Date of BirthAugust 27, 1930

Isaac June Boykin Obituary

Date of BirthAugust 27, 1930

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Date of PassingJanuary 18, 2017

Isaac June Boykin Obituary

from thousand oaks, California, United States

Date of BirthAugust 27, 1930

Isaac June Boykin Obituary

Date of BirthAugust 27, 1930

631 Views

Date of PassingJanuary 18, 2017

Isaac June Boykin Obituary

from thousand oaks, California, United States


Isaac June BoykinThousand Oaks, CAIsaac June Boykin, "Bill" to friends and family, left this world to be with our Lord; his parents, Annie and Ike; and brothers, Julian and Macon, on August 18th, 2017, just nine days short of his 87th birthday.Bill is survived by the love of his life, Rosemary, his wife of sixty years; his five children, Susan and her husband Phil Chase, Stephen and his fianc?e Christine, Donna, Judy and her husband Brian Corralejo, and David and his wife Natalie; thirteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Joyce and her husband Richard Stanworth; sister-in-law Arleen Boykin; and many cherished nieces and nephews.A proud and respected resident of Thousand Oaks for over seventy years, Bill was born on August 27th, 1930 in Keysville, Virginia. His family moved to California in the early 1940s. They opened Boykin Garage in 1946, and a Boykin owned automotive shop continued and operated in the Conejo Valley for over sixty years.During the Korean War, he served in the Air Force, using his mechanical know-how to work on and repair planes and bombers. Shortly after he finished his service in the Air Force, at a square dance he met an enchanting lady visiting from Chicago, Rosemary, whom two years later he would marry. She brought him the stability he had lacked in his life and in return he gave her unconditional love. He became a devout Catholic, serving as an usher at St. Paschal Baylon Church for over fifty years.To support his family, he worked at Rocketdyne in Canoga Park, testing rocket engines. Later, he worked for his brother-in-law, Art Kudla, at Art's Auto Service, before owning and operating a Chevron gas station on the corner of Thousand Oaks Blvd. and Conejo School Rd. for seventeen years. He later worked for his daughter Donna for another twelve years at Boykin Automotive.Throughout the years Bill spent a lot of his time volunteering at St. Paschal Baylon Church. He was always helping friends, family, and strangers. Even during tough times, if a person couldn't afford to pay for a repair, he would do it free of charge without expecting anything in return. Ask anyone who ever met Bill, and they will have a story or two of him going out of his way to help a person in need.His passions included fishing, beekeeping, and Westerns. While his tall, strong, silent type demeanor could be intimidating; he had a warm personality, disarming smile, and radiant charm that welcomed people of all backgrounds. He truly loved being with people. He was a loyal, hard-working, decent, honest, dependable man of integrity, and self-admitted, no-nonsense smart-ass, but despite his best efforts, he could be overcome with tears of joy when telling a nostalgic yarn from his past or fondly speaking of his beloved family.A funeral is scheduled for 10:30AM on Saturday, August 26th at St. Paschal Baylon Church. A rosary will be held prior to the service on the same day at 10:00AM. Bill will be buried afterward at Assumption Cemetery in Simi Valley. A reception will follow at St. Paschal Baylon Church Hall. All those who knew Bill are welcome to attend and participate in celebrating the life of such a delightful, magnificent, and respected man.

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