Generations: Dickey “Ole Hoss” Boardman (1948 – 2021)
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What a wonderful write up on a wonderful family…I believe the name Dickey was his mother’s maiden name. Any time you met up with Dickey the first sound was his infectious laugh, a sort of giggle/laugh combo one could never forget. This type of Augusta related human family story adds a new dimension to the Press. More please.
Well said Doug!!!
Thank you for writing this wonderful article on a person that was beloved by everyone who knew him.Dickey was a great son,husband,brother,uncle,father,grandfather and he lived life to the fullest!He had a heart of gold and would do anything for anybody.Although Parkinson’s disease left him unable to do all of the things that he so enjoyed I never heard him complain about anything.He was a very upbeat and optimistic person and he lived his family and friends more than anything.We already miss him being I the office at Meybohm as his jovial and distinctive laugh has left the hallways very quiet.RIP Dickey my friend until we meet again.
I attended Richmond Academy with Dickey and we took a few classes together. Although we were from different socio economic groups, he always treated me like a friend. Outgoing and cordial. I last saw him in 2019 at The Miller Theater. We talked briefly and I was struck by how frail he looked but he was still the friendly Dickey I knew in high school. Augusta has lost a true southern gentleman.
He will be missed by many. Augusta needs more people like Mr. Boardman. RIP
The last Don of our family