Alton Ennis Boyett, 83, of Waco passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Hewitt. Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM Friday, May 18, 2018 at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Dr., with Rev. Jerry Freedman officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Robinson Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6 – 8:00 PM Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the funeral home.
Alton was born August 26, 1934 to Ennis and Maudice Boyett in Prairie Hill, Texas. He was a graduate of Mart High School. Alton served his country in the US Army. He married Reiko Saito in Sendai, Japan on January 24, 1957. Alton enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing softball and golf. He loved to watch his grandchildren play their sports. He and Reiko were long time members of Robinson Church of Christ. Alton was a past president of the Kiwanis Club and member of Waco Jaycees. He loved the Rocket Café and was a frequent and well known customer.
He was preceded in death by his wife; and parents.
Alton is survived by his children, Jimmy Boyett and wife Laurie, Rick Boyett and wife Laura, David Boyett and wife Tammy, Susan Olle; twelve grandchildren; brothers, Doyce Boyett, Melton Boyett; and sister, Rita Johnson.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Wesley Woods and Providence Hospice for the loving care they showed their mom and dad in this last year.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.