Robert Warren Boatman
ROSEDALE- Robert Warren Boatman, 92, of Rosedale, Indiana passed away at 5:54 am Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Exceptional Living Center in Brazil. He was a truck driver and auto body mechanic all his life. After retirement he drove for Homes Express in Brazil. He was born August 14, 1925 in Hartford City, Indiana to the late Delmar Boatman and Emma Warren Brackett Boatman. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Eileen Ruth Hines Boatman whom he married November 4, 1950 in Brazil. She is a lifelong homemaker. Also surviving, his children, Kenneth R. (Janet) Boatman of North Terre Haute, Nancy (Kim) Jones of Pearce, Arizona, Jerry Bob Boatman of Rosedale, Deborah (Scott) Lewis of Mitchell and Rob (Ruth) Boatman of Brazil; sister in law, Betty Boatman of Brazil; 12 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother Woodrow Boatman. After high school he joined the Army Air Corp serving two years in Guam. During this time he worked on many Boeing B-29 planes including the super fortress bomber Enola Gay. He attended the Assembly of God Church. He loved the Grand Old Opry and the town of Rosedale. Services will be 11:00 am Monday, September 18, at Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home, 287 N. Main Street, Rosedale, with Pastor Mary Miller officiating. Burial will follow with military graveside honors by Tony Kashon American Legion Post 290 in Rosedale Cemetery. There will be a dinner following services at the Rio Grande Full Gospel Church. Visitation will be 2-6 pm Sunday at Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home. He is now traveling golden streets in heaven! Online condolences may be shared at www.goochfuneralhome.com.