Charles Franklin Boatner, “James”, 64, died Tuesday. He was born March 24, 1955, in Gary IN, to Roy H. and Mattie L. (Graham) Boatner.

Charles was a 1974 graduate of J.I. Case High School. After graduation, Charles went to work for J. I. Case Co. He also loved working on cars, plumbing, and carpentry work.

He leaves to cherish his loving memories, his children; 2 daughters, Tyisha M. Boatner (Gerald) of Racine, WI, and Chantel Boatner of Eau Claire, WI; his son, DaMario R. Boatner (Alexandra) of Racine, WI; grandchildren, Gerquon Moss of Racine, WI, I’Zariay T. Boatner (An’asia)of Racine, A’Mari D. Boatner of Racine, WI, Tai’Ania D. Boatner of Racine, WI, Nadia L. Boatner of Racine, WI, Destiny R. Norbert of Eau Claire, WI, Brandon Green of Eau Claire, WI; sisters, Helen D. Boatner of Chicago, IL, Loretta Boatner, Vicky S. Boatner , and Tina (Arthur) Riley all of Racine; brothers, Leonard (Sandra) Boatner of Dermott, AR, Raymond
Boatner (Barbara) of Racine, WI; aunts, Gladys Homcome of GA , Alice Parks of IL, Sara Graham of Racine, WI. Charles was preceded in death by parents Roy H. and Mattie L. Boatner; brother, Roy L. Boatner; grandsons, Gerald Moss Jr, and DaMario Boatner Jr; and a son, Tajuan D. Boatner.

Visitation will be held at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home Monday 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 12 p.m. with Reverend Fred Richmond officiating. Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery.

Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.