Edward W. “Boogam” Gayle
Edward W. “Boogam” Gayle, 68, passed away peacefully at home, with his wife and daughters by his side, on Saturday, September 10, 2022.
A native of Newport News, Ed was a graduate of Newport News High School, class of 1972. He was a hardworking self-taught Marine Electrician and had worked as an Electrical Supervisor at Lyon Shipyard for 30 years. He loved NASCAR, the Dallas Cowboys and his yellow Corvette.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents Nellie M. Gayle and Edward W. Gayle, Sr., sister Glenda Thomas and brother Robert Biggers.
Ed was a beloved husband, father and Papa and is survived by his wife of 49 years Deborah B. Gayle; daughters Angela G. Mitchell (Torrey) of Newport News, Kathy G. Bandy (HL) of Smithfield, and Crystal G. Duckworth (Clint) of Charleston, SC; sister Debbie Ramos (Rafael) of Williamsburg; three brothers Hugh Seay, Wayne Seay, both of Calera, AL and Jody Gayle of Newport News. Ed is also survived by his eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at Peninsula Funeral Home from 6:00-7:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 12:00 p.m., by Dr. Nadine Knowlin. The burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park and the family will also receive visitors at home after the services have concluded.