Edwin Bryant Boatman, 77, of Yakima died Sunday at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Mr. Boatman was born in Forty Four, Ark., and had also lived in New Mexico, California and Washington. He worked as a truck driver, retiring in 1996.

Survivors include his wife, Cameren Menzel of Yakima; a daughter, Debra Roach of Newport; three sons, James Boatman of Riverside, Calif., William Pitcher and Daniel Pitcher, both of Yakima; two sisters, Willie Jared and Hazel Owens, both of Calico Rock, Ark.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held at a later date.