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Ronald E. (Ron) Boyer

January 20, 1948 - June 24, 2014
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Ronald E. (Ron) Boyer of Darien, GA passed away on June 24, 2014, while vacationing on Great Guana Cay, Abacos, Bahamas. Ron was born January 20, 1948, in Ottawa, Kansas. He graduated from Ottawa Senior High School in 1966, where he held records in both Football and Track and Field. He served in the United States Navy from 1968 until 1972 attaining the rank of ADJ 3rd Class. While in the Navy, he received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Following his military service, Ron settled in Brunswick, GA where he worked for Watch Security and later moved to Darien where he worked for Alltel and worked diligently...
Ronald E. (Ron) Boyer of Darien, GA passed away on June 24, 2014, while vacationing on Great Guana Cay, Abacos, Bahamas. Ron was born January 20, 1948, in Ottawa, Kansas. He graduated from Ottawa Senior High School in 1966, where he held records in both Football and Track and Field. He served in the United States Navy from 1968 until 1972 attaining the rank of ADJ 3rd Class. While in the Navy, he received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Following his military service, Ron settled in Brunswick, GA where he worked for Watch Security and later moved to Darien where he worked for Alltel and worked diligently to build his landscaping business. Ron owned and operated McIntosh Lawn Service.

Of all his interesting hobbies, Ron will perhaps be best remembered for his woodworking skills and his culinary skills. His hand-crafted clocks and cutting boards are true works of art, and anyone who has a piece of his hand-crafted outdoor furniture is fortunate indeed. He not only enjoyed this hobby very much, he also enjoyed giving the items to friends and family and enjoyed participating in Arts and Crafts Festivals. In addition to his wood working abilities, he operated what was lovingly called "The Purple Turtle," a concession wagon from which he sold cotton candy, nachos, pickles, and popcorn. After he gave up traveling to festivals, he often donated cotton candy to various schools and organizations.

Those who knew Ron know how he loved to cook. He especially loved cooking for a crowd, especially outdoor cooking. Whenever any new kitchen gadget came out, he would be one of the first to buy one. Many of his friends were blessed to receive jars of his home-canned tomatoes, salsa, and pickles as well as Ron's famous homemade chex mix and beef jerky. Tournament fishing was another hobby he enjoyed with the "Roadrunner Fishing Team."
Ron was and always will be known as a hard worker and as a man with a heart of gold. He always tried to give back to his friends and to his community in any way he could. He was a past member of the Jaycees as well as the Lions Club, and he enjoyed coaching football at The Boys Club in Glynn County.

Family was of utmost importance to Ron and was the thing he loved and valued most. He is survived by his wife Linda McWilliams Boyer and step-daughter Carley Luke and step-son Jake Luke of the home. He is also survived by daughter Julie Toler (Joe) and granddaughters Piper and Phenix Toler of Mt. Pleasant, Ga : by son Brian Boyer (Theresa), grandsons Luke and Brody Boyer and step-granddaughters Callie and Alyssa of Brunswick; by son Justin Boyer of Darien and granddaughter A'layziah Boyer of Brunswick, and by daughter Liz Ferrell (Justin) and grandson Preston and granddaughter Sophie Ferrell of Brunswick. In addition, he is survived by his sister Connie Morris (Steve) and niece Amanda Morris of Florence, Colorado.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents Reddell and Nina Boyer, by his son Casey Eugene Boyer, and by his father-in-law Clayton McWilliams, Jr.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday the 11th of July 2014 at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, 3321 Glynn Avenue, Brunswick, GA. A private memorial service will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675, or to a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home and Oglethorpe Crematorium. www.edomilleraandsons.com

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