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Edward Earl Boydstun – March 22, 2018

Edward Earl Boydstun, 77, of Amarillo died Thursday, March 22, 2018.

Services will be at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at St. Stephen United Methodist Church with Travis Bennett, Dr. Jim Smith, and Dr. Stan Cosby officiating.  Private burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Edward was born October 7, 1940, in Amarillo to Earl and Vera Boydstun.  He graduated Canyon High School in 1959, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Texas Tech University in 1965.  Edward married Melba Haile on August 19, 1961, in Dumas.

After thirty plus years in the fertilizer industry, he became an independent insurance agent.

Edward loved to fish and was a member of the Gideon’s, and St. Stephen United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday school for many years.  He also was a member of the Walk to Emmaus community.

Survivors include his wife, Melba Boydstun, of Amarillo; two daughters, Kari Brock and husband Martin and Mindy Douglass and husband Brad, all of Amarillo; a sister, Kay Reynolds and husband Ronald, of Canyon; five grandchildren, Preston Brock and wife Elizabeth, Haley Garrett and husband Zach, Miller Brock and wife Lauren, Lainey Douglass and fiancé Colby Crawford, and Hunter Brock; and a great-grandchild, Nora Kaitlin Brock.

The family suggests memorials to St. Stephen United Methodist Church Children’s Building Fund, 4600 S Western St, Amarillo, TX 79109; The Gideon’s International Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251; or Golden Spread Emmaus, Community Treasurer, 7132 Adirondack Trail, Amarillo, Texas 79106.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M on Monday, April 2, 2018 at the funeral home.


  • Mindy Posted March 26, 2018 9:32 pm

    Love you dad❣️

  • Roger & Tina Short Posted March 27, 2018 12:02 am

    So saddened to hear of Eddie’s passing. I enjoyed seeing him at church and his smile, handshake and good mornings each Sunday. He was a strong Christian man and leader at St Stephen. He will be missed! Our prayers of condolence and strength to all his family! God Bless! Isaiah 30:41

  • Bob & Sandi McGinnis Posted March 27, 2018 2:50 pm

    I was so honored to share my Walk to Emmaus with Eddie. He was truly a Godly man who gave true Servant Leadership, enriching all whose lives he touched in St. Stephen UMC, Wesley Workers, the Guardians, Gideon’s, the Emmaus Community, throughout our city and beyond.
    May God Bless, and Heal, Melba and bring His Comfort to all the family.

  • Jo Ann Prichard Vandiver Posted March 27, 2018 7:06 pm

    Melba I am so sorry about Eddie. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family. God bless you all. Much Love to all of you.
    Jo Ann Vandiver

  • Jackie R. Green Sheldon Posted March 27, 2018 11:57 pm

    I am so sorry to read of your joining our ranks of widowhood. I can tell you from 16 years experience, it won’t be easy but hold tightly to God’s unchanging hand. Also let your family help you through the void. Grieve-as-you must, not-as-others will tell you is right, wrong or indifferent. Travel your pathway as there is only one for each; therefore, not pathways. I have a good neighbor in the senior apartment complex where I live in Stillwater, Oklahoma who is a niece of Bonnie Batman in Dumas; remember the couple who adopted Steve, our real-live baby doll. I have such fond memories of our friendship, so sorry we haven’t kept touch since I left Amarillo. God bless you and yours in this time. Jackie

    I-am-only human. I need-the-touch of-human-
    companionship. Sorely-I-miss this-one-I love.

    I pray, O Jesus Thou wilt reveal-to-me unseen-
    presences. Help-me to-know how-close my-
    loved-one is for-I-know they cannot-be far-
    Make real-to-me contact-of spirit-to-
    spirit re-establishing lost-fellowship for-
    which my-heart-yearns. Give-to-me faith
    to shine through-my-tears.
    Plant peace-and-hope within-my-heart.
    Point-me-to joy for the-great-reunion.
    Until then, enable-me-to live as-happily-as
    possible and worthily-of-those who-are-gone.
    In the name-of-Him who-is-the Lord-of-
    life, I pray. Amen-and-amen

  • Brent Hill Posted March 29, 2018 1:08 pm

    Eddie, words can’t express what your friendship and being a mentor in insurance meant to me. I always enjoyed our conversations on faith, family, insurance, and life. Not a week would go by where we wouldn’t call each other for advice on something. Thank you for always saying something positive or a great compliment to build me up in front of our peers. Today I went on the appointment I called you about last week, and it went very good, I know you were watching over me. Much love and fond memories of you always brother, and I promise, I won’t forget your number…

  • Audrey Ochs Powell Posted March 31, 2018 11:36 pm

    Melba, I was so saddened to hear the news about Eddie. You and your family have certainly been in my thoughts and prayers and prayers continue for your healing. Much love and hugs and I pray God will give you peace and blessings.

  • Jean Vinson Posted April 2, 2018 11:40 am

    Melba, Eddie was so loved and left everyone with wonderful memories. If there is anything I can do to help you through this let me know. I loved working with you both at Emmaus walks. Sunday School will not be the same. You are in my prayers.

  • Roy Harris Posted April 3, 2018 10:16 am

    Melba, Roy and I are so grieved to hear about Eddie and your injuries. Eddie was one of my best friends and have many precious memories of the times we had together. He was a great example of a godly man and always helping others I look forward to the time we can visit about the days of “rampant”. We are praying for your healing of your body and soul and peace for your family. We love you

    Roy and Rhema Dell

  • Jeremy L. Hatley Posted April 3, 2018 1:25 pm

    When I think of the church where I grew up, and I think of all of the beautiful people who I have had the great blessing to know for the majority of my life, Melba and Eddie are near the top of the list. I have been blessed to know you both, and I am humbled to send all of my love and my thoughts and prayers to you and your family, Melba. I will look forward to joining Eddie with our Lord someday!

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