Paul Cecil Boyce, age 70, of Holts Summit, Mo., passed away Thursday, August 25, 2022 at Capital Region Medical Center surrounded by family.
Paul was born October 23, 1951 in Jefferson City, Mo., the son of Paul Curtis “Curt” and Wanda Jane (Jones) Boyce. He was married on December 29, 1973 in Holts Summit, Mo. to Ruth Sharon Stafford who preceded him death on August 14, 2020.
Paul was a 1969 graduate of Jefferson City High School. After graduation, he proudly served in the United States Air Force at the Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona as a Hydraulic Missile Maintenance Technician until he was honorably discharged in 1974.
Paul and Ruth moved back in central Missouri in 1978 and he began working as a welder with DeLong Steel for 13 years. He later worked for the Sheet Metal Workers Local #36 for over 25 years until ill health forced his retirement in 2009.
Paul enjoyed staying busy with work, family and visiting with friends. He enjoyed traveling to Europe and Japan to visit his daughter and the Alaskan Cruise he went on with Ruth. He loved living next to Kurtis and spending time daily with him.
Survivors include: one daughter, Sarah Miller (Jim) of Silver Springs, Nv.; one son, Kurtis Boyce of Holts Summit, Mo.; one brother, Clyde Boyce (Brigitte) of Jefferson City, Mo.; two grandchildren, Caleb and Toby Miller; all of Ruth’s siblings that he loved, Lorine Smith, Sonny Stafford, Stanley Stafford (Flora), Berneice Grotewiel, Maxie Autenrieth, Braxie Huff and Vicki Languell (Larry); and his beloved cat, Mia and dog, Spike.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 46 years, Ruth; and one sister-in-law, Veda Childress.
Visitation will be held at Freeman Mortuary from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2022.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday August 30, 2022 in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend Marion Mitchell officiating. Graveside service and interment with military honors will follow at Summit Memorial Park in Holts Summit, Mo.
A webcast of Paul’s service will begin at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday for friends that are not able to attend by going to the "photos and videos" tab of this page and scrolling down to the webcasting link.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Salvation Army, 927 Jefferson Street, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Freeman Mortuary.