Charles Boyer

Dr. Charles Eugene “Gene” Boyer, 70, a resident of Elkins, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 31, at Randolph County Community Arts Center in Elkins.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Randolph County Community Arts Center, 1 Park St., Elkins, WV 26241 or to the Augusta Heritage Center, 100 Campus Drive, Elkins, WV 26241, in memory of Dr. Boyer. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Dr. Charles Eugene “Gene” Boyer. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.

Charles Boyer

Dr. Charles Eugene “Gene” Boyer, 70, a resident of Elkins, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

He was born April 15, 1943, at Winston Salem, N.C., a son of the late John Thomas and Agatha Inez Batchelor Boyer.

Surviving are one daughter, Laura Louise Mowry of Gibsonville, N.C.; one brother, Robert L. Greenwood of Mustang, Okla.; two sisters, Nancy Carol Ledbetter of Longview, Texas, and Margaret Rose Pollard of Lesterville, Mo. Two grandchildren, Caitlyn Noel Mowry and Megan Elise Mowry, also survive.

Dr. Boyer obtained an undergraduate degree in zoology from University of Maryland and a PhD from Duke University. He worked for Burroughs-Wellcome Pharmaceuticals and later taught science in the North Carolina community college system, before retiring to Elkins in 2010. He had a long association with the Augusta Heritage Center. He was a bass player with the Elm Street Alley Cats band and a member of the board of directors of the Randolph County Community Arts Center.

Dr. Boyer’s remains have been cremated. A memorial service will be conducted Friday, May 31, with the time and location to be announced.

Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Dr. Charles Eugene “Gene” Boyer. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.

Charles Boyer

Dr. Charles Eugene Boyer, 70, a resident of Elkins, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Dr. Charles Eugene Boyer. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.