Robert Wiley (Bob) Boyer, age 86, of Independence passed away Feb. 21, 2014 at his home.
He was born Aug. 16, 1927 in Independence to Floyd Boyer and Nannie Ellen Osborne and also predeceased by sister, Helen Goodwin, three brothers, Franklin, Joseph and L. Roe Boyer.
Surviving are 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. Boyer 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 service was held Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at Shiloh Cemetery in Sparta, N.C. Rev. Eddie Roland and 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 of Independence.