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Charles W. "Bud" Boyce

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Charles W. "Bud" Boyce

Charles W. “Bud” Boyce, 93, of Martinsburg, WV, formerly of Augusta, WV, passed peacefully on Sunday, January 14, 2024 at the Veterans Medical Center, Martinsburg, WV.

Born on September 10, 1930 in Brunswick, MD, he was the son of the late William Edward Boyce and Lottie Mae (Roberson) Boyce.

Bud served in the Navy for a brief time but his career was with the Army for over 29 years.  His first significant tour of duty was in Korea as a M-4 Tank Commander where his brother, Milton Boyce, was his tank driver and gunner.  He went on to do tours of duty in Vietnam, Thailand, Italy, and Germany, earning the Army’s 2nd highest Medal for Achievement, the Legion of Merit and retired with the rank of Sergeant Major at Fort Carson, COL.  He was highly decorated with significant military awards.  His military record was one of integrity, honor and loyalty. He served his country well.

Bud was a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Romney, WV and a lifetime member of the DAV and the VFW.  After retirement, he enjoyed woodworking, nature and poetry.  His generosity and kindness was unlimited to those he knew and to those he never met.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine J. (Lynch) Boyce, a son, Stephen Charles Boyce and a brother, Milton “Pete” Boyce.

He is survived by his son, William Kevin Boyce and wife Karen of Burton, Michigan, a granddaughter, Samantha Boyce of Lapeer, Michigan, a godson, Aaron Stocks of Point of Rocks, MD, and a devoted niece, Treasa Stocks and husband Barry of Knoxville, MD.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at Grace Episcopal Church of Brunswick, MD with Pastor Deborah Gillespie officiating.  Military rites will be accorded by the U.S. Army.  The family will receive friends one hour prior.  

A second memorial service will be held on Monday, January 22, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at Central United Methodist Church, Augusta, WV with Pastor Alanna McGuinn officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior.

All arrangements are being handled by McKee Funeral Home, Augusta, WV.  

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