Mr. Jim Boyles
August 26, 1932 – November 24, 2019
Jim Boyles, 87, of Gun Barrel City, Texas entered into eternal rest on 24th November 2019 surrounded by loved ones. Visitation and Rosary will take place at Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home at 6pm on 26th November 2019 followed by a funeral mass at St. Jude at 10 am on 27th November 2019. Burial will be in Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery.
Jim Boyles was born on Aug 26 1932 in Chickasha, Oklahoma. He grew up a son of a cotton merchant in Amherst, Texas and graduated High School (1949) in Munday, Texas. He devoted his time to faith and family. He was an active member of his Catholic parishes from the Knights of Columbus, Assembly 2570, to Lenten Fish Fries.
In 1956 after he proudly served the in the United States Air Force, he enrolled in the University of Texas where attained an Accounting degree. Following his graduation from the University of Texas (1959) he obtained an accounting job with Tecon and never looked back. During his 42 years with Tecon he enjoyed working on various projects with his friends and co-workers. His time with Tecon saw him building dams in Tennessee to building communities in East Texas. Following his retirement from Tecon he used his time and talents with the Knights of Columbus (Council 8806), and the East Cedar Creek Freshwater Supply District. You could always count on Jim to talk about the latest developments with the University of Texas football team where he attended almost every home football game for the past 40 plus years.
Jim is preceded in death by his father and mother, Donald and Catherine Boyles and his eldest son Ken Boyles. Survivors are his wife, Mary Boyles, of 59 years, and 5 children; Mary Kay (Glenn), Don (Lee), Glenda (Andy), Betty Sue (Shane) and Bob (Julie); and 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
- Mary Boyles, Wife of 59 years
- Mary Kay and husband Glenn, Daughter
- Don and wife Lee, Son
- Glenda and husband Andy, Daughter
- Betty Sue and husband Shane, Daughter
- Bob and wife Julie, Son
- Donald and Catherine Broyles, Parents (deceased)
- Ken Boyles, Eldest Son (deceased)
- Jim also leaves behind his thirteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, other loving family members
- Knights of Columbus, Pallbearers
- Visitation Service Tuesday, November 26, 2019
- Recitation of the Rosary Tuesday, November 26, 2019
- Requiem Mass Wednesday, November 27, 2019
- Graveside Service Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Mr. Jim Boyles
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November 26, 2019
So very many happy years with the Boyles and Hewett families. Grateful for Jim’s help with my home inspection. Love you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
November 25, 2019
Jim will be remembered for his smile and positive attitude. I will miss his greeting whenever I saw him, "Hello Neighbor." He will be missed by many in our neighborhood.