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Richard Parker Boynton
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BAHAMA: Richard Parker Boynton, 88, died Monday, June 4, 2018 at Duke Regional Hospital after a brief illness. He was born in Hackensack, NJ to the late Charles Parker Boynton and Sara McCallister Boynton. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY with a degree in electrical engineering and took a job with Sperry Corporation.

He married Ruth Ann Marschner in 1953, and they resided in Syosset, NY where they welcomed two children.

The family moved to Durham in 1961 where he worked with Sperry and retired after almost 37 years. He then trained to be a locksmith and worked about 20 years as The County Locksmith before retiring a second time. He was a ham radio operator, gunsmith and gentleman farmer.

He is survived by his wife; son, Robert Parker Boynton (Betsy) of Kannapolis; daughter, Lois Ann Boynton of Chapel Hill; grandson, the Rev. Jonathan Mark Boynton and wife the Rev. Deanna S. Boynton of Stephens City, VA; granddaughter, Jennifer B. Kohn and her husband Joel L. Kohn from Asheville; great-grandchildren, Lydia and James Boynton, and Parker Kohn; and his faithful dog, Pepper.

Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 7th at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 1605 Bahama Rd, Bahama, NC 27503. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Robert Simpson presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church General Fund.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to www.clementsfuneralservice.com.


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Visitation Prior to the Service

Thursday

7

Jun

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mt Bethel United Methodist Church

1605 Bahama Rd
Bahama, NC 27503

Funeral Service

Thursday

7

Jun

2:00 PM
Mt Bethel United Methodist Church

1605 Bahama Rd
Bahama, NC 27503

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery

1605 Bahama Road
Bahama, NC 27503


Memorial Contribution

Mt Bethel United Methodist Church

1605 Bahama Rd
Bahama, NC 27503
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