Larry G. Boyles, 81, of Morehead City (formerly of Raleigh), went to be with his Savior on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Onslow Memorial Hospital.
A memorial service, with full Military Honors, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at Munden Funeral Home, with Pastor Nelson Hopkins officiating.
Larry was born on Wednesday, August 17, 1938, to Lawrence and Juanita Boyles, in Welch, West Virginia. He proudly served his country first when he was 17 in the US Navy and after being at sea for two back to back tours, he decided he needed to come ashore. After completing his enlistment agreement, he then joined the ranks of the US Army in 1963. While in the Army he received numerous medals to include National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal Republic of Vietnam Cross Gallantry with Palm, Armed forces expeditionary medal, Vietnam service medal and ribbon, Republic of Vietnam campaign medal, bronze star, senior parachutist badge, army good conduct medal 5 times, the Republic of Vietnam gallantry cross, and bronze star medal. After retiring in July of 1980, he kept working Civil services, and driving big trucks.
He loved the Dallas Cowboys, airplanes - he jumped from them, flew them, and in later years built model ones and flew them. He was a practical joker but didn’t appreciate being the recipient of pranks.
Larry is survived by his wife Dreena Boyles of Texas; three children, Kristy Tarrant and husband George of Hope Mills, Cheryl Smith and husband Geary of Morehead City, and Toby Boyles and wife Lisa of Creedmoor; nine grandchildren, Elizabeth Dryden, Allie Schofield, Justin Boyles, Samantha Dyer, Kelley Ennis, Daniel Tarrant, Jayme Boyles, Forrest Boyles, and Lawson Boyles; six great grandchildren; a sister Sonya McLean of California; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kelley Rae Boyles; parents, Lawrence and Juanita Boyles; and two brothers, William and James Boyles.
Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at Munden Funeral Home.
Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net
Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City, NC.
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Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675