Boyd Wesley Kizer
Boyd Wesley Kizer, 96, of West Decatur, PA died on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at his residence.
Born on December 10, 1918 in (New Castle) RD Osceola Mills, PA, he was the son of the late Raymond & Verna (Kephart) Kizer. He married the former Pauline D. Bratton on August 29, 1940 in Philipsburg, PA; she survives at home.
Mr. Kizer was of the Protestant faith. He served with the Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations (Okinawa). He was a Life Member of the Osceola Mills VFW, Post #5020 and a Life Member of the B.P.O. Elks #1173 in Philipsburg.
He was first self-employed as a truck driver, then worked as a mechanic for Pennsy Supply of Harrisburg until his retirement.
Along with his parents, Mr. Kizer was preceded in death by: a son, Lawrence B. Kizer; a grandson, Douglas E. Kizer; three sisters, Beatrice Peters, Bertha Moyer and Leora Flick; a brother, Calvin Kizer; and a daughter-in-law, Janice Kizer.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by: a daughter, Judith L. Malloy & her husband Albert “Bert” of Loretto, PA; a son, Dennis C. Kizer of Mechanicsburg, PA; ten grandchildren, Doreen Kizer, Stacey Wisniewski, James Kizer, Roger Kizer, Perry Kizer, Kevin Cory, Trent Cory, Tina Myers, Ray Smith and Michelle Thompson; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the Philipsburg Cemetery in Philipsburg, PA, with Rev. Timothy D. Richmond officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 E. Spruce St. Philipsburg, PA 16866.
Full Military Honors will be accorded by the Osceola Mills Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made in Boyd’s memory to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Friends may sign the guestbook at beezerheathfh.com.