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Funeral services for Robert Leonard “Charley” Boley, age 83 years, 1 month and 20 days, a longtime Caney resident, since 1983, moved from Springfield, Missouri, were held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2020, at Brown’s Funeral Service Chapel, in Atoka, with the Reverend Barbara Bohannon and the Reverend Jeremy Parham officiating.
Interment was in Stewart Gammon Cemetery, at Caney.
Services were under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service, in Atoka.
Boley passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at his home, in Caney.
He was born on Wednesday, May 5, 1937, to Leonard Franklin and Odie Doris (Epperson) Boley, at Jefferson City, Missouri.
Boley graduated from Fort Madison High School, in Iowa.
He proudly served his country in the Naval Air Force from 1956 to 1960.
Boley married Ruby Jean Morton, in 1957, at Hernando, Mississippi. They were married 15 years. He later married Charlotte Jennings, in 1982, at Springfield, Missouri. They celebrated 38 years of marriage.
He was a lifelong over the road truck driver. After retirement, Boley delivered trailers for Sundowner Trailers.
Boley was a member of Pleasant View Free Will Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and loved spending time with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Boley went to Iraq as a civilian truck driver for Haliburton Company. He served 17 years as councilman and Mayor of Caney, took care of Stewart Gammon Cemetery and raised lots of children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Boley and grandson, Conner Griffith, of the home, in Caney; children, Randy Boley and wife, Leslie, of Springfield, Missouri; Vicki Boley Honeycutt and husband, John, of White House, Tennessee; Brian Boley and wife, Ruby, of Gordonsville, Tennessee; Stephanie Boley Dunlap of Caney; Tanya Gibby and Crystal Gibby, both of Paris, Texas; Robert Crewse and wife, Gloria, of Willow Springs, Missouri; Steven Crewse and wife, Angie, of Willow Springs, Missouri; Brad Jennings and wife, Brooklyn, of Durant; Corey Spaulding and wife, Diana, of Antlers; Stetson Jennings and wife, Candice, of Caney; Michael Jennings and wife, Bre, of Wapanucka; Arthur Jennings of Enid; C. J. Bradford and husband, Stetson, of Caney; granddaughter, Bailey Riley of Caney; sister, Doris Etika and husband, Terry, of Fort Madison, Iowa; brother, Johnny Boley and wife, Lisa, of Warsaw, Missouri; special friends, Ronnie and Roxie Bell of Caddo; Butch and Pam Dickson of Tushka; Eugene, Rita and Staci Woolf of Caney; Mike and Kim Harkey of Caney; Steve, Michelle and Melissa Gaylor of Atoka; 42 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear and loved friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Leonard and Odie Doris (Epperson) Boley.
Pallbearers were Brian Boley, Stephanie Boley Dunlap, C. J. Bradford, Tanya Gibby, Richard Jennings and Stetson Jennings.
Honorary pallbearers were Bailey Riley, Conner Griffith, Stetson Bradford, Hunter Boley, Blake Boley, Steve Gaylor, Robert Dawlton Krebbs, Michael Jennings, Brad Jennings, Corey Spaulding, Johnny Boley and Timothy Jennings.
Family night was held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Brown’s Funeral Service, in Atoka.
Condolences may be sent to the family by email to: BROWNS@ATOKA.NET. Please reference the name of the deceased in your correspondence.