McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK


March 28, 2014

William Ray “Bill” Boyer

McALESTER — William Ray “Bill” Boyer, died Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Jack C. Montgomery Veterans Center in Muskogee.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at El Reno Cemetery Pavilion. There will be a Celebration of Life after the service at a private home. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson Funeral Service.

He lived his early years in El Reno and Yukon, attending Yukon High School

He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1966, where he was an aircraft controller on the USS Collett in Vietnam. He later enlisted for two more years in the U.S. Air Force as an audiovisual specialist.

He enjoyed traveling and making many new friends around the country

He came back to live at Lake Eufaula and worked maintenance at the First National Bank of McAlester until his retirement.

Survivors include his daughter, Michelle Scott, of Oklahoma City; grandson, Michael Scott, of Oklahoma City; granddaughter, Maley Scott, of Oklahoma City; Ellen Joyner and husband Craig, of El Reno; sister, Peggy Fackler and husband, Scot, of Memphis, Tenn.; brother, David Boyer and wife, Debi, of Mustang; nieces and nephews, Joshua Joyner and wife, Brandy, Amy Migdalski, Jacob Joyner, Linda Deimer and husband, Christof, Donelle Webber and husband, Patrick, Andrew Fackler and wife, Angel, Laura Fackler, Brandon Boyer and Tyler Boyer, and 10 great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary F. (Bigham) Boyer, and father, Homer W. Boyer.

Flowers and food will be received at 5034 S. Manning Road, El Reno.

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