|Birth: ||Dec. 29, 1938|
|Death: ||Aug. 5, 2009|
Billy Joe Boyce, 70, lifelong Council Grove resident, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009.
He was born Dec. 29, 1938, in Nickerson, to Allen and Ruby Boyce. They moved to Council Grove when he was one month old, never to leave. He graduated from Council Grove High School in 1957. After graduating, he began farming with his dad. He was also enrolled in the Army Reserves for a short time.
He married Ella May Rogers, White City, on May 12, 1963.
He was employed by Ingmire Plumbing and Heating for 25 years. He then went to work at Morris County Hospital where he retired in 2003. He built his own business, B & J Plumbing, which he continued until his death.
Bill enjoyed gardening, reading and camping. Going to his grandchildren's sporting events was one of the highlights of his retirement years. He also enjoyed walking his dog and tinkering in his shop. Farming came naturally to him until he decided to enjoy his family more in 2002. He has been a member of the Community Christian Church until the time of his death.
He was preceded in death by his mother Ruby.
Bill is survived by his wife Ella May, of the home; two daughters, Lynette Pate and husband Michael, Stephanie Ochoa, Council Grove; and one son Jason Boyce and wife Ellen, Council Grove; his father Allen Boyce and wife Thelma, Council Grove; a sister, Betty Allen, Wichita; a brother Larry Boyce and wife Ann Marie, Tulsa, OK; seven grandchildren, Greg Payton and fiancÚ Jana Grier, Maegan Maserang and husband Shaun, Allicia and Makenzie Ochoa and Nathaniel, Nicholas and Natasha Boyce; two step-grandchildren, Allen and Caleb Pate; three great grandchildren, Jerrick, Charisma and Piper Payton, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, at the Community Christian Church, with Pastor Clarence Sumner officiating. Burial will follow at Sunnyslope Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, at Penwell-Gabel Flint Hills Chapel.
The family request casual dress.
A memorial has been established in his name with contributions going to the Community Christian Church.
From Council Grove Republican, Aug. 7, 2009
Allen Rumsey Boyce (1914 - 2013)
Ruby C. Birt Boyce (1916 - 1996)
Married May 12, 1963
Parents of Lynette, Stephanie, Jason
Sunnyslope Memorial Gardens
Plot: West side | 2nd section from north
Created by: Mae
Record added: Aug 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40675401
Added: Oct. 15, 2014