James Stewart “Jim” Boyer, 85, of Wake Forest, formerly of Norfolk, Va., died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Rex Hospital. He was born in Jackson, Mich., the son of the late Birdell Boyer and Helen Aiken Boyer. Mr. Boyer was retired from the U.S. Navy and was a longtime member of Temple Baptist Church in Norfolk.
Mr. Boyer is survived by his son, Sonny Boyer and wife, Glenda, of Wake Forest; grandchildren, Carl Boyer and wife, Brooke, of Greenville, S.C. and Kevin Boyer and fiancée, Shannon Mormando, of Richmond, Va.; great-grandson, Jacob Boyer, of Greenville, S.C.; sisters, Marion Collins of Jackson, Mich., Lily Shirley, and Margaret Childs of Burr Hill, Va.; brothers, Carl Boyer and wife, Laurie, and Darwin Boyer and wife, Dorothy, all of Jackson, Mich.; sister-in-law, Ulalee Boyer of Norvell, Mich.; and his Wake Union Baptist Church family, who held a special place in his heart.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia “Ginny” Boyer; sisters, Ruby Thompson and Harriett Larson; brothers, Birdell Boyer Jr., Walter Boyer and John Boyer.
Funeral services were held April 25 at Wake Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Harrison officiating. Burial was in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wake Union Baptist Church, 13345 Wake Union Church Road, Wake Forest, N.C. 27587. Online condolences may be made at brightfunerals.com.
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