Robert Wiley (Bob) Boyer, 86, of Independence, Va., passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at his home.
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He was born Aug. 16, 1927, at Independence to Floyd Boyer and Nannie Ellen Osborne and also predeceased by sister, Helen Goodwin; and three brothers, Franklin, Joseph and L. Roe Boyer.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Powell Boyer of the home; three daughters and spouses, Mary Louise and Steve Glanville of Clearville, Pa., Nannie Boyer of Tower City, Pa., and Nancy and Gary Campbell of Hanover, Pa.; two sons, Floyd Boyer of New Windsor, Md., and Robert Boyer Jr. of Hanover, Pa.; two stepdaughters and spouses, Melinda and Brian Shirk and Bonnie and Joseph Eckhart of Hanover, Pa.; four sisters and spouses, Anna Lee Combs, Nancy and Roy Ridgeway and Delta Peterson of Sparta, N.C., and Lucille Funk of Galax; four brothers and a spouse, Floyd Jr. and Frances Boyer of Independence, Charles Boyer, John Boyer and T.C. and Betty Boyer of Sparta, N.C.; a special step-granddaughter, Katie Eckhart of Hanover, Pa.; 21 other grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Shiloh Cemetery, Sparta, N.C. The Rev. Eddie Roland and the Rev. Tom Burcham officiated.
In lieu of flowers, consider memorial contributions to the
, in care of Iva Easter, 1235 Beaver Dam Road, Hillsville, Va. 24343.
Arrangements by Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, Va.
Published in Galax Gazette from Feb. 26 to Feb. 27, 2014