HOWE — Mickey Lee Boatman, 68, of Howe, died March 31 at Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center in Sherman.

He was born May 2, 1949 in Espanola, New Mexico the son of W.C. and Minnie Ruth (Patton) Boatman.

When Mickey entered the workforce he pursued many career paths including working for the newspaper as a printer, joining the US Army, and finally a machinist for Fisher Controls retiring after 32 years.

Mickey loved the ponies at Oaklawn with other interests including motorcycles and camping as long as he had the comforts of home found in RVing. Above all, he loved his grandchildren and they loved him.

He is survived by his wife Nancy Boatman, son, Charles A. Boatman (Tony) and wife Leigh of Cedar Park, Texas, son, James B. Boatman and wife Taya of Howe, Texas, son, Brandon C. Anderson of Sherman, Texas, son, Jarrod W. Anderson and wife Alida of Sherman, Texas, brother Bobby Jack and wife Kendra of Howe. Grandchildren, Chase Anderson, Charlie Boatman, Paige Boatman, Leslie Beth Boatman, Ruby Madelaine Randall, Luke Boatman, Camryn Boatman and Carolyn Randall; and great grandson, David Allen Anderson all born and bred Texans.

Mickey was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Debra Boatman Oswalt.

Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7 at the Scoggins Funeral Home Chapel in Van Alstyne.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Christian Church, Van Alstyne, Texas 75495. The online register book may be signed at