Delton Boswell Passes Away Several Months After Receiving Very Special Gift

April 16, 2018

Delton Eugene Boswell, Jr. passed away Saturday. He was 54.

Boswell was an Escambia County employee over 30 years — many of those years at the Escambia County Road prison.

We introduced you to Delton and his story on Christmas Day 2016 after he received a very special gift.

While undergoing his second surgery in 16 months, the officers at the road prison’s Camp 5 came together to support their supervisor and friend. A few months prior, they decided to finish the restoration work he had started on his 1956 Ford Crown Victoria Sunliner.

Days after one of Boswell’s surgeries, two of the officers loaded up the car to have the exhaust re-done at George’s Muffler Shop. Later, 18 officers and friends gathered at a garage to give the car an overhaul. In 10 hours, the car had a new gas tank, new Edelbrock carburetor, new seats, radiator repair (special thanks to Danny Cain) and other fix-ups before the big reveal.

As Boswell turned into the driveway, the garage door was raised and the car pulled out while friends and family followed behind. Lots of smile and lots of tears were shed along with a prayer.

Visitation for Delton Eugene Boswell, Jr. will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Faith Chapel North. Funerals services will be held Friday morning at 11:00 at Faith Chapel North, with burial to follow at Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens.


17 Responses to “Delton Boswell Passes Away Several Months After Receiving Very Special Gift”

  1. Rita Comer on April 18th, 2018 2:02 am

    Im so sorry Tammy, for yours and Jacabs loss, as well as Mrs Boswell

  2. Conrad Price on April 17th, 2018 6:36 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for Tammy and the rest of the family!

  3. David Bardin on April 17th, 2018 2:21 pm

    Brother Boswell will be missed by those he leaves behind, but we are envious of the place we know he is now. We at Facilities had the distinct pleasure of knowing Delton for many years and our outlook is much greater due to the courage we watched Delton Boswell exhibit even during his difficult times. Thank you to the entire Boswell Family for sharing such a exuberant person. Bos will be MISSED…..

  4. Walter Frank Morgan on April 17th, 2018 2:06 pm

    Sorry for the lost of a well like man! I met him back in mid 80’s when his dad was managing the LakeStone Campsite. I watched and saw his rising employment thru the County and he did very well! Since those days back at LakeStone,I got to know him more when he was the maintenance shop supervisor at the Escambia County Road Prison and I was with the Escambia County Facilities ( Plumber ) before I retired back in 2016. Will miss you!

  5. Kathy Brady on April 17th, 2018 9:27 am

    Going to miss you my sweet cousin, RIP. Love you Tammy stay strong.

  6. Robin Mickelsen on April 16th, 2018 4:07 pm

    My prayers are with the Boswell family. We met them over 30 years ago and Delton “Gene” to me always had a smile and kind words for those he would see. We have truly lost a wonderful and caring man. Tammy, I pray for you the strength to carry on with the new chapter life this life has now presented you.

  7. Pete on April 16th, 2018 1:48 pm

    Just so everyone will know, Sergeant Boswell started his career with the County as a Equipment Operator in 1985. He went through the Corrections Academy and became a Corrections Officer for the Escambia County Road Prison (Camp5) in 1992. He worked his way from Officer, to Road Corrections Officer, to Corporal, to Sergeant, then to the position he held when he left us, Administrative/RCO Sergeant. There is now a Hole in this department that will never be filled. We Love you Boz. Tammy we will forever remember the good times & we will always be here for you. Rest In Peace Our Brother, until we meet again!!!

  8. Puddin on April 16th, 2018 12:34 pm

    RIP Bos
    Prayers for Tammy and Jacob.

  9. molinogirl on April 16th, 2018 12:30 pm

    I love you, Mrs. Tammy, I’ll be here for you!

  10. Beth on April 16th, 2018 12:29 pm

    I am very grateful and humbled to have known such a wonderful man! Rest In Heaven Delton! Praying for you Tammy!!! Much love and prayers sent your way!!! I love you!

  11. Naomi Anderson on April 16th, 2018 11:14 am

    My heart goes out to you and your family Tammy. What a long and hard fight Delton fought as well as you. I pray that God gives you a sense of peace during this very hard time. He is now out of pain and resting with God until you meet again. Love you girl

  12. retha on April 16th, 2018 11:04 am

    i worked along boz and his inmates for years and he was so wonderful to work with.always smiling at many will miss him forever.he always had my back at work and i will never forget him for that. god bless tammy shes got along way to go without him. i know hes in heaven now and no more you and tammy

  13. Tammy on April 16th, 2018 10:51 am

    Tammy, I love you!!

  14. Donna on April 16th, 2018 9:51 am

    Tammy, so sorry for your loss, praying for you and your family!

  15. Grand Locust on April 16th, 2018 7:39 am

    Prayers to family and friends in their loss because it sure seems he had no shortage of friends. Life is a special gift and sadly too many leave too early, but having those kind of friends…….priceless!

  16. tg on April 16th, 2018 7:23 am

    It sure feels good to have friends he was special.

  17. Mike Amerson on April 16th, 2018 3:53 am

    Tammy [all other family members], I’m sorry to hear of Deltons passing. I’m positive he left you all with tons of laughs, memories and silly things he’s done over the years. The best one that comes to mind is when he sit outside the Winn-Dixie where you were working eating fried chicken right on the property line because he wasn’t allowed back on the property after having a small problem with management there. Please tell the rest of the family I said we’re sorry but together you all will make it through this rough time in all of your lives. Take care, Mike Amerson

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