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James David Boyce   “Bulldog”  

James David Boyce

July 21, 1967-August 2, 2016

James David Boyce, known fondly as “Bulldog,” age 49, of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

A native Delawarean, James was born in Wilmington on July 21, 1967 and was the son of James A. and Lillian L. (Thayer) Boyce. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired from the Army National Guard in 2015 after serving as a diesel mechanic.

James was an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast and a passionate Dallas Cowboys fan. He enjoyed visits to Dover Downs and Delaware Park in his leisure time. A devoted husband, beloved son, brother and grandson, loving father and cherished uncle, James will be very dearly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra L. (Cooper) Boyce; parents, James and Lillian Boyce of Dover, DE; sons, James P. Boyce of Osan, Korea and Justin D. Boyce of New Castle, DE; maternal grandmother, Lillian E. Taylor of Newark, DE; sister, Victoria L. Boyce Fisher and her husband, Philip of Harrington, DE; and nephews, Jacob P. Fisher and Nicholas A. Fisher.
A funeral service will be held at 11:30 am on Wednesday morning, August 10, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation will be held from 10 am until 11:30 am. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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  1. Betty Sweetman, August 4, 2016

    David is in the arms of the Lord!!!! I’m so sorry for your loss. Love Betty and John Sweetman

  2. Jim, August 5, 2016

    Rest in peace brother, we will all miss you

  3. Carol D. Stanley LTC,AN, August 5, 2016

    My fellow comrade it was a pleasure to serve with you. You will surely be missed however, I know that you are serving in an even GREATER ARMY now, GOD’s ARMY. GOD BLESS YOU SOLDIER.

    I salute you HOOHA!

    Respectfully submitted


  4. Lillian Feliciano, August 5, 2016

    I have known Jimmy for many years. Jimmy has always been a good person, and a great leader. Rest in Peace my good friend. My condolences to your entire family.

  5. Sonya Boyce-Stone, August 6, 2016

    RIP David. Prayer to your family, Sandy, Preston, and Justin. So sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in the days to come. Know that he is always with you and protecting each of you.

  6. Dick Stell, August 7, 2016

    Jim and Lillian::

    We were saddened to hear your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Dick and Leanne Stell

  7. Faith R. Allen, August 8, 2016

    Wow just found out it really saddens me. Dave we have been thru alot together N told many many stories ect good times Skatting N riding I’ll really miss you it’s crazy to hear I still can’t believe it’s true N trying to grasp wht I herd 🙁 I’ll always hold a special in my heart for u god father to my son N our friendship love N I’ll really miss you Faith ((((GO REST HIGH ON THAT MOUNTAIN )))))) U ALWAYS SAID THATS WHAT U WANTES PLAYED AT UR FUNERAL FROM VINCE GILL LVE YA BABYCAKES N WILL MISS N ALWAYS THINK OF YOU PRAYERA OUT TO UR FAMILY

  8. Pam Rhodes and Family, August 9, 2016

    So sad to hear about David. Hope your memories comfort you all in this time of sorrow.


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