USAO News Bureau

BOYCE, Eli 'Sonny'

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, for Eli E. “Sonny” Boyce, age 70 of Chickasha in the McRay Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Boyce is the father-in-law of USAO’s Lynn Boyce, chief information officer.

Eli E. “Sonny” Boyce was born the son of W.T. “Bill” Boyce and Loretta Riggle Boyce on September 5, 1934, in Medicine Park, Oklahoma. He died on November 25, 2004, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Sonny started working in road construction at the age of 15, and was a foreman for various road crews. He married Cora Faye Mader on April 24, 1954, in Marlow, Oklahoma. After their marriage, they lived in several places following Sonny’s work. In 1979, they settled in Chickasha. Sonny continued working in road construction and began working in Dallas County in 1986. He retired in 1997. Sonny was a 32nd Degree Mason.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Nicky Boyce in 1984.

Survivors include his wife, Cora Faye “Cody” Boyce of Chickasha; son & wife, Tim & Lynn Boyce of Bridgecreek; son & wife, Robby & Jana Boyce of Lindsay; grandson & wife, Michael & Jenny Lynn Boyce of Oklahoma City; grandson, David Boyce of Marlow; grandson, Matt Boyce of Duncan; granddaughter, Sara Beth Boyce of Lindsay; sister & husband Billie and Jerry Briscoe of Wilcox, Arizona; sister and husband, Sharon & Cecil Gray of New Mexico; sister & husband, Linda & Doug Bennett of Tecumsah; sister & husband, Sandra & Charles Isenhower of McAlester; a host of nieces & nephews; many special friends, including lifelong friends, Bud & Dixie Webb of OKC.

Interment was in the Marlow Cemetery in Marlow. Service was under the direction of the McRay Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association or the American Kidney Foundation.