Richard Gene Boice


Richard Gene Boice, 83, of Ocoee, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019. 

He was born on May 23, 1936. He moved to Ocoee a number of months ago to be with his daughter, Roxanne. 

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was also a Boy Scout for more than 50 years in Troop 341. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and has been inducted into the Boy Scout Hall of Fame. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Boice; parents, William and Bernice Boice; son, Royace G. Boice; and grandson, John R. Boice. 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his daughter, Roxanne Martinolich (Robert); stepson, Steve Merrill (Kim); siblings: Carolyn Crawford, Bonnie Brow, Linda Dunn (Tom), Robert Taylor (Barb), John Taylor, Janet Taylor and Donna Taylor; grandchildren: Royace W. Boice, Brittany O’Daniel and Sarah Knox; great-grandchildren: Saige Smith, Kalub Boice, Cheyenne Boice and Joselyn Boice; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends. 

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Companion Funeral & Cremation Service, located at 2419 Georgetown Road N.W.  A celebration of life service will be held at noon. 

Interment will take place at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors at 1:30 p.m. on Friday. 

You are invited to share a personal memory of Richard or your condolences with his family at his online memorial located at  


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