John Boyles, 82, was born January 24, 1930, in Hancock County, OH, to Delbert and Lottie Copeland Boyles and passed away September 3, 2012, in Lumberton, TX. John was a long time resident of Beaumont and worked as a security guard at North Star Steel prior to his retirement. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 15, at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home, with visitation starting at 9:00 a.m., prior to the service. Interment will follow at Holly Grove Cemetery, Holly Grove, TX. Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Carol Porter and husband, Dave of Pickerington, OH, Patty Brown and husband, Jeff of Hilliard, OH, Jill Dunman and husband, Richard, of Lumberton, TX and son, Dr. Danny Boyles of Ft. Worth, TX; 4 grandchildren, Ryan Boyles, Jeremy Porter, Michael Porter, and Chris Brown; 4 great-grandchildren, Brayden Boyles, Parker Boyles, Morgan Brown, and Liam Brown; and a sister, Dollie Montgomery of LaRue, OH. Of course, we cannot forget his loving dog, Lulu. Mr. Boyles was preceded in death by his first wife, Constance Boyles; and his second wife, Betty Sue Boyles; his parents; his brother, David D. Boyles; and grandson, Patrick Brown.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Sept. 13, 2012