Jun. 4, 2012 Shreveport Caddo Parish Louisiana, USA
Lloyd D. Boyce
Mr. Lloyd D. Boyce, 89, born on January 9, 1923 passed away on Monday, June 4, 2012, at 1:00 a.m. after a lengthy illness. Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7th, at Osborn Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 8th, at University Church of Christ. Officiating will be Minister Jerry Hodge of University Church of Christ. Interment will follow at Northwest LA Veterans Cemetery.
Mr. Boyce known as "Sarge" was a native of Caddo Mills, TX and a resident of Shreveport, LA for 50 years. He was a very devoted member of University Church of Christ. He retired from the Army in 1964, during which time he received the Purple Heart, Silver Star, Gold Star and Distinguished Service Cross among others. He then went to work for the Caddo Parish School Board in the ROTC program, where he retired in 1987. He officiated baseball, basketball and football games, from Little League to the college level for 30 years. He was an avid sportsman, loving both hunting and fishing equally. He enjoyed gardening and working in his yard. He read the bible every day and later in life this became his true love.
Mr. Boyce was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Genevieve (Dickie); and sister, Rachel Krodle of Greenville, TX. He is survived by his two daughters, Derrie Roark Perez and husband, Angelo, of Tampa, FL and Mary Beth Preslar, of Shreveport; one son, Richard J. Boyce and wife, Marcy, of Gilmer; three grandchildren, Chad Roark and wife, Laura, Tommy Boyce, all of Baton Rouge and Evan Preslar, of Shreveport; one great-grandchild, Stuart Roark; one sister, Lavelle Williams, of Prattville, AL; one brother, Charlie Boyce, of Lampassas, TX; and a special step great-granddaughter, Morgan Greenville.
Pallbearers will be members of University Church of Christ and the U. S. Army Honor Guard.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association .
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Heritage Manor Stratmore and the Lifecare Hospice nurses. We would truly like to thank the nurses and aids at Heritage Manor Stratmore who helped dad be comfortable and feel loved his last months. He did love you all so much and thanks for everything, you are all very special people to do what you do and may god bless, Love Richard, Mary Beth and Derrie.
Published in Shreveport Times from June 6 to June 8, 2012 .................................................................................. SGM - Sergeant Major (E-9) is highest noncommissioned officer rank in the US Army, awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC), Silver Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC) first, and second award, Purple Heart Medal, World War II, Korea, Vietnam veteran.
Inscription: SGM US ARMY WORLD WAR II KOREA VIETNAM IN THE HANDS OF THE LORD
The World War II Victory Medal is a decoration of the United States military which was created by an act of Congress in July 1945. The decoration commemorates military service during the Second World War and is awarded to any member of the United States m...(Read more) -
JB BERRY Added: Aug. 2, 2012
SGM - Sergeant Major (E-9) is the highest noncommissioned officer rank in the US Army. We the people, thank you for your service in defense of our freedom. R.I.P. Sergeant Major Boyce. -
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