His legacy . . . Charles Jack Boley, 82, passed away November 19, 2019. He was born on January 16, 1937, in Quincy, Mich., to Charles and Ellenor (Stafford) Boley. Jack married the love of his life, Marjory Rufner, on October 31, 1970, in Brooklyn, Mich. Jack served honorably in the U.S. Navy for four years. He was the founder of Boley Well Drilling and was a partner of Fox & Boley Well Drilling and president of the Michigan Well Driller Association. Jack also was a mechanic at Boley Brothers John Deere Tractor and Implement Store.
He loved all things John Deere and collected John Deere model airplanes as well as flying his own airplane. Jack enjoyed mornings at the Napoleon Café drinking coffee with the other pilots and friends. He was a Michigan State Spartan fan, an avid hunter with both the bow and gun, he was an avid fisherman during the summer and winter. Jack loved to golf, and he sponsored the Fox & Boley league for 31 years. He also once drove school buses to Alaska to deliver to a school district.
He and his wife have been long time residents of Norvell where they raised their family for eight plus years. He appreciated the small things of life like sitting in his chair watching the hummingbirds at their feeders outside his window, watching westerns on TV, putting on an annual pig roast for family and friends and he was most comfortable dressed in his wooden spoon shirt and a pair of blue jeans. Jack loved spending time with his family above all and even found room in his heart to take in children who were having trouble at home. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
His family . . . Jack will be missed by his wife, Marjory; his children, Debra (Bruce) Boley-Foley, Charles (Susan) Boley, Donna (Don McLean) Burkholder, Kimberly (Greg) Culver, Tracy (Charity) Burkholder, Steven (Kim) Boley, Nancy (Jay Bertke) Harris, Karen (Tim) Farr; 21 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sister, Marjorie Phillips and brother, Fred (Paula) Boley and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Leeah Boley and brother, Donald Boley.
His farewell . . . Jack’s family and friends gathered on Monday, November 25, 2019, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel. Pastor Stephen Samonek officiated. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project or Disabled Veterans of America. Please leave a message of comfort for Jack’s family at 877-231-7900 or sign his guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.