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George Robert Boatner
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George Robert Boatner, 72, departed this life on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Stormont Vail Health Care.

George was born October 27, 1945, in Fort Pierce, Florida the son of the late George Boatner and Jaunita Booth Boatner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Deborah Hailey and son, Damien Hailey.

George accepted Christ at an early age and was of Baptist faith.

George married the former Debra Louise Smith of Topeka, Kansas in 1973.

George was a high school graduate and had completed two years of college. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the United States Navy. After active duty, he served in the United States Navy Reserve until he received an honorable discharged in 1966. He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.

George worked for Pore Richards as a chef for many years. He was disabled at the time of his passing.

George was always happy and enjoyed the company of the residents at Santa Fe Place Apartments where he lived. He had a passion for eating, crossword puzzles, arts and crafts, painting pictures, model kits, fishing and bingo. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.

He leaves behind his children; daughter, Tawana L. Hailey and son, Robert D. Hailey both of Topeka, Kansas; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.


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Visitation

Thursday

9

Nov

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Bowser Johnson Funeral Chapel

723 SW 6th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603

Service

Thursday

9

Nov

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bowser Johnson Funeral Chapel

723 SW 6th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603

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