Jerry R. Boykin

Jerry R. Boykin

June 01, 1931 ‐ December 02, 2020
Jerry R. Boykin
Birthplace: Laurel, Mississippi Resided In: Avon, Ohio Service: December 10, 2020 Cemetery: St. Joseph Cemetery

Jerry Ronald Boykin, age 89, passed away December 2, 2020. He was born in Laurel, Mississippi on June 1, 1931 to Addie Boykin (nee Rice) and Elmer Monrow Boykin. He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 64 years, Ann Parrish Boykin, his grandson Connor Boykin and siblings, Terry Donald Boykin (twin), Paul Boykin (Ella Mae deceased) Elmer Boykin Jr. (Anne deceased), Curtis Ray Boykin (Beth deceased). He is survived by his children Jay Boykin (Melissa), Lee Ann Boykin Messenger (Bob), Terry Boykin (Donna Busser) and grandchildren Timothy Klosterman, Matthew Klosterman, Jacob Boykin, Lindsey Boykin, Colleen Boykin, Maggie Boykin, his sister Elizabeth Boykin Jordan (Cliff deceased), his sister in law Louise Parrish West (Vic deceased) and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He graduated from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. Served in the Korean War and worked in the Mississippi State Senate. He was a standing member of the PGA for over 62 years. He was head golf pro at Lakewood Country Club for 27 years and teaching pro at West Pines for over 20 years where he formed many lasting relationships. He absolutely enjoyed teaching and coaching his many students, both young and old, the game of golf. He was a loving and devoted father and grandfather and will always be remembered for his soft spoken nature and kindness. Chapel service followed by a graveside service, Thursday December 10 at 11:00am at St. Joseph Cemetery, 32789 Detroit Road, Avon, Ohio 44011

Guest Comments

Bob and Susie Smith
Vero Beach, FL

Jerry taught me the game of golf starting when my family joined Lakewood CC at the age of 13. We worked on the fundamentals that gave me a solid foundation that stays with me today. He taught my three sons that all played golf in college and my middle son Ted is a Professional. He was always patient and worked until I thoroughly understood swing adjustments. Also, Jerry taught me golf edicate and how to handle my demeanor in competition. He was a mentor and sincere friend. We will all greatly miss him!!