John C. “JB” Boyden
March 21, 1953 - February 24, 2023
John C. “JB” Boyden, age 69, of Felton, DE, and formerly of New Castle, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Friday, February 24, 2023.
Born in Bethesda, MD, on March 21, 1953, JB was a son of the late Herbert H. and Elizabeth (McDonald) Boyden. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps and made his career as a truck driver with Estes Express, retiring in 2013. JB was a muscle car enthusiast and enjoyed listening to music and keeping up on current events.
In addition to his parents, JB was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Marie. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Patricia A. (Cowley) Boyden; children, Brandy R. McNiss, John H. Boyden (Shannon), Rebecca E. Terranova (John) and Rachel L. Crevier (Jason); siblings, Patricia B. Mattison, Kathleen Webb (Harold) and T. Michael Boyden (Maria); brothers-in-law, Byron (Kathy), Dennis (Veronica) & Ted; sisters-in-law, Karen (Bob), Kathy (Bill) and Michelle; 9 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Monday, March 6, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A second visitation will be held from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at the funeral home, where a funeral service will begin at 12:30 pm. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE 19701.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in JB’s memory to Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804 or online by clicking here or to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306 or by clicking here.