Paul J. Boyles, 92, of Reynolds and a resident of Amber Ridge Assisted Living in Moline, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island.
Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan, with a rosary recited at 3 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island with a luncheon to follow. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Preemption Township. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Aledo or St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island.
Paul was born on April 28, 1920 in rural Mercer County, the son of Guy F. Boyles and Eliza A. Lucas. He graduated from the former St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Rock Island in 1938 where he quarterbacked his football team to win the 1937 City Championship. He married Louise Murry on Feb. 7, 1945 in Ottawa. She died in April, 1990.
Mr. Boyles and his brother Francis farmed as “Boyles Brothers” south of Reynolds, in Perryton Township, Mercer County. He was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Aledo.
Paul was a life-long sports fan, especially his beloved Fighting Irish and the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his children and spouses, Kathee (Steve) Seiver, Paul Boyles Jr., Lawrence (Vicki) Boyles; 6 grandchildren, Jennifer (Jackson) Bartnik, Laura (Jackson) Nikolay, Alex Seiver, Tom Boyles, Paul Boyles III, and Sara Boyles; four great grandchildren and a sister, Helen Boyles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Francis, his wife Louise and daughter Rita C. Jackson.