Garrett M. Boyles, 88, of Spencer, WV passed away July 31, 2019 at his home. He was born on January 28, 1931 in Spencer to the late Harold and Vera Runnion Boyles.|
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Lou Conley Boyles, with whom he shared 64 years of marriage. Garrett has said that Mary's love and support got them through many trials. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Boyles.
Garrett is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Westfall and her husband Ken of Spencer, and two sons, David and his wife Julia of Spencer, and Daniel and his wife Paula of Czech Republic. Also surviving are grandchildren Sarah (Chaiyos) Maines, Katie (Joel) Parker, Natalie Greathouse, Grace and Rebekah Boyles (Gavan McSweeney), Mary Kathryn (Chad) Stricklin, Elijah, Hannah, Claire and Isabella Boyles, and eleven great grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother Harold of Williamstown, sisters Golda Reed of Kingwood and Dorothy Perkins of Clinton, Ohio, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Garrett graduated from Spencer High School as a member of the Class of 1948. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the USAF from 1951 to 1955, attaining the rank Staff Sergeant. After military service, he graduated from Marshall University with a degree in engineering and worked as a registered professional engineer for over forty years.
Garrett and James Hildreth formed Boyles & Hildreth Consulting Engineers as well as Boyles & Hildreth Construction Company. He was a founding member of the Faith Baptist Church and a member of the American Legion. Garrett possessed great skill in his profession but was especially known for the wisdom and counsel he provided to his family. His faithfulness in serving God and his unwavering character had an impact on everyone who knew him.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 4 at Faith Baptist Church, Spencer, with Pastor Justin Simmons officiating. Burial, with military honors, accorded by the USAF Honor Guard, will be in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Zona.
The visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral.
Condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com