35235

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Funeral Service

Friday, August 4, 2023

2:00pm - 3:00 am

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35235

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