Jesus received a great birthday gift on December 25, 2014, when Gerald “Skeeter” Lee Roy Boston, of Jasonville, Indiana, entered heaven’s gates.  Skeeter passed away peacefully at home surrounded with the love of family and friends.  Skeeter was born to Winston and Margaret Boston on June 17, 1952 in Canton, IL.

Skeeter was a 1971 graduate of Shakamak High School.  Skeeter married his high school sweetheart Sheila Shepherd on Oct. 21, 1973.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sheila Boston, of Jasonville, IN; daughters and sons, Braionna & Ronal Barber and Kindra & Dustin West; sisters, Lolly (Melvin) Conder, Brenda (Charlie) Buck, and SueAnn (Maury) Hernandez; and one brother, Chuck Boston.  He was Skeeter Papaw to Colin, Clara, Aiden Lee, and Isaac Barber and Warren and Wheaton Lee Roy West.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews; and special loved ones, Shane and Leslie Reese, and Paul and Theresa Gilbert.

Skeeter was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret Boston and Winston and Rosemary Boston; two sisters, Linda Hughes and Myrna Haseman; and a brother, Dale Gillespie.

Skeeter was known for his abounding love, kind heartedness, infectious laughter, and mischievous grin.  He never met a stranger.  Skeeter worked at the Shakamak IGA as a meat manager for 25 years and retired as a correctional officer from WVCF in 2007.  He was also a past Exalted Ruler of the Linton Elks.  Skeeter was an active member of Lawton Street Christian Church.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially on beach vacations.

Arrangements were entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home; 218 South Meridian Street; Jasonville, Indiana with visitation scheduled from 4-8 P.M. Sunday, December 28, and 11 A.M. until service time on Monday.   Funeral Services were scheduled for Monday, December 29, 2014, at 1 P.M. at the Cox Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Messmer officiating.

As Skeeter requested, cremation was chosen and interment will be at K of P Cemetery in Hymera, IN, at a later date.

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