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David Gerson Boyette, Sr.

October 21, 1926 - October 19, 2015

David Gerson Boyette, Sr., 88, died Monday, October 19, 2015.

A memorial graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Baptist Cemetery in Scotland Neck. The Reverend Doctor James Drake will be presiding.

The family will receive friends after the service at the cemetery.

Gerson was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend to many.

He was born in Scotland Neck on October 21, 1926 to the late Donald Raymond and Stella Hoffman Boyette. Gerson attended Porter Military Academy in Charleston, SC, N.C. State University, and served in the Medical Section of 7th Army Headquarters, stationed in Stuttgart, Germany. He owned and operated farming operations in Halifax and Edgecombe counties and, while living in Scotland Neck, was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and chairman of the Building Committee. Gerson also served on the Board of Advisors at Scotland Neck Building and Loan and since 1997 has been a resident at Glenaire Retirement Community in Cary.

He was preceded in death by his son, David Gerson Boyette, Jr.; and his sisters, Frances Boyette Morton and Charlotte Boyette Rowland.

Gerson is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Bartholomew Boyette; his son, Raymond Russell Boyette and wife Karen of Rocky Mount; and his granddaughter, Katherine Boyette.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the entire staff at Glenaire Healthcare for their consideration, kindness, and professional care.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Glenaire Foundation, 4000 Glenaire Circle, Cary, NC 27511.

Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.

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