Wayne Boaz

Sep 9th, 1968 - Mar 18th, 2020


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Mar. 21st, 2020 10:00 AM ~ 1:00 PM


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Mar. 21st, 2020 1:00 PM


Rose Hill Cemetery

Sat, Mar. 21st, 2020 02:00 PM

Wayne Boaz

Creal Springs- Wayne Boaz, age 51, of Creal Springs, passed away at 7:46pm on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at his home.

Wayne was born in Marion on September 9, 1968, the son of Jennifer (Reese) and Milton Jeffery Boaz. Raised by his mother and step-father- Roy L. Rich, Wayne was baptized as a child and had attended the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church. He graduated from Marion High School in 1986 and had received his Eagle Scout badge.  He married Kimberly Ann Drake in Johnston City on May 11, 1991. She survives in Creal Springs.

He retired in October of 2019 after more than 23 years with the United States Penitentiary, finishing his career at USP Marion as a Safety Compliance Specialist. He was a member of the Lake Creek Masonic Lodge 729 of Johnston City where he had served as a Past Grand Master. Wayne also served as an EMT and fire fighter for the Lake Egypt Fire Protection District from 1987-2016, where he served as Captain.

Survivors include his loving wife Kimberly Ann Boaz of Creal Springs

Mother- Jennifer Sue Rich of Marion

Two sons- Brandon Reese Boaz of Fulton

     Kyle Wayne Boaz of Creal Springs

Father-in-law and Mother-in-law- Mark and Judith Drake of Benton

Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law- Kevin and Lynette Drake of Walsh

Two Step-Brothers- Russell and Linda Rich of Marion

     Randy and Pat Rich of Stonewall, Mississippi

Three step-sisters- Rhonda Rich of Marion

     Robin Rodgers of Marion

     Renee Ramsey of Marion

Aunt – Paula Rentfro of Marion

Nieces- Hayley and Courtney Drake of Walsh

Nephew- Luke Drake of Walsh

Three Cousins- Jerry and Melissa West of Johnston City

     Tammy and Dennis Morris of Ozark

     Melissa Malloy of Antelope, California

Beloved Dog- Ladybird “Birdie”

He was preceded in death by his father, step-father, maternal grandparents- Paul and Ruby Reese, paternal grandparents- Imogene Borum and Milton Boaz, two cousins- Patricia Rentfro Shadowens and Brian West, and aunt- Beverly Lynn West.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion with Pastor David Thompson officiating.  Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion. A time of visitation will be held from 10-1pm on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the St. Francis Animal Shelter and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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5 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Janet Sparks

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: March 20, 2020

    I live in Butler High Rise in Marion and Paula Rentfro is a good friend of mine. I just want to tell you and your family how tragic this is. I know this is very hard to handle but you and family depend on God to help you. I have gone through this and it is not easy. Not easy doesn’t even describe it. I KNOW your family will make it eventually. Just don’t give up!

  • Guest: Steve and Linda Boaz

    From: Springfield , Illinois

    Date: March 21, 2020

    To: Jennifer, Kim, Brandon, and Kyle. We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

    Steve and Linda Boaz
    Springfield Illinois

  • Guest: Nancy Eaton

    From: Benton, Illinois

    Date: March 21, 2020

    Kim, My thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys at this time of loss. No words can express how I feel for you. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers in this time. God bless you all.

  • Guest: Kim Stewart

    From: Ozark , Illinois

    Date: March 22, 2020

    I am so sorry for your loss.. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Kim Stewart

  • Guest: Jane Stiritz

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: March 23, 2020

    So sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless and comfort you. May the good memories comfort you as well.