Garald G.” Gene” Boyles, 86, passed away Saturday June 22, 2019 at his home in Grafton surrounded by his family. Gene was born in Grafton on June 2, 1933, a son of the late Walter W. and Anna Boylen Boyles.
Gene was a Veteran of the United States Army, was a graduate of GHS Class of 1952, and was treasurer of the Blueville Church of the Nazarene for many years, loved to needlepoint, video games, and talking with his many friends. He was a truck driver in Akron, OH for forty two years and last drove for Central Transport.
Gene is survived by his wife of 62 years, Florence E. “Flo” (Kirby) Boyles. In addition to his wife, Flo, Gene is survived by several nieces and nephews, as well as his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Gene was the last surviving member of his family, and was preceded in death by his sister, Macel Curry; and two brothers, Howard Ray and Paul Junior Boyles.
Friends will be received at Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave. Grafton, on Tuesday June 25, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 PM. and on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 9:00AM until the funeral hour at 11:00AM at Bartlett Funeral Home, with Pastor Mike Adams officiating. Interment will follow at the WV National Cemetery where Military honors will be accorded by the VFW Memorial City Post #3081, American Legion Taylor County Post #12, Central WVA DAV Chapter 24, and their Auxiliaries, and the Honor Guard from Camp Dawson. Online condolences can be sent to the Boyles family at www.bartlettfuneralhomewv.com. Bartlett Funeral Home is honored to serve the Boyles Family.
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