He was born in Laurens County and was the son of the late J.B. and Mary Jane Thrift Boyter.
Mr. Boyter was retired from the Clinton Mills and was a member of the Northside Baptist Church in Laurens.
He is survived by his two sons, Jake A. Boyter, Jr. of Clinton and Jerry Simmons of Laurens; his three daughters, Barbara McJunkin of Laurens, Debra Edwards of Laurens, and Alice Lawson of Joanna; his two sisters, Peggy Boyter and Bessie Boyter, both of Joanna; his 24 grandchildren and 50 plus great-grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his wife, Viola Boyter, and two daughters, Mary Romines and Bertie Mims.
Graveside service will be held Wednesday, April 19, 2017 2:00 P.M. at Pinelawn Memory Gardens, the family will receive Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 PM at the Gray Funeral Home of Clinton.
The family will be at the home, 707 Milton Road, Joanna, SC 29351.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton