Paul J. Boyles, 92, of Reynolds, and a resident of Amber Ridge Assisted Living in Moline, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.
Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan, with a rosary recited at 3 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island, with a luncheon to follow. Burial will be at 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, Ill., 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, Ill. 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., and Lawrence (Vicki) Boyles; six grandchildren, Jennifer (Jackson) Bartnik, Laura (Jackson) Nikolay, Alex Seiver, Tom Boyles, Paul Boyles III, and Sara Boyles; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Francis; his wife Louise; and daughter, Rita C. Jackson.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com