Joseph E. Boyle, 56, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
He was born June 3, 1962, in Fargo, N.D., to John and Bonnie (Young) Boyle.
While growing up, he lived with his family in various places throughout North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa. He served in the U.S. Army from 1980 to 1984, then served in the Army National Guard for more than 16 years, including being deployed during Operation Desert Storm. He moved to Garden City in the mid-1980s. He worked as a school bus driver for Garden City USD 457 for 16. He also worked for several years in oxygen and welding supplies for Kansas Oxygen and Lampton Welding Supply.
He was a member of Bible Christian Church, Vets for Veterans, VFW, and the American Legion. Joseph was also very active in Boy Scouts and the Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch, where he served as the shooting sports director. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, the outdoors, camping, and visiting with people.
On Aug. 9, 1986, he married Susan Cheever in Armstrong, Iowa. She survives.
Other survivors include a son, Dustin and wife Liz Boyle of Woodville, Wis.; his parents, John and Bonnie Boyle of Lindsborg; two brothers, Jay and wife Marta Boyle of Irvington, N.J., and Jack Boyle of Dallas; his mother-in-law, Alyce Cheever of Armstrong; and three grandchildren, Clara Boyle, Walker Boyle and Kelty Boyle.
He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Clarence Cheever.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Bible Christian Church in Garden City, with military rites conducted by the Kansas Army National Guard Honor Guard. A private family interment will take place at a later date.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City.
Memorials are suggested to Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch, Bible Christian Church, or to Vets for Veterans, all in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846. Condolences may be given at garnandfuneralhomes.com.