Charles W. Boyce
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SHELBY: Charles W. Boyce, age 92, resident of Conyers, Georgia and former Shelby resident died Saturday, August 23, 2014 in Vitas Inpatient Hospice Care, Stockbridge, Georgia.
Born March 9, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Wade and Edyth (Hoffman) Boyce, he resided in Shelby moving to Georgia in 1979. A veteran of WWII, he served in the Army Air Corp from 1942 to 1945 and was a pilot and flight instructor with the US Air Force Reserve from 1945 to 1953. He attended Ohio State University and was employed as a supervisor and tool & die engineer with General Motors in Mansfield as well as Lithonia Lighting in Georgia.
Charles was a member of the American Legion and the Epiphany Lutheran Church in Conyers, Georgia. He enjoyed golfing, reading, politics, working Sudoku and crossword puzzles.
He is survived by his wife, Janice C. (Stroup) Boyce, whom he wed August 1, 1942; one son, Charles W. (Pia) Boyce, Jr. of Golden, CO; two daughters, Candace A. Bobo of Conyers, GA, and Cheryl A. Boyce of Dallas, TX; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; his sister, Donna J. Coleman of Shelby; sister-in-law, Jeanne Stroup Kempf of Shelby; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Boyce, father and mother-in-law, Fred and Harriette Stroup, sons-in-law, Timothy Crum and John Bobo, brothers-in-law, Paul Stroup, Norman Stroup, and Eugene Coleman, and nephew, Thomas Stroup.
Friends may call at the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday at the funeral home. Reverend Russel Yoak will officiate with interment in Oakland Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Council. Memorial expressions may be made to the First Lutheran Church, 33 Broadway, Shelby, OH 44875.
Online condolences may be made at www.barkdullfuneralhome.com
Barkdull Funeral Home
33 N Gamble St
Shelby, OH 44875
Published in the News Journal on Aug. 27, 2014