Bobby Dale Boyet (Paw-Paw), 83, of Fairview, Tennessee, went home to be with Jesus on January 4, 2024. Bobby was born on October 29, 1940, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He is preceded in death by his parents, Shimmy and Lois, and brother, Gail Boyet, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, June Boyet; children, Rob Boyet, Jayme Knudsen, and Jeff (Heather) Boyet; grandchildren, Jackie Boyet, Melanie Boyet, Jon Knudsen, Sydni Boyet, Jordan Boyet, and Emma Boyet, sister, Terry Bolen, as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and many young men and women who affectionately thought of him as "Grandfather" and a "Second Dad."
After graduating from Poplar Bluff High School in 1958, Bobby's desire to begin a new adventure led him to serve in the US NAVY for 4 years. During the tense Cuban Missile Crisis, he served as a radio operator on the U.S.S. Hornet. Following his honorable discharge, Bobby worked as a Radio Operator with the Missouri Highway Patrol. Soon after, he met and married his wife, June, in August of 1966. Bobby began working as a terminal manager for Yellow Freight Trucking and continued to work in that industry until his retirement in 1990.
After moving to Fairview from St. Louis, Bobby became passionate about serving his community. He found great fulfillment as an associate at Food Savor in Fairview, where he not only stocked shelves but also mentored young men and women and kept everyone laughing with his jokes and silly quips. Additionally, his passion for relationships carried on to the golf course, where he spent several days a week playing in the senior league at Montgomery Bell Golf Course in Dickson, Tennessee. While Bobby golfed for most of his life, he continued to search for that elusive "hole-in-one." He finally checked it off his bucket list on April 18, 2018, when he sank an ace on the 133-yard, 4th hole.
While all these things were important to Bobby, God and family were the most important to him. No one could ever question his love for Jesus, his wife, children, grandchildren, and countless relatives from generation to generation. Bobby created lasting memories that will be treasured by all who had the privilege of knowing him. He will continue to warm our hearts for generations to come.
A celebration of life will take place at a later time.