Kenneth Wayne Boley was the only child born to the late Curtis and Cleta Boley on the 23rd day of July, 1929, in White Rose, which was just South of Thackerville. He passed from this life into life everlasting at the Veteran’s Administration Center in Ardmore, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at the age of 89.
He lived most of his life in the White Rose and Thackerville area graduating from Thackerville High School in 1947. In the spur-of-the-moment, after watching an Audie Murphy movie, he and one of his best friends joined the United States Air Force during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge he worked in various jobs in the Oil and Gas industry until he landed at Union Texas Petroleum loading rail cars.
In 1954, he married the love of his life, Doris Madderra on the 4th of July in Gainesville, Texas. They lived in the home that Kenneth built for over 30 years in Thackerville. This is where they raised their family of two boys and were members of the First Baptist Church.
Kenneth always enjoyed working with his hands. He was not one to be sitting down much. He loved to have a project or two going at all times including their upholstery business. Shortly after retirement they traveled around the United States in their RV with friends and family. He devoted the latter part of his life taking care of Doris during her lengthy illness until he was admitted to the Veteran’s Center in Ardmore. His patience, love and care are the qualities best remembered of Kenneth.
He is survived by sons Lawrence Boley, Curtis Boley and wife Leslie; and Jana Bryant, who he loved as a daughter; his grandchildren, Laura Boley, Jennifer Stepp and husband, Aaron, Justus Boley and wife, Jennifer, Jaxon and ZoeKate Boley; also his great-grandchildren, Cade Rains, Raigan, Addison and Palmer Stepp, Logan and Gavin Boley. In addition to his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Boley on Aug. 9, 2017.
Dr. Alton Fannin will be officiating graveside services Aug. 18, 2018, at 10 a.m. in the Fairview Cemetery of Gainesville, Texas.
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