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In Memory Of Our Poets

Coach Raymond Crum Boykin (1921-2017) (Mathematics And Athletics 1950 -1970)

Raymond Crum Boykin, Sr. died December 21, 2017. He was born April 23, 1921, to Chollet Berney and Sallie Clyde Crum Boykin and was preceded in death by his daughter, Elizabeth Crum Boykin and his wife, Elizabeth Pelzer Joseph Boykin. He is survived by their children Edna Frances (Tutter) Boykin Rogers (Dr. C. M. A.), Raymond Crum Boykin, Jr. (Ethel) and Alice Chollet (Chelly) Boykin.

Also preceding Boykin in death were his brother Chollet Berney Boykin, sister Frances Boykin Hinson and his second wife Sarah Cunningham Boykin. Surviving grandchildren are Elizabeth Rogers Reaves (William) and Charles McPherson Aduston Rogers IV (Staci). Surviving great-grandchildren are Elizabeth Crum Reaves, Lallie Frances Rogers, Charles McPherson Aduston Rogers V and William Pelzer Reaves. Also surviving him is his brother Benjamin Crum Boykin (Kathleen).

Mr. Boykin proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during World War II in the Pacific theatre. After playing football at API (now known as Auburn University) on a football scholarship, he graduated from Huntingdon College after the war.

During his teaching career, he became fondly known as "Coach" Boykin. Coach began his teaching and coaching career at Loretta High School (now Catholic High School) for two years, and then Lanier High School, beginning in the mid-1950's. He was first the B-Team football coach, then an assistant football coach for the varsity and Coach Bobby Wilson. He was the Tennis Team coach as well as the Marine Physical Fitness instructor, and math teacher, all of which he was very proud.

In 1970, Coach accepted the Headmaster position at Trinity Presbyterian School which was just beginning. 'Coach' was also a Sunday School Teacher, a Deacon and an Elder Emeritus at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Besides all of this, Coach was also involved in many civic and social organizations, and also raised cattle and soybeans in the Pike Road area. His son continues the operation today.

Coach Boykin A Private family burial will take place December 24, 2017, at 1 PM at Greenwood Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at 2 PM with a visitation at 12:30 PM at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1728 South Hull Street, Montgomery, Alabama.

In lieu of flowers, he would be honored to be remembered with any donations made to:

  • Raymond Boykin Scholarship Fund
    c/o Trinity School
    1700 Trinity Blvd
    Montgomery AL 36106
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church
    Building Fund
    1728 S Hull St

    Montgomery AL 36104

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser from December 23 to December 26, 2017.