Gary A. Boykin Jr., 52, of Hernando, with Mayer Marketing and formerly with the Clarksdale Press Register, died Jan. 3, 2020 at Baptist Desoto in Southaven. Visitation was 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale with burial in the Lambert Cemetery in Lambert. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale handled the arrangements.
Gary enjoyed fishing, photography, camping and spending time with family and friends. He loved making people laugh.
Survivors include: his childhood sweetheart and wife Amy Mills Boykin of 19 years, his father Gary A. (Pam) Boykin Sr. of Senatobia, and thought of as sons Casey Keenum and Christopher Martin. Thought of as a brother Brian Helms, Brothers Bobby Joe (Vicky) Boykin of Oxford, and Wesley (Katherine) Boykin of Cleveland, stepbrother Jason (Jen) Payne of Holt, Mo., and stepsister Becky (Wade) Smith of Senatobia.
She was preceded in death by Mother Gwenelda (Nellie) Wood Vance, Sons Alex, and Gabriel, daughter Danielle, Brother Tony Lee Boykin, Paternal grandparents Alex "Buddy" Boykin, Jr., Alice Pauine Ivy Braun, and maternal grandparents Lewie and Lela Maude Ray Wood.