Celebrating the life of

Franklin Raymond Boyette, Sr.

Passed away on July 30, 2022

Franklin Raymond Boyette, Sr.

Franklin Raymond Boyette, Sr., 83, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022 at his home with his family by his side.  Frank was born May 25, 1939 in Metter, GA to the late Julian and Myrtle Kangeter Boyette. As the third of nine children, he came from humble beginnings but Frank’s determination and drive drove him to succeed at everything he tried. Frank was a born optimist who never met a stranger, and answered to aliases including Raymond, Scrappy, Sarge, Pepop, Pop and Handsome Frank, depending on how you knew him.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Lavone Owens, Thomas L. Boyette, Charles “Sambo” Boyette, and Phillip Boyette.

Frank valued education and hard work.  A talented athlete, he graduated from Bryan County High School, where he claimed to still hold the single-game record of 56 points scored in his freshman debut on the school’s championship basketball team.  He also proudly earned an associate’s degree from Saint Leo College. After serving his country in the Marine Corps, Frank excelled in the sales industry, before becoming a field sales manager for the U. S. Army National Guard, retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant. He later enjoyed a second career as an I.L.A. checker at the Georgia Ports Authority.  Frank was an active member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, and a former member of Masonic Lodge #693 and the Kiwanis Club of Savannah.

Nothing was more important to Frank than his family.  He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Ann Gaudry Boyette, two daughters, Marsha B. Fogarty (Christopher), and Pamela B. Connor, and one son, Franklin R. Boyette, Jr. (Dana).  Also surviving are his “babies,”grandchildren Emily Fogarty, Grayson Connor, Erin Fogarty, Ashley Boyette, Ansley Connor, and step-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Breen, also his brother, Stephen Boyette (Linda), three sisters, Gail Peacock (Charles), Elfreda Castro (Luciano), and Sandra Hogg (Frank), and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., with a Rosary service at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 4, 2022 at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.  Burial will follow in Bonaventure Cemetery.

Remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army or the American Red Cross.



Ann & Family, We are so very sorry to hear of Frank's passing. We will miss you in our neighborhood. Thanks so much for your Military Service. Ann you are in our prayers in the days ahead.

- Debbie & Terry Ezell, Savannah, Georgia

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- JOHN MELL, Savannah, Georgia

I was just talking about Frank the other day. I remember when he started working on the waterfront and how I enjoyed working with him. You will be missed my friend. GODSPEED. Prayers of comfort for the family.

- Brad Wittfeld, Savannah, GA

Marsha, I did not know your Father, but I think we would have liked one reverse gear. Linda and I are praying for you and your family during this time of sorrow and time of jubilation in knowing your Father is now with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. I love your Dad's name.

- R Frank Timberlake, Zebulon, NC

Ann, I’m so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. He enjoyed driving around in his black truck and spoke to everyone with a smile! He’ll be missed in our neighborhood! Prayers for your family during this time of grieving.

- Ann Jaudon, Savannah, GA

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May God's love and deep peace surround you and yours.

- Kelly Kilpatrick Hunt, Savannah, Georgia

So sorry Ann for your loss. Be strong and know that he rest in peace

- margaret "Boots" dixon penfield, pooler, ga

Got to know Frank through Steve. Always had fun talking with him. Didn't get to meet up very often--- but he will be missed.

- Ron Stuckey, Brooklet, Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 11:00 a.m. on Thu, August 04, 2022
  • St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
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