Funeral services for Jack Milton Boyer, Sr., age 95 of Manchester will be conducted Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 3:00 PM with Brother Jack Hice officiating.
Interment will follow at Manchester City Cemetery with Military Honors.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 1:00 PM until time of service at 3:00 PM.
Mr. Boyer passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015 in Manchester.
He was born June 27, 1919 in Collinsville, Illinois the son of the late Joseph Phillip Boyer and Stella Estelle Ogle Boyer.
He joined the United States Army March 5, 1941 and served two tours of duty during World War II, receiving the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, 6 Overseas Service Bars and 1 Service Stripe before being Honorably Discharged on April 8, 1945. Prior to joining the Army, Mr. Boyer met and married the love of his life, Catherine May and the two celebrated 63 years of marriage prior to her passing April 25, 2008.
Mr. Boyer was employed as a Pipefitter at Arnold Engineering and Development Center for many years prior to his retirement in April 1981. He was known by family and friends to have a knack for fixing things, especially items discarded by others. He had a giving heart and after repair of an item, he often donated the item to someone in need. He enjoyed working crossword puzzles and was a longtime member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church as well as Pipefitters Union # 572.
In addition to his parents and beloved wife, Catherine M. Boyer, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Cicro Boyer and Harry Boyer and a sister, Ruth Elizabeth Boyer.
Survivors include two sons, Milton Boyer and wife, LaVerne of Manchester and Joseph Boyer and wife, Vicki of Estill Springs, TN; four grandchildren, Azure Boyer Jones and husband, James; Ande Boyer (Cindy Arnold); Shannon Boyer Money and husband, Tommy; and Jennifer Hughes and husband, Roy; six great-grandchildren, Garrett Jones, Devin Jones, Patrick Jones, Catherine Money, William Money and Gavin Hughes. Also surviving is a niece, Cathy Boyer and a nephew, Don Boyer.
The family requests memorial contributions be made in honor of Mr. Boyer to the Alzheimer’s Association, 201 W. Lincoln Street, Tullahoma, TN 37388.