E. Boyce "Doc" Good, 96, died peacefully on February 11, 2013. One of five sons of Joel Wrey Good and Catherine Ott Good, Boyce was born in El Campo, Texas, on August 27, 1916. The family moved to Houston in 1927, where he grew up in the Heights and graduated from John H. Reagan High School. Boyce obtained a B.S. degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A & M University in 1941, where he received the nickname "Doc." He served in the United States Army during World War II, arriving in France on July 4, 1944, and was awarded the Bronze Star. Following the war, Boyce joined McDonough Co., serving as Director and President of the Houston Shell & Concrete and Gulf Coast Portland Cement divisions until his retirement in 1981. He also served on the Board of Directors of Allied Bank of Texas. Boyce was a member of Bethel Independent Presbyterian Church for many years, and was a devoted husband, loving father, and faithful friend.
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Boyce was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Donald Blake Good, Carol John David Good, Robert Keith Good, and Lamar Harding Good. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Nell Chittenden Good; his son, Michael Boyce Good; Keith's wife Virginia; many cherished nieces and nephews; and special family friends Emily Hail and Nancy Ford. The family thanks Ana Mendez, Abigail Henriquez, Mercedes Estrada, and Emerita Castro for their excellent care.
The family will receive friends from 4:30 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX. A private graveside service with Dr. James J. Klubnik officiating will be held the following day. For those desiring, the family asks that you consider a donation to Camp Peniel, 6716 E. FM 1431, Marble Falls, TX 78654, www.camppeniel.org, in lieu of flowers.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 13, 2013