George David "Dave" Boyce

Born: Wed., Jun. 18, 1930
Died: Fri., Apr. 13, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 17, 2018
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Wed., Apr. 18, 2018
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

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George David “Dave” Boyce, 87, Kokomo, passed away at 4:51 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.  He was born June 18, 1930, in Kokomo, to George H. and Doris V. (Johnson) Boyce.  On December 11, 1955, he married Neva G. Schroeder, at the Meridian Street Christian Church in Greentown, and she survives.

Dave graduate from Kokomo High School in 1949 and served in the United States Navy from 1951 to 1954, obtaining the rank of BSMN and earning the National Defense Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the China Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal.  He went on the work for Public Service Indiana for over 34 years, retiring on January 1, 1990.  He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and attended Faith, Hope & Love Baptist Church.  He was past president of the Rochester Lions Club and a former member of the Kokomo Kiwanis Club and the Howard County Home Builders.  He also served on the Northwestern School Board for twelve years and as the Clay Township Trustee for twelve years.

In addition to his wife, Neva Boyce, he is survived by his children, Tracy Buckle, Terry (Jan) Boyce and Tim (Lesa) Boyce; sister, Phyllis (Jack) Krise; grandchildren, Kyle (fiancé Jodi) Coolbaugh, Bradley (Erin) Coolbaugh, Chad (friend Jessica) Coolbaugh, Jeremy (Colby) Boyce, Christie (Rob) Wilson, Jessica Boyce and Nicholas Boyce; seven great-grandchildren, Austin David Boyce, Jackson Boyce, Aurora Wilson, Gideon Wilson, Micah Coolbaugh, Emma Coolbaugh and Tristen Martin; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; two grandchildren, Joshua Boyce and Heather Coolbaugh; and great-granddaughter, Kaelynn Coolbaugh.

Funeral services will be held at Noon Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, 1315 West Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with Pastor Bill Duncan officiating.  Military honors will be provided by the Unites States Navy and the Kokomo VFW Military Rites Team.  Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made in Dave’s memory to the Kokomo Humane Society or the Wounded Warrior Project.  Messages of condolence may be left online at

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A. Marie Casey, formerly of Marion
   Posted Sun April 15, 2018
There are few experiences more difficult than losing a loved one in death; no doubt Mr. Boyce will be sadly missed by all who knew him. I find comfort in knowing death was not God’s purpose for mankind and his purpose has not changed. His word is clear, “He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces”. (Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:4)
Further, the restoration of life is guaranteed. Jesus spoke of the coming resurrection (John 5:21, 28, 29), performed resurrections and was himself resurrected by his Father. All such miraculous events took place on earth, giving us a glimpse of what is to come! (Acts 24:15)
May Jehovah God continue to bless your family in the days ahead, as we await the fulfillment of his promises.....

Mark & Pam Dishon
   Posted Sun April 15, 2018
We are so sorry to read of Dave's Passing. Praying for all of you in this time of sorrow that Papa God,Jesus and Holy Spirit will comfort you and give you peace. My best memories with Dave and family was every weekend being up at the lake and playing and having fun. Going to Calvary Baptist Church together was fun.

Nedra Conwell Woodroof
   Posted Mon April 16, 2018
I was sorry to hear of Davids death. We were classmates and graduated the same year. He is the one I have kept in contact with after moving to Florida. He will be missed.