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John Boyle Sr., 74, of Danville, passed away on Sept. 19, 2016 at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.
He was born on Feb. 1, 1942, in Wallace, Idaho, the son of Irvin J. and Sarah (O'Rourke) Boyle. He married Dian Childers on Sept. 7, 2004 in Danville. She survives.
John will be deeply missed by his wife Dian; children, John (Gloria) Boyle Jr. of Williamsport, Ind., Jeff (Dawne) Boyle of Danville, Tanya Boyle-Smith of Marietta, Ga., Michael (Jill) Gumm of Georgetown, Sara (Kurt Randles) Boyle of Danville, Nathan Phipps of Chicago, and Joshua (Angela) Phipps of Kingman, Ind. Also surviving are his sister, Eileen Shaw of Westville, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter.
John worked at the Danville VA for 20 years and was a Vietnam Veteran as a member of the United States Air Force. He was a former member and Past Commander of Westville American Legion. John was also a former Union Steward. He loved watching NASCAR, football, the Bears, Cubs and Illini, fishing, playing on his computer and his two dogs, "Bo" and "Sweetpea".
A celebration of John's life will be held on Friday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. at VA Protestant Chapel, 1900 East Main Street Danville, IL 61832. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 North Vermilion St. Danville, IL 61834. Burial will take place at Danville National Cemetery with Danville American Legion Post #210 providing Military Rites.
Memorials can be made in John's name to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250. Please join John's family in sharing photos and memories on his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 21, 2016
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