William “Bud/Bill” Boyce

William “Bud/Bill” Boyce, 83, of Parkersburg, passed away Jan. 23, 2014, at his residence, after an extended illness.

He was born June 21, 1930, in Wood County, W.Va., a son of the late Howard and Jessie Burch Boyce.

Bill attended Parkersburg High School and was an avid sports fan and supporter of southside athletics. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps where he served in the Korean War. Afterwards, he worked for 35 years through the Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons Union 101 working many years for Dale D. Spicer out of Charleston, W.Va. He finished out his employment working for Wood County Schools Maintenance Department until his retirement in 2004. He enjoyed hunting, cooking, gardening and spending time with his family on the farm in Wirt County. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion Post 15 Parkersburg.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty Kelley Boyce; daughter, Jennifer (Ronnie) Hopkins; grandchildren, Duane and Caitlin; great-grandchild, Payton, all of Parkersburg; sister, Ann Wells of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; and lots of cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Earl Boyce; three sisters, Eva Haynes, Agnes Staats and Patricia Brookover; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday, Jan. 27, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike St., south Parkersburg, with Pastor Randy Dornon officiating, with full military rites by the American Legion Post 15. Interment will follow at Wolverton Cemetery in Wirt County. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, at the funeral home.

An online guestbook will be available at www.lamberttatman.com