Obituary of Donald Eugene Boyles
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SFC Donald Eugene Boyles (United States Army, Retired), a resident of Ozark, passed away surrounded by his loving family Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 8:05 P.M. He was 75 years old. A memorial service for Mr. Boyles will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 12, 2021, in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home and Cremations in Ozark with Reverend Charles Goldsmith officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens with Full Military Honors, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Ozark Tuesday from 1:00 P.M. until service time. He was born July 20, 1946 in Clarion, Pennsylvania to the late Roy Irving Boyles and Mary Viola Hunsberger Boyles. Mr. Boyles graduated from Clarion Highschool in 1965 and enlisted in the United States Army in 1966. He served his country proudly during the Vietnam War and served many tours through Fort Hood, Texas, Germany, Fort Rucker, Alabama, Korea, and then ended his career back at Fort Rucker. He retired from the Army in 1986 with the rank of E7 (Sergeant First Class - SFC). His love for aviation continued in 1988 as an aircraft mechanic working on commercial aircrafts at PEMCO. He worked there until he retired from the company in 2012. After retirement, he and his wife of 52 years, found a love of bingo and raising and spoiling their grandchildren and great grandchildren. Prior to his wife’s passing he often referred to himself as “driving Ms. Daisy”. He was a devoted husband, father, uncle, brother, and friend but most importantly he was the best “Poppy”. Mr. Boyles is survived by his two daughters, Dawn Boyles Tipton and Sherry Boyles Edwards (Scott); his three grandchildren, Shane Butsch (Rachael), Schylur Edwards (Sydney), and Matthew Tipton (Caitlin); and two great grandchildren, Rosalie Butsch, 6 years old, and baby Katherine Tipton, expected late October 2021. He was one of seven children and is survived by his sisters, Margaret (Peg) Boyles and Mary Ruth Boyles Gourley (Bob); his brother, John Boyles (Nellie); and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Maria Rosa Boyles; and his brothers Jim Boyles, Paul Boyles, and Denny Boyles. The family would like to express our most sincere gratitude to his favorite angel nurse Roxanne Branch, DaySpring Hospice, and the entire Dale Medical Emergency Room Staff (especially his girls, Debra King, Becky Mixon, and LeeAnn Maund) for all the love and support given to our family through this troubling time. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Mr. Boyles honor to DaySpring Hospice, 1275 James Drive, Suite A, Enterprise, Alabama 36330.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Donald Boyles, please visit Tribute Store
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Holman Funeral Home Chapel
995 South Union Avenue
Ozark, Alabama, United States