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Generations: Dickey “Ole Hoss” Boardman (1948 – 2021)



For over a century, the Boardman family has been one of Augusta’s most well-known and beloved families, and Dickey Boardman was its undisputed modern patriarch. Boardman died June 30 after an extended illness.

The Boardmans came to prominence in 1904 when Hollis Boardman founded Boardman Petrol...

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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