Michael Gregory Boyce passed away peacefully in Baton Rouge, LA on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. He was born April 15, 1952. He is survived by his loving wife, Vickie (Manuel) Boyce; two sons Ben (Lizzy) Boyce, David (Tiffanie) Boyce; sister Carolyn Boyce Snyder; bonus daughter and sons Christy (Sam) Martin, Gary (Abby) Barbour and Dustin (Matt) Barbour. Mike was known by his beloved grandchildren as “Pappy”: Brody, Kate, Peyton, Patrick, Bennett, Drew, Chloe, Savannah, Christian, A.J., Emma, Ella and Evan. He also had four godchildren: Trey Boyce, Travis Snyder, Layne Salvant, and Annie Shurtz. He is preceded in death by his father, Albert “AC” Boyce, Sr. ; his mother, Maria (Moore) Boyce and his brother, Albert Charles Boyce, Jr.
Mike graduated from Baton Rouge High School where he was a State wrestling Heavyweight champion in 1971. He went on to Northwestern State University, where he played football and was a member of Kappa Sig fraternity. After college, Mike was a coach and teacher at Winnfield High School. He was a 20-year employee at Cargill Carries and eventually retired from R.E.G. in Geismar in 2018.
Mike was most proud of his sons, Ben and David. He enjoyed fishing, golf, dancing, rebuilding boats and wood working. He enjoyed most of all spending time with his family and friends. Mike was a kind and giving person that always wanted to help others. Sincere thanks to all the nurses, especially the CNA’s and nurses at Capital Oaks Nursing Home and Life Source Hospice, for the care he received.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend his memorial mass at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 44450 LA Hwy 429, St. Amant, on Friday, September 16, 2022, at 11:00 AM. Visitation will begin at the church at 9:30 AM. A celebration of life will follow mass in the activity center of Holy Rosary Church.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Society/dementia.org Foundation. On October 15th, family and friends are participating in the Walk to Remember in honor of Mike. Anyone interested in registering, please search for Team Mike “Magnum” at https://donate.alzbr.org/team/449498
Thank you for all your continued prayers. He will be greatly missed.