Michael Luke Boatright

February 21, 1980 - December 4, 2004

Sgt. Michael Luke Boatright, age 24 of Leander, Texas was fatally wounded while serving his country in Iraq. Michael was born on February 21, 1980 in Lewisville, Texas to Michael Boatright and Candace Sons. He married Desty Skidmore on February 14, 1997 in Frisco, Texas and together they had three children, Colton, Tanna and Zoie Boatright. Michael had served his country for seven years as a Combat Engineer in the United States Army. He is survived by his wife, Desty Boatright of Liberty Hill, Texas; children, Colton, Tanna and Zoie Boatright; father, Michael Boatright, Denison, Texas; mother, Candace Sons, Blue Ridge, Texas; sisters, Tracy Paige, The Colony, Texas and Chelsea Mince, Mesquite, Texas; brother, Marcus Mince, Mesquite, Texas; three nieces; several aunts, uncles and cousins and a host of friends. His grandparents and sister, Candy Boatright precede him in death. Visitation Sunday, December 12, 2004 from 3:00-6:00 PM at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Frisco Chapel. Funeral service will be Monday, December 13, 2004 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Frisco. A Graveside Service will be Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at 1:00 PM at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

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Bro you were a dear friend and I treasure all the great times we shared together. You made serving in Bosnia enjoyable because of the memories we made. I'll always envy and miss that smile that could light up a room from miles away. You truely gave the ultimate sacrifice for this country and you shall never be forgotten. You are the ulitimate hero and I was blessed to have you as a friend. I'll always bring you to mind when I pop a top somewhere while I play those good ole tunes we loved to hear. Shaun and Family William Dysinger, January 3, 2005 I served with Luke in Bosnia. I was blessed to call him a friend. I have never known a more honest and caring man. He left us doing what he enjoyed most. My thoughts go out to his family. SGT John Casto, January 2, 2005 Bubba, you were a great cousin and I will never forget all the fun the 5 of us had growing up. You are my hero and I love you and will miss you more than words can say! Amy Boatright, December 27, 2004 Deasty and kids I hope you remember us. I am so sory to hear about Luke. I truley thought a lot of him. I can not express my sympthany. Be as strong as you can there are alote of people thinking of you.You are a hero in your self to take care of your and Lukes children Love you Connie Daniel connie,jack&will daniel, December 16, 2004 Mike if you get this message. I want to let you know how sorry i am. May God bless and keep you strong. Thanking about you. Connie Daniel connie,jack&will daniel, December 16, 2004 I was close to Luke long ago when we were in school together in Mesquite. He was such a good person and I knew he would do great things in his life. I was so sad to read this in the Mesq. paper...i couldnt believe it. I hadnt seen Luke in so many years. I pray for his family and his children. I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you all. I know that Luke is in Heaven and in a much better place. He did such a great thing protecting our country. There is a very special place for him with the Lord. Tiffany Everett, December 15, 2004 hi i kew luke and candy at FHS and i jsut lost one best friend Summer D and my grandfather i know its hard to cope with their death but i have my famiely and daughter with me but my thoughts and prayers to go the fameliy of luke RIP. Shanna E Gregory, December 15, 2004 We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the family. Steve & Kim Morale, December 14, 2004 The American Legion Riders at Post 231 on Lake Texoma honor your sacrifice Luke. It is fine young men like you who allow us all to enjoy the freedoms we have in this great country. As long as we breath you will not be forgotten. May you rest in the eternal peace with our Lord and Savior. Gary Winters, December 14, 2004 I did not know Michael, but I just wanted to let his family know that I am proud to know that he gave his life so WE can be free. God Speed Michael Jim Brownson, December 14, 2004 You nver knew me Michael. I just came to say I'm sorry you had to die in service of our country. My son is in the reserves but not in a dangerous zone jut now. You gave the supreme sacrifice. I am so sorry! God bless your family and help them thru this time. Someone else's mother! Linda M. Caudle, December 14, 2004 I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I was online looking at the Frisco Paper and found the obit. Yetta please contact me ASAP 641 895-2577 (cell) 641 874-5918. I have been trying to get a hold of you. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT! I have some news you need to know. Please give Desty a hug for me and if you will send me your address I will send her a card. Thanks Love Lisa Lisa carter, December 13, 2004 God bless you all. I want you to know my heart is heavy with your sorrow. I have been where you are today and know that only God can help you as you take one step at a time. Remember you are loved. Linda Darline Brashear Sloss, December 13, 2004 I do not know this gentleman, but I live in Ft. Hood, Texas where a lot of my friends passed away during combat. My father is still serving in Iraq. My deepest condolences and prayers are with your family as I know the pain you are feeling. The hurt never really goes away, but there is a higher power that we can lean on in our time of need. I pray that God gives you peace in knowing that your son, husband, father is sitting at his right hand. God bless you and thank you for having someone as brave as him help to defend my freedom. TaTanisha Brown, December 13, 2004 You do not know me, but I would first like to offer my condolences to the family. I can not imagine the pain you are going through right now. Second, I am thankful for the time he spent protecting our country. As the wife of a former Air Force member and mother of 5, I know it is a huge sacrifice. May God be with you and your family and keep you strong. Cathy Candelas, December 13, 2004 I knew Luke when he was 10 years old. He was a fine young man then, and from what I've read he grew up to be an even finer man. To his wife, children and all his family & friends you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Kim Walker-Fuzi, December 13, 2004 My heart goes out to the family of a fine young man who was serving our country.I will pray for God to intervene in his 3 children's life and his wife to keep them close to his heart.many prayers on this end to the family. with all my love to a second cousin. love,Robin & Family Robin Boatright Fugate, December 13, 2004 I am sorry to hear about Luke. I knew him & his sister Candy. I just lost my brother last month in a car accident. He was a good person to everyone. He will be missed. sofie rdz, December 12, 2004 He left this place with honor, and he will live in glory for eternity with the Father. My prayers for his family during this time of great sadness. Mrs. Johnson, December 12, 2004 Thank you. Stanley A Surber, December 12, 2004 Although I did not know this young man, my prayers still go out to the family of this soldier, especially his mom. Candace, you may not remember me, but I remember you (5th-7th grade?) and my heart hurts for you. I pray God heals your heart and blesses you and your family with the comfort and peace that can only come from Him. I cant imagine your pain which makes my prayers even more fervent for you. Your son was doing such an honorable thing and you should be so proud of him. My words seem weak at the moment but I pray that they encourage you to lean on our Lord for comfort. God bless you and your family in this difficult time of your life. -Diane<>< Diane Storch (formerly Thornton), December 11, 2004 I did not know Michael, but I am so thankful for his service for our country. Prayers will be said for his family. author unknown, December 11, 2004 My prayers are with Desty, Tanna, Zoie and Colton. God bless you. Nicole Livingston (Mooney), December 11, 2004 God bless your family Luke. You will be missed. Desty we all are thinking and praying for you and the kids. Michelle and Jeremy Payne, December 11, 2004 I am just a military spouse in Killeen TX that wishes to convey my condolences and honor a man for serving his country. My prayers are with you and your family. Felicia Ayala, December 11, 2004 To Luke- A fellow classmate at FHS. May God Rest you Soul. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You are in a better place now. God Bless You. Love, Danyella Danyella Estes, December 10, 2004