Earl ‘Don’ Boles
- Published: October 8, 2009
Earl D. “Don” Boles, 85, of Clifton passed away September 20 in his home, surrounded by family and friends following a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. He was born December 23, 1923, the son of William and Nora (Staggs) Boles in Adams County.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years Mary (Peyton) Boles, son Gary (Ronda) Boles of Fairborn, daughter Donna (Jerry) Huckleba of Clifton, grandchildren Caleb and Joshua Boles of Fairborn, brother Charlie (Anna Mae) Boles of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and sister-in-law Reva Peyton Abner. He was preceded in death by his father, mother and brothers John and Estel Boles.
Don and his wife owned the Village Coffee Shop in Yellow Springs for a number of years. After retirement, he loved spending time with his family and grandsons. He enjoyed gathering at Jerry’s Country Corner every day for coffee and visiting with friends. Don enjoyed life and had a wonderful sense of humor. Special thanks to Hospice of Dayton and wonderful neighbors Doug and Aileen. A gathering of family and friends was held from 6–8 p.m. Wednesday in the Jackson Lytle and Williams Funeral Home, 322 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, with services at 10 a.m., Thursday in the funeral home. Rev. Arby Conn and Dr. Stuart Snow officiated and burial followed in Clifton Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Don’s memory to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420.