Virgil "Milton" Boyce(1934 - 2018)

Virgil "Milton" Boyce, 83, of Stephens City, VA, passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday, August 29, 2018.

Mr. Boyce was born September 8, 1934 in Renick, WV, the son of the late Virgil and Jessie Fuell Boyce.

He served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the VFW, NARFE, Friends of the Shenandoah River, Knights of Columbus and Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. He was an inductee of the National 4-H Hall of Fame.

Milton retired from the Department of Agriculture, Extension Service in 1989 to return to his country roots at a farm in Stephens City.

Milton was loved by many - family, friends, and his "volunteers" from the 4-H club. Generously loving was his recipe for a happy life.

He married Mary Margaret Appelman April 21, 1961 in Augusta, KY.

Along with his loving and devoted wife, Margaret, he leaves behind his son, Craig Boyce and his wife Liz Levinson of Gainesville, VA; daughters, Cindy Boyce of Winchester, VA, Dawn Boyce and her husband Rich Knight of Fairfax, VA, and Shirley Boyce and her husband Andri Martoncik of Stephens City; grandchildren, Alexandra Butler and her husband TJ Butler, Quirsten Martoncik, Jonathan and Corey Knight, and Joshua and Luke Boyce; and great grandchildren, Carson and Aria Butler.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Nelson Boyce; and sister, Sybil Reynolds.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 6:30 ­ 8:30 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home in Winchester.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church with Father Lundberg officiating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Friends of the Shenandoah River or Berea College.

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on Aug. 31, 2018