John C. “JB” Boyden - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

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.


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  • 48 years dear friend and brother-in-law. Fellow Marine. John, words cannot encompass all that has transpired over our journey through life. Your legacy will, in fact carry on for quite a while. You have a lot to be proud of and lots of Love left behind. Although I will miss you, I know you are continuing on with another journey. Can’t wait to join you on another adventure. Semper Fidelis, Fair Winds and Following Sea’s. Love you, Brother!

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  • I’m deeply saddened to know this fine man has left us way to soon.
    I worked along side him at Estes express lines years ago and couldn’t have had a finer associate to call my friend.
    Rest easy and fly high Marine, we will take this watch.
    Semper fidelis..

  • Pat – I was saddened to hear of Johns passing. I haven’t seen you in many years but I look back fondly on those times. I liked John , what a great guy , and enjoyed working with him so long ago. I was married for the first time in 2011. I retired in 2015 and we moved to Portugal in 2020. i don’t know how I would run into you, like I did in Wilmington quite a few years ago, buy if I did we will talk then. I will say a prayer for you and your family . I wish you peace.

  • Such a fine, humorous and one of a kind brother in law whom I was proud to know as ‘family’. He will be forever in our hearts and thoughts and will be by my sister for eternity. Lots of love and memories ❤️