Draft Registration Card
for Piece Lennox [sic] Boatwright who was then 18 years of age and a
resident of Morven (Anson county), NC
PIERCE L. BOATWRIGHT
Pierce Lenox "Pop" Boatwright, 56, of 323 Chavis St., West Columbia
[SC], died Tuesday.
Born in Anson, NC, he was a son of the late Tom and Emma Privott
Boatwright. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, a veteran of
Word War II and a member of the V.F.W. He was a civil service
employee at Fort Jackson.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lillian T. Boatwright; three sons,
David P. Boatwright of West Colombia, Dennis L. Boatwright Lexington and
Larry Boatwright of New York; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Diane Thissell and
Mrs. Elaine Hayes of Columbia; a stepson, Urban Thissell of New York;
two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Radcliff of Waynesboro, Ga. and Mrs. Bessie
McVeigh of Hartville; three brothers, John Boatwright of Prosperity,
DeWitt Boatwright of Hartsville and Gene Boatwright of Chesterfield; and
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Thompson Funeral Home,
conducted by the Rev., Clayton Shampert. Burial will be in
Celestial Memorial Gardens.
[courtesy of "Glen"]
Grave marker for Pierce L. Boatwright in Celestial
Memorial Gardens, West Columbia (Lexington county), South Carolina.
Pierce enlisted in the Army in Tipton, IN.
Pvt Boatwright was in a l;arge group of men
transferred into Service Company, 508th PIR on 2 March 1943 while the
regiment was at Port Portstewart, Derry, North Ireland. He was
immediately transferred to Hq Hq.
Pvt Boatwright was appointed to the grade of Pfc on 4
January 1945, two days after he was wounded in action in Belgium.
His military decorations include the Purple Heart and
the Bronze Service Arrowhead device awarded for participation in the