Burl Leroy Boyce, 87, St. Joseph, MO

Published 05/16 2014 09:28AM

Updated 05/16 2014 09:29AM

Burl Leroy Boyce, 87, St. Joseph, Missouri died Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at his home.

He was born March 28, 1927 to Roy and Clara May (Ward) Boyce in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

He married Juanita L. McDaniel on November 5, 1948. She survives of the home. They recently celebrated their 65 ½ years together and they have three children.

Burl proudly served in the United States Navy and was a veteran of World War II. Burl lettered in four sports in High School and Oklahoma State University. He was very fond of baseball and pitched for a farm team of the New York Yankees in Paris, Texas. He played golf when he retired from Lederle Pharmaceutical Sales, now known as Pfizer Company.

He was a good family man who enjoyed life, was a good jokester, a competitive golfer, sportsman, and fisherman. He coached grade school baseball. He also drove Juanita to many states to Archives and Libraries doing research on the McDaniel and Boyce Genealogy and enjoyed vacations together.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Bill Boyce and Dewayne Boyce.

Additional Survivors: children, Randy G. Boyce (Jan), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Aleta L. Boyce (James Kosche), Tooele, Utah and Dr. Joe Boyce (Terri), St. Joseph, Missouri; three grandchildren, Bryan Randal Boyce, Shea Dara Boyce (M. Cesar Aguilera), all of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Phaedra Dawn Boyce Wilson (Marcel), New Brighton, Minnesota; great-grandchildren, Makalee Faith Aguilera, Makenzie Hope Aguilera, Mercedes Aguilera, all of Edmond, Oklahoma, Alexander Wilson and Isabelle Wilson, New Brighton, Minnesota; brother, Donald Boyce (JoAnn); sister, Norma Dean Boyce Delonais; and sisters-in-law, Betty Boatman, Shawnee, Oklahoma and Connie Stufflebean, Tulas, Oklahoma.

Memorial Services:  1:00 P.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Inurnment Memorial Park Mausoleum.  Friends may call after 9:00 A.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to Corby Place Senior Living. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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