Russell Lee Boyles 80, of Findlay, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at Blanchard Valley Hospital. Born as the only son of the late Merle L. and Mildred L. Boyles on February 13, 1937 in Alvada, Ohio. Russell married his true love, Carol Woolley, on June 28, 1968.
Russell was a 1955 graduate of Vanlue High School. He was a 50 year member of Biglick Center Grange and was an advisor for the Hancock Hareraisers 4-H Club for 27 years. Russell retired from Findlay Implement after 30 years of service, and was a lifetime farmer. One of his greatest joys was to follow and cheer on his grandchildren in their sports and activities.
In addition to his loving wife of 49 years, Russell is also survived by his son, Kevin E. (Crystal) Boyles of North Baltimore; daughters, Vicki L. (Warren) Lynch of North Baltimore, Debra A. (Rick) Abbott of McComb, and Michelle R. Boyles of Findlay; his much loved grandchildren, Aaron (Ashley) Lynch, Ashlee (Adrian Morton) Mathias, Alexis Lynch, Mason and Malachi Abbott, and Austin Boyles; 6 precious great-grandchildren, Aiden, Cason, Emmalynn, Colton, Malia, and Liam. Russell is also survived by his sister, Karen (Joe) Roberts; sisters-in-law, Linda (Tom) Zellers of Upper Sandusky, and Wanda Wise of Carey. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Phyllis (Maurice) Tong, and Linda (Horace) Hensley; and brother-in-law, Harry Wise.
Friends and family may visit on Friday, September 15, 2017 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 16 at the funeral home. Pastors Mark Kuhlman and Norman Wheeler will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Arcadia Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Russell’s name may be made to the Hancock County 4H Endowment Fund, OSU Extension, Hancock County, 7868 CR 140 Suite B, Findlay, Ohio 45840 or the American Heart Association or to Cancer Patient Services.