Benny Doyle Boatright, 82 of N. Spring Street, Carlsbad, NM, passed away August 16, 2021 in Lovington, NM. Visitation will be 4 PM – 6 PM, Friday, August 27, 2021 at Denton-Wood Funeral Home in Carlsbad, NM. A graveside service will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Sunset Memorial Park in Carlsbad, NM. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Doyle was born August 4, 1939 in Lamesa, Texas to Clarence Ernest Boatright and Josie Lee (Lakey) Boatright. The family moved to Carlsbad when Doyle was a young boy. Doyle graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1958 and attended Texas Western College before answering the call to serve in the U.S. Army. After returning home in 1962 Doyle began a career in retail sales that took him on many adventures. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Doyle was preceded in death by his parents; sister Patsy Boatright and brother Leland Boatright.
Survivors are his nephews: David Boatright and wife Karen, Robert Boatright and wife Lulu; great nephews Ryan Boatright and Adam Boatright, great-nieces: Sarah Boatright and Lauren Boatright.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ryan Boatright, Adam Boatright, Dennis Leatherwood, Jack Blanchard, Lin Pickens and James Carr.