WADSWORTH -- Gary Bernard Boyes, 81, of Wadsworth, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital in the emergency room.|
He was born November 22, 1931 in Rittman to Asa and Rutha J. (Peters) Boyes and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Gary was employed at Ford Motor Company, Walton Hills Plant, for over 30 years until retiring in 1987.
He graduated from Rittman High School and was a member of Wadsworth Eagles #2117. Gary enjoyed playing cards, bowling and coaching softball, baseball and Pewee Football.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Surviving are his children, Darlene (Brad) Allen of Norton, Nancy (Derick Burris) Taylor of Wadsworth, Roy (Kim Means) Boyes of Wadsworth and Gary B. (Lisa) Boyes of Wadsworth; grandchildren, Roy (Toni) Boyes, Jr., Melanie (Steve) Gray, Stephanie and Erica Allen, Nick Wenger, and Molly and Garrett Boyes; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Judy (Bob) Staley of Rittman.
He was preceded by his parents; wife, Mary; brother, Perry; sister, Dorothy; and grandson, Joshua.
Service will be held Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Gillman Funeral Home, 360 W. Sunset Dr., Rittman, with Deacon Roger N. Klaas officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wadsworth. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 8, at the funeral home.
For online register book, obituary, condolences, visit www.gillmanfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 260 Broad St., Wadsworth, OH 44281.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Mar. 7, 2013