OBITUARY

Jerald D. Boyer

February 23, 1933October 12, 2021
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Jerald Derrall Boyer, 88, of Evansville, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. He was the first son of Elvin Oral and Anna Elizabeth Koch Boyer, born in Evansville on February 23, 1933. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Joan Audrey Clark Boyer (married in 1952), and grandson, Robert Barnette. Jerald and Joan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 20, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Iris Williams, (married in 2011), and his children: Pamela (Mark) Johnson, Karen Barnette, Beverly Whobrey, and Darrell (Sheila) Boyer, his brothers: Jack (Patti) Boyer, and James David Boyer. He is survived by seven grandchildren: Tracey Ferrara, Stacey Nalley, Stephanie Dash, Kristin Jones, Sheena Roccia, Jennifer Boyer, and Austin Johnson and twelve greatgrandchildren. There are 2 step-children, Lory White, and Jeffery Williams and 7 step grandchildren.

Jerald was a recipient of a liver transplant in 2002, returning six months later to pastor Yankeetown United Methodist Church. His Baptist ordination was in 1956, and his ordination in the United Methodist Church was in 1984. He pastored the following churches: Fairview Baptist in Bluff City, Kentucky, and in Indiana: Richland City Baptist, Taylorsville UCC, Cynthiana UCC, Hickory Grove UCC in Delphi, Tennyson Garrison Chapel, Fletcher Chapel UMC, Lynnville and Spurgeon UMC, Pfrimmer’s Chapel UMC in Corydon, Epworth UMC in Newburgh, Sellersburg UMC, Huntingburg UMC, Edgewood UMC in Indianapolis, and Yankeetown UMC. At his retirement in 2016, Jerald had served the ministry for 62 years. His church service included: United Methodist Church Board for Local full and part-time pastors, outdoor ministries, camp director and counselor, Screen and Strategy Committee, Chairman of Growth and Evangelism, Chairman of the Church Building and Location Committee, and Spiritual Director for the Walk to Emmaus. His service also included numerous mission projects including work on the Navajo Reservation, Smile Mission, and St. John’s Island Mission in North Carolina. He graduated from Boonville High School, received is BA in English from Oakland City College, his Masters of Divinity from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, with graduate work in counseling from the University of Evansville and Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Jerald taught English at Yeoman Elementary School, Delphi, Indiana, and English at Owensville Elementary-Junior High School, and English at North Posey Junior-Senior High School in Poseyville, Indiana. He was born into a family of electricians. As a Master Electrician he was last employed by Robert E. Green, involved in the construction of several Executive Inn Hotels in Evansville, Vincennes, and Owensboro. He spent 25 years in construction, including the building two churches and parsonages. Jerald was a member of the Navy Reserve for eight years, serving in the Korean Conflict as a member of the Navy Sea Bees. His specialty was the repair of gyro compasses on Navy ships. He was a member of the 2019 Honor Flight to Washington D.C. He was a 50 plus year member of the Cynthiana Masonic Lodge, serving as Worshipful Master, and a member of the Indiana Grand Masonic Lodge, where he was a Grand Chaplin. He was a member of the Scottish Rite, and Cynthiana Eastern Star, where he served as Worthy Patron. His hobbies included piloting his Cessna airplane, traveling on his Honda Golden Wing, fishing, golfing, semi-pro boxing in his younger years, communicating with people around the world on his CB radio, and wintering in Florida.

Jerald was an extraordinary man. Living life to the fullest, with service to God above all. A service of life will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 15, 2021 at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4455 Epworth Road, Newburgh, Indiana, officiated by Rev. Steve Seitz, with burial in the Masonic Garden at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Evansville. A livestream of the service will be available at https://youtu.be/HMtAk-qHdiI. A veteran service will be performed graveside by Kapperman Post #44. Friends may visit 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday October 14 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, 5333 State Road 261 and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. There will be a Masonic Service by Cynthiana Lodge #110, Thursday 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, gifts to honor his memory may be made to Mission Work of your choice or Deaconess Hospice. Jerald asked that everyone consider organ donations. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderNewburghChapel.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Masonic Service

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 15, 2021

  • Service of Life

    Friday, October 15, 2021

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Don & Patti Julian

October 15, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers with the whole family. Pastor (JD) Boyer was the most soft spoken ,down to earth, and when he spoke he spoke in terms everyone would understand. He had an amazing influence on our whole family. Rest In Peace Sir. Thank you for your service to this great country you left it a better place. Job Well Done
Don (Mo) & Patti Julian

Jerry and Phyllis Claridge

October 15, 2021

We love this man. So glad he got to serve the Lord all that time.
Our prayers are with you as you go on into the future, Iris❤️

Becky Bratton

October 13, 2021

I would like to extend my sympathy to Mr. Boyd’s family. He was my English teacher at Owensville Jr High. He made learning fun and easy! He was very kind, compassionate, and always had good stories to tell. Always had a smile on his face and was very easy to talk to. The love of his family was very obvious. Prayers for all.
Becky Bratton
1973 Graduating Class of Owensville High School

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Biography

Jerald Derrall Boyer, 88, of Evansville, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. He was the first son of Elvin Oral and Anna Elizabeth Koch Boyer, born in Evansville on February 23, 1933. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Joan Audrey Clark Boyer (married in 1952), and grandson, Robert Barnette. Jerald and Joan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 20, 2002.
He is survived by his wife, Iris Williams, (married in 2011), and his children: Pamela (Mark) Johnson, Karen Barnette, Beverly Whobrey, and Darrell (Sheila) Boyer, his brothers: Jack (Patti) Boyer, and James David Boyer.
He is survived by seven grandchildren: Tracey Ferrara, Stacey Nalley, Stephanie Dash, Kristin Jones, Sheena Roccia, Jennifer Boyer, and Austin Johnson and twelve greatgrandchildren. There are 2 step-children, Lory White, and Jeffery Williams and 7 step grandchildren.

Jerald was a recipient of a liver transplant in 2002, returning six months later to pastor Yankeetown United Methodist Church. His Baptist ordination was in 1956, and his ordination in the United Methodist Church was in 1984. He pastored the following churches: Fairview Baptist in Bluff City, Kentucky, and in Indiana: Richland City Baptist, Taylorsville UCC, Cynthiana UCC, Hickory Grove UCC in Delphi, Tennyson Garrison Chapel, Fletcher Chapel UMC, Lynnville and Spurgeon UMC, Pfrimmer’s Chapel UMC in Corydon, Epworth UMC in Newburgh, Sellersburg UMC, Huntingburg UMC, Edgewood UMC in Indianapolis, and Yankeetown UMC. At his retirement in 2016, Jerald had served the ministry for 62 years.
His church service included: United Methodist Church Board for Local full and part-time pastors, outdoor ministries, camp director and counselor, Screen and Strategy Committee, Chairman of Growth and Evangelism, Chairman of the Church Building and Location Committee, and Spiritual Director for the Walk to Emmaus. His service also included numerous mission projects including work on the Navajo Reservation, Smile Mission, and St. John’s Island Mission in North Carolina.
He graduated from Boonville High School, received is BA in English from Oakland City College, his Masters of Divinity from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, with graduate work in counseling from the University of Evansville and Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
Jerald taught English at Yeoman Elementary School, Delphi, Indiana, and English at Owensville Elementary-Junior High School, and English at North Posey Junior-Senior High School in Poseyville, Indiana.
He was born into a family of electricians. As a Master Electrician he was last employed by Robert E. Green, involved in the construction of several Executive Inn Hotels in Evansville, Vincennes, and Owensboro. He spent 25 years in construction, including the building two churches and parsonages.
Jerald was a member of the Navy Reserve for eight years, serving in the Korean Conflict as a member of the Navy Sea Bees. His specialty was the repair of gyro compasses on Navy ships. He was a member of the 2019 Honor Flight to Washington D.C.
He was a 50 plus year member of the Cynthiana Masonic Lodge, serving as Worshipful Master, and a member of the Indiana Grand Masonic Lodge, where he was a Grand Chaplin. He was a member of the Scottish Rite, and Cynthiana Eastern Star, where he served as Worthy Patron.
His hobbies included piloting his Cessna airplane, traveling on his Honda Golden Wing, fishing, golfing, semi-pro boxing in his younger years, communicating with people around the world on his CB radio, and wintering in Florida.

Jerald was an extraordinary man. Living life to the fullest, with service to God above all.