James “Cecil” Boatman
December 25, 1980 - June 14, 2020

James “Cecil” Boatman, age 39, of Tampa, passed away in hospice care, surrounded by his loving family on June 14, 2020. Cecil always fought as hard as he could in every battle life threw his way, including his final battle with cancer. Cecil was born in Tampa, FL on December 25, 1980 to parents, James “Bud” and Laura Ann (Young) Boatman. He attended Chamberlain High School and played both football and baseball throughout his life. After school, he remained in Tampa where he worked as a Repair Specialist. In his spare time, Cecil loved fishing and gaming. He had a wonderful and contagious laugh as well as a “million-dollar smile.” Cecil will be dearly missed by his parents, Bud and Laura; his brother, Steven; his significant other, Rebecca; and many other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Dorothy and Norma, and his Uncle Glen. Cecil will be inurned at Lutz Cemetery. Rest in Heaven.


  • Jeffrey Dockery Posted June 18, 2020 4:45 am

    You will be missed my dear friend love you as my brother and may you be at peace in heaven you were my best friend

  • Robin Jacobsen Posted June 18, 2020 10:55 pm

    Cecil, you and your smile will be missed. You definitely did life your way. Family and friends will miss you greatly, and yes we wish you peace and happy fishing.

  • Gail Davis Posted June 19, 2020 1:15 pm

    Uncle Vick and I love you so much and will never forget you being in our lives. We have wonderful memories together that will keep you in our family forever in our hearts. Until we meet again Catfish. Love, Aunt Gail

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