Morris G. "Red" Boyce, 82, a former Poland and Brazil resident, died at 12:15 a.m. Thursday at The Waters nursing care facility in Greencastle where he had been a patient since January.
Born in Center Point on November 17, 1923, his parents were Raymond Boyce and Edith Youngblood Boyce.
He began working as a mechanic at the former Jap Turner Garage in Brazil in 1943 and left in 1945 to become a coal miner for the Big Bend Coal Co. for seven years. From 1952 to 1988 he was a dragline oiler for AMAX mine south of Staunton from where he retired.
His only membership was with the United Mine Workers of America. In his leisure time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and maintaining his lawn in an excellent manner.
His first wife was Juanita Parks Boyce whom he married Sept. 6, 1945. Later he became the husband of Ruth Knight Boyce on March 28, 1981, and who preceded him in death Dec. 6, 2004. Also preceding was a brother, LeRoy Boyce.
Surviving are one daughter and her husband David, and Lisa Spencer, and her husband Doug, all of Reelsville; one step-son and his wife, Larry and Linda McCullough, Terre Haute; three sisters, Waneta Todd, Staunton, Frances James, Brazil, and Loretta Meyers, Poland; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Lawson-Miller Chapel with Pastor Owen Youngblood officiating. Burial will follow in Croy's Creek Cemetery. Visitation is from noon Monday until the services.
To light a candle in his memory, visit www.Lawson-millerchapel.com.