John Quincy Boyer (2018-09-27 13:44:03)

John Quincy Boyer, age 87 of Independence, VA and formerly of Sparta, NC and Maryland passed away Monday, September 24, 2018 at Grayson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Independence, VA.

He was born August 13, 1931 in Grayson County to the late Floyd McKinley and Nannie Ellen Osborne Boyer. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Combs and Helen Goodwin; four brothers, Robert Boyer, Joseph Paul Boyer, L.Roe Boyer, Franklin D. Boyer. He served his country in the U.S. Army as Master Chef. John was a faithful member of Sparta United Methodist Church. He was a Mason, Shriner, and a member of the Bruce Wayne Osborne VFW Post #7034. He had a big heart and loved everyone. He was a wonderful brother to his brothers and sisters. He is survived by four children, Frankie Christianson and husband Dennis of Bluff City, TN, Robert Boyer and wife Susan of LaPlata, MD, Frances Winkler, John Quincy Boyer, Jr.; three brothers, Floyd Boyer, Jr., and wife Frances of Independence, VA, Charles Boyer of Severna Parks, MD, Talmadge “T.C.” Boyer and wife Betty of Sparta; three sisters, Lucille Funk of Galax, VA, Nancy Ridgeway and husband Roy of Sparta, Delta Rae Peterson of Sparta; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

The family requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service to celebrate the life of John at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 27, 2018 in the chapel of Grandview Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery with full military rites conducted by Bruce Wayne Osborne VFW Post #7034. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sparta United Methodist Church, PO Box 697, Sparta, NC 28675. The family would like to extend special thanks to Pastor Bob Miller and his shepherd Fran Lewis, and the staff of Grayson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home is proudly serving the Boyer family and if you wish, online condolences may be submitted to the family at

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