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Ernest Boswell

September 2, 1941 — October 4, 2021

Ernest Boswell, 80, of Owensboro, died on Monday, October 4, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Ernest was born to the late Orval and Ruby Mattingly Boswell on September 2, 1941. He was one of seven children. He started working as a young man at Wyndalls Hardware store. He retired from Commonwealth Aluminum after 38 years and had also been a greeter at Walmart for over 10 years. He loved to tell and listen to stories. Being with people was what made him happy. Growing up he did not have much. From a young age his drive to provide for his family led to a strong work ethic. His years of diligence led him and his family out of poverty. He set an example for all. He was a member of Lewis Lane Baptist Church. He loved Nascar, University of Kentucky, and working at Walmart.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Linda Fay Boswell; and brother, Marvin Boswell.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Linda Hedden Boswell; two sons, Tom Boswell (Carrie) of Owensboro, Michael Scott Boswell of La Vernge, Tennessee; three brothers, Joe Boswell (Henrietta) of Toledo, Ohio, Doug Boswell (Michelle) of Florida, and Kenny Boswell (Brenda) of Owensboro; one sister, Brenda Crowe (Doug) of Owensboro; two grandsons, Jake (Jordan) of Owensboro, and Jared Boswell of Cincinnati; two great-grandchildren, Reagan and Miles; brother-in-law David Hedden and family of La Vernge, Tennessee; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be on Thursday, October 7th at 12:00pm in the chapel at James H. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00am to 12:00pm on Thursday at the funeral home. Services will be live streamed and can be viewed online at at the time of the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Lewis Lane Baptist Church, 2600 Lewis Lane, Owensboro, KY 42301.

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