WILLIAM EUGENE BOYLE
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NOVEMBER 21, 2012
Gene 71, was born May 18th, 1941 in Mantee County, Florida. He was in the first graduating class of Palmetto High School where he was president of Future Farmers of America and later became the Vice-President of Future Farmers of America for the State of Florida. He was a 3rd generation nurseryman and worked with plants all his life.
He married Lasa Wood and moved his family to Lee County in 1967 to become a grower in the local gladiolus industry. Later he became a grower for local nursery's while starting his own nursery at the end of Daniels in South Ft Myers. Due to the airport being built the nursery was moved to it's new location in 1978 to Alva on N. River Rd where Boyle Nursery is still in operation today and was under the supervision of Gene and his son until his passing.
He is pre-deceased by his parents- Thelma Louise Lee and Edward Lawrence Boyle, his wife- Melba Hightower Luckey, brother- Pat Boyle.
He is survived by his son- David Boyle and his wife Karen of Alva, his brother- Larry Boyle and wife Pam of N. Ft Myers, FL, his brother- Mike Boyle and wife Bernice of Largo, FL, stepdaughter- Kim Maddox and husband Clyde of LaBelle, FL , stepdaughter- Tanya Pidd and husband Dale of Rives Junction, MI, stepson- Carlton Luckey of Rives Junction, MI, 3 granddaughters, 2 grandsons, 5 great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Memorial/Celebration of Life will be on Dec.1st between 2PM - 4PM at the N.River Rd Nursery- 21470 N. River Rd, Alva, FL 33920 (across from Alva Community Center).
The Agriculturual World has lost one of it's most informative sons.
Published in The News-Press on Nov. 28, 2012