Homer Eugene “Gene” Boykin

April 3, 1962 - October 29, 2013
Homer Eugene “Gene” Boykin

Mr. Homer Boykin, age 51, of Hampstead, died on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter.

He was born on April 3, 1962 in Roanoke Rapids, NC to Gleenwood Jackson and Myrtle Butler Boykin. He grew up in North Garden, Va. and moved to Wilmington in 1982.
Gene had a great love for fishing, loved rock-n-roll, and had a heart of gold. His current occupation was plastering, in which he was very proud of his work.

In addition to his parents, Gene is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Loretta “Sue” Yopp Boykin; sons, Jordan Eugene Boykin and Andrew Mitchell Bryant (Brittany); twin brother, Elwood Boykin and brother, Gleenwood Jackson Boykin, Jr. (Lynda); sister, Gwendolyn Boykin Pitt (Bert); granddaughter, Mackenzie Bryant and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be announced at a future date at Cape Fear River.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Jordan Boykin, c/o Alliance Credit Union, 237 Racine Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • November 16, 2013
    Batson Family says:
    We are so sorry for your family's loss. Gene will me missed in the neighborhood. We've watched each others kids grow up, things will not be the same. We are here to support you and Jordan anyway we can. Love, Brenda

  • October 31, 2013
    Jeff Gentry says:
    I'm so sorry to hear about Gene. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gene's family during this difficult time. I have many memories of our school days together. God Bless.

  • October 31, 2013
    Ricky & Sharon Gregory says:
    My condolences to you all. Gene has put a many of smiles on my face when we were growing up and he will be missed. RIP Gene.

  • October 31, 2013
    Mines family says:
    Please accept our sincere condolences. And may the God of all comfort become your strength and support during this most difficult time. (2Cor.1:3,4)

  • November 02, 2013
    Kim Wells says:
    I am very sorry for your loss. I met Gene in 1982 when he was dating my cousin. He was a true good guy. We hung out a lot and I am blessed to have known him. We lost contact, but I wish I'd have known he was in Hospice so I could have visited him. My heart is heavy. May God comfort you and bring you peace.