William E. "Bill" Boyll
Hollomon-Brown Funeral Homes - Bayside Chapel
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Virginia Beach, VA
William E. "Bill" Boyll

Virginia Beach - William E. Boyll "Bill", 82, passed away on December 10, 2016.

He was predeceased by his father, Esten A. Boyll of Oklahoma and mother Bessie M. Davis of Illinois; his partner, James Garrett, Jr.; and nephew, Steve Burger. Left to cherish his memory are sisters, Jean Burger (Bob) and Susie Kearns (Bobby); niece, Lib Burkette (Jay); great-niece, Lindsey Burkette; great-nephew, Nick Burkette; Chris Brush, many faculty, extended family and friends.

Bill was born in Terre Haute, Indiana. He received his B.S. degree from Indiana State Teachers College with a major in Choral Music. He also received a Masters in Education from the University of Virginia. He served in the US Navy from 1956 1958. Bill taught for the Virginia Beach Public School system for 32 years, mostly at Cox High School. He loved traveling, gardening, cooking and was an accomplished organist. Bill sang in church choirs and most recently with the St. Cecilia Choir at Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach where he also served as a docent.

A memorial service will be held at Old Donation Episcopal Church on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Old Donation Music Program or the Building Fund. Condolences may be made to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com

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Published by The Virginian-Pilot on Dec. 15, 2016.
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Old Donation Episcopal Church
, VA
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I would like to take this opportunity to express my sympathy for the passing of Mr. Boyll. I taught with him at Cox High School and admired his dedication to the production of amazing musical productions. Sue Loudon Frost
Sue Frost
December 17, 2016
Bill Boyll was my friend long after he was my teacher. Singing was not really my talent, and his artistic skills gave me a base of training in the scenic arts that lead me to arts school and a career. I will always remember good times with him and James-lots of "firsts" Condolences to his family. He will be missed.
Sharon Rork
December 16, 2016
My heart go out to Mr. Boyll's family and friends. He was a good man and wonderful teacher who instilled a love for music and the arts in myself and countless others over decades. He didn't just teach, he inspired. My years in Choir and Madrigals are some of my fondest memories. In later years, I would occasionally stop by Cox to visit and he was always gracious enough to make time...even while at the piano. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Shandra (Molin) Stevenson
December 16, 2016
My dear friend. Many happy memories.
Terry Gouette
December 15, 2016
My heart is heavy hearing of the loss of Mr. Boyll. He nurtured a love for music in me that led me to follow his path into a career in music. I remember singing the school song often and can to this day sing it word for word. Such great memories of class time, districts, states and honor choir trips!!! He will be missed!!!!
Cindy Walker
December 15, 2016
Does anyone remember his bag of chewed up gum hanging from the chalk board. Don't get caught chewing gum in chorus class. He had such a fantastic since of humor. I will always remember him fondly.
Chris Foster Bjornes
December 15, 2016
Mr. Boyll made a huge impact in my life. He encouraged me to sing, to stand up for what ever I felt was right, and to write. Yes, my choir teacher encouraged me to write. He read a silly essay of mine aloud once in class and said that I should use that wit and skill to make others laugh and to get my point across when ever possible.
I think of him when I hear "Good Morning Starshine" particularly, but there are so many other songs that remind me of my high school days.
I loved high school. He and Mr. Garrett were a big reason.
His smile is unforgettable.
He will be remembered fondly.
Ellen Stanley
December 15, 2016
Mr. Boyll, and Mr. Garrett, were my two favorite teachers at Cox. I have nothing but warm memories of time spent with them. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
-Brenda Morris, F.W. Cox '78
December 15, 2016
Please pass along to Mr. Boyll's family that social media is praising him today as many Cox High School alumni are sharing how influential he was in all of our lives. Many memories have been shared of chorus experiences and musicals that were led by Mr. Boyll and Mr. Garrett. We are all saddened by his loss but are celebrating the gift he shared with all of us. Our prayers and condolences.
Lea Anne Campbell
December 15, 2016
Mr. Boyll was an enormous influence in my life! I fondly remember my many hours in the Cox choir room.
Donna Fike
December 14, 2016
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