Ronald E. (Ron) Boyer, 66, of Darien, Ga., passed away, Tuesday, June 24, while vacationing on Great Guana Cay, Abacos, Bahamas.
Ron was born January 20, 1948, in Ottawa, Kan. He graduated from Ottawa High School in 1966, where he held records in football and track and field. He served in the United States Navy from 1968 until 1972 attaining the rank of ADJ 3rd Class. While in the Navy, he received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
Following his military service, Ron settled in Brunswick, Ga., where he worked for Watch Security, later moving to Darien, where he worked for Alltel while building his landscaping business, McIntosh Lawn Service.
Of all his interesting hobbies, Ron will perhaps be best remembered for his woodworking skills and culinary skills. His handcrafted clocks and cutting boards are true works of art, and anyone who has a piece of his handcrafted outdoor furniture is fortunate indeed. He not only enjoyed this hobby very much, but he also enjoyed giving the items to friends and family and enjoyed participating in arts and crafts festivals.
Those who knew Ron know how he loved to cook. He loved cooking for a crowd, especially outdoor cooking. Many of his friends received jars of his home-canned tomatoes, salsa and pickles, as well as his famous homemade party mix and beef jerky.
Tournament fishing was another hobby he enjoyed with the Roadrunner Fishing Team.
Ron was known as, and will be remembered as, a hard worker with a heart of gold. He always tried to give back to his friends and his community in any way he could. He was a past member of the Jaycees and the Lions Club and was a football coach at The Boys Club in Glynn County.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents: Reddell and Nina Boyer; a son, Casey Eugene Boyer; and father-in-law, Clayton (Buddy) McWilliams, Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Linda McWilliams Boyer; step-daughter, Carley Luke; step-son, Jake Luke, all of Darien; daughter, Julie Toler (Joe) and granddaughters: Piper and Phenix of Mt. Pleasant, Ga.; son, Brian Boyer (Theresa) and grandsons: Luke and Brody Boyer and step-granddaughters: Callie and Alyssa, of Brunswick; son, Justin Boyer of Darien and granddaughter, Alayziah, of Brunswick; daughter, Liz Ferrell (Justin) and grandson, Preston and granddaughter, Sophie, of Brunswick; sister, Connie Morris (Steve) and niece, Amanda Morris, of Florence, Colo.; and mother-in-law, Jean McWilliams of Madison.
The family will receive friends at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home in Brunswick, Ga., on Friday, July 11.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS., 66675 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.