John Robert Boatman

John Robert Boatman, 76, of Winona died at Winona Manor in Winona on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018.  

Visitation was from noon until service 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow in the New Hope Cemetery in Winona.  Rev. Bennie Watson officiated the services.

Mr. Boatman was born on August 24, 1942, to Eddie Louis and Lula Ruth Palmertree Boatman.  He was a retired employee of the City of Winona Street Department and a member of New Hope United 
Methodist Church in Winona.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Shirley Blaylock Boatman; two sisters, Maxine Cummings and Lady Carroll Howard; and his brother, Pete Boatman.

Mr. Boatman is survived by two sisters, Eddie Ruth Boatman of Durant and Meredith McCain of Eupora; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be DeLynn Cummings, Paul Cummings, Billy Ray Cummings, Bubba Shaw, Bennie Costilow, and Mason Costilow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the New Hope Cemetery Fund, c/o Annette Mills, 504 Jones Street, Winona, MS  38967.