Henry Brown Boyce, 67, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Thursday, October 07,
2021 at CarePartners Hospice Solace Center.
A native of McDowell County, he was born on September 10, 1954 to the late James
Henry Boyce and Thelma Mae Gardin Boyce Hayden.
Henry honorably served in the U.S. Army as a Corporal. He went on to work for the
Department of Corrections and then for the McDowell County Sheriff’s Department as a
Sergeant under three sheriffs, Bobby Haynes, Jackie Turner, and Dudley Greene. He
was also a bail bondsman for a time. Henry was a laid-back, all-around good guy who
treated everybody the same. He enjoyed fishing, football, and NASCAR. Above all, he
loved his family. He was a former member of Roses Chapel FBH Church of America in
He is survived by his wife, Regina Carson Boyce; four children, Artura Boyce, Timothy
Boyce, Antawn Boyce, and Shawn Boyce, and their mother, Zondra Yvette Henry; one
stepson, Bobby Foster, Jr., and his mother, Regina Boyce; one brother, Rev. James
Boyce (Annette); two aunts, Hazel Boyce and Bernice Logan; and a host of
grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel
of Beam Funeral Service with Rev. Mary Scott of Mt. Zion AME Zion Church in Marion
officiating and Rev. James Boyce of Rocky Creek AME Zion Church in Statesville giving
the eulogy. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Regina Boyce, PO Box 2249, Marion,
North Carolina 28752.
Beam Funeral Service is assisting the Boyce family. For further information
and/or to sign the guestbook, please visit www.beamfuneralservice.com, or call (828)