Jack Boyce

Jack Boyce passed from life on this earth February 28 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he had been living with his oldest son, Don for the past 13 years. Jack was born on August 4, 1920, in Lelia Lake, Texas to KK and Vashti (Morrison) Boyce. He moved to Midland in 1936. He married Pearl Henley on February 24, 1940. He served in the Army Air Corp from 1944-1946. Jack and Pearl had three sons, Don, Dan, and David. He was best known as the owner of The Ornamental Shop that was in business in Midland for some 40 years. He was known as a very generous man and helped many individuals through the years by giving them jobs. He was well known for his sense of humor and love of sports. He enjoyed following the Midland Lee Rebels high school sports and was seen for many seasons at the home games. He was also the song leader for many years at the Assembly in Christ Fellowship church where his sister-in-law, Betty McNerlin, was the founder and pastor for many decades. Jack and Pearl were founding members and long-time supporters of the church. Jack was known for wearing his cowboy hat and enjoyed his cowboy boots. Jack and Pearl's names seemed to always be spoken together. For many years, Jack and Pearl enjoyed hosting all sorts of gatherings at their long-time address of 4632 Princeton. It could be said that Jack had kind hands as through the years; he went out of his way to extend help and loans to many who came to him in desperate need. If someone came to him in trouble, he did all he could to help them. Never was a discouraging word heard from him. During his later years, while living in Oklahoma City, Jack enjoyed his days at the Daily Living Center. He brought great cheer to all of the other elderly attendees and employees. He was known for breaking out in song and funny sayings. He carried his joy and cheerful heart into all he did. He was known at the Center as the best dancer and loved to lead all the activities and songs when groups came to entertain. He was loved by all of the people he was around. The attendants and nurses were blessed by his presence. You had to be prepared for him to break out in song at any time or any place. He could sing every verse to many old hymns and favorite songs of his youth. Jack is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Pearl, and his son, Dan Boyce. He is survived by his son, Don Boyce and his wife Peggy of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; son, David Boyce and wife Laura of Edmond, Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren, Jason and Blake Boyce of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Julie Boyce of Austin, Texas; Chandler and Abby Boyce of Edmond, Oklahoma; Brent Boyce of Ft. Worth, Texas; Natalie Nolen, Michelle, Daniel, Dillon, and Drew Boyce of Midland, Texas. He is also survived by 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Midland. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jason, Brent, Blake, Chandler, Daniel, Dillon, and Drew Boyce. We are sad he has departed this earth, but very joyful he is now in his heavenly home. He will be missed by all. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com.

Funeral Home

Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home
3800 N Big Spring St Midland, TX 79710
(432) 550-5800

Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Mar. 8, 2014