Boswell obit

Mr. James William Boswell, age 83, of Vernon, Florida passed away May 14, 2021 at Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center in Bonifay, Florida.

He was born June 12, 1937 in Vernon, Florida to the late Hubert Horace Boswell and Hope Simmons Boswell.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Boswell was preceded in death by one sister, Kaye Boswell.

Mr. Boswell is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lavern Boswell of Vernon, FL; three children, Huey Boswell of Vernon, FL, Cheryl Brock and husband Stacey of Vernon, FL, and April Undieme and husband Dan of Panama City, FL; seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

James worked 47 years as an engineer for the Florida Department of Transportation.  He was in the Florida National Guard for several years.  Fishing was a hobby, but his passion included working on the fire trucks and fire station and serving many years in the position of Fire Chief for the Vernon Fire Department.  He also served as a Council Member and Mayor of the City of Vernon.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 18, 2021, in the Vernon City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Tuesday from 1 to 2 PM at Peel Funeral Home Vernon Chapel.  Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

4 Replies to “Boswell obit”

  1. My prayers for the family. James and I grew up together and did many things together for Vernon and residents! I was fire chief as well and James never let us down! very sad to know he has passed away but I know many people of Vernon will miss him greatly! Rest in peace my great friend!-Jimmy Savage, Crawfordville, Florida

  2. So sorry to hear of his passing. He and Daddy(Curtis Peacock) worked for many years together at DOT. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

  3. So sorry to learn of the passing of James. Laverne you and the family are in my prayers. I hope to see you soon.

  4. Was just checking the obits and discovered James’ passing. So sorry to hear of it. I never pass the “corner” but what I think of James, Laverne, and Hope. My condolences to all the family.

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