James Edward “Chief” Bouttier, 76

by | April 13, 2018 10:23 am

   Funeral services for James Edward “Chief” Bouttier, 76, of Statesboro were held in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home Monday, April 9, 2018, at 11 a.m. with Elder Tommy Rountree officiating. Interment followed in the Kite City Cemetery. He passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Hospital following an extended illness.
   Mr. James Edward “Chief” Bouttier was born October 24, 1941, in Browning, Montana, to the late Alfred Bouttier and Catherine Tatsey Bouttier. At the age of 20, he joined the United States Army until 1965. After being discharged from the Army, Bouttier moved to Georgia. He was an avid fisherman and Christian. Bouttier enjoyed the outdoors; he mostly spent his days watching hummingbirds. He loved to travel and listen to bluegrass music with his companion, Juanita. Bouttier would help anyone, he never met a stranger, and he always had a smile on his face. He attended Clito Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Lou Barnwell Bouttier; brothers, Joseph Bouttier, Curtis Bouttier, and Gerald Bouttier; and grandson, Eddie Taylor. 

   Survivors include his fiancé, Juanita Garrett of Lovejoy; daughters, Teresa (Walter) Jenkins and Tammy (Billy) Taylor, all of Kite; son, Jack Oglesby of Dublin; sister, Betty (Michael) Brown of Missoula, Montana; grandchildren, Butch (Shannon) Willis, Jeremy Taylor, Tonya (Alan) Blount, Nicholas Jenkins, Kayla (Roy) Beneteau, Bryceson Oglesby, Dale Taylor, and Spencer Taylor; 12 great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

   Pallbearers were Barney Culp, Dana Hill, Jimmy Akridge, Timothy Glenn, Steven Glenn, Kenneth Glenn, and James Akridge. Honorary pallbearers were John A. Smith, Kyle Shedd, John Beasley, and Alan Stewart.
   Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.

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