Eric Arthur Boykin, a retired Air Force major, died Nov. 12. He was 80. The Ozark native was commissioned through ROTC upon graduating from Tuskegee University in 1963. He became a test engineer at the Boeing Company in Huntsville after retiring from the Air Force. Boykin became an avid golfer when he retired from Boeing.
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