Herman Boyce Miller



Tupelo – Mr. Herman Boyce Miller, 88, died peacefully on Monday, April 16, 2018 at Sanctuary Hospice House following an extended illness. He was born in Pontotoc County, MS, on August 3, 1929 to Allen and Emma Sue Hill Miller. He was a graduate of Sherman High School and attended business school in Memphis. Boyce married Margaret O’Callaghan on July 14, 1950 and they shared sixty-seven years together. He worked as a route supervisor employed by Borden Ice Cream for over 30 years before retiring. After retirement he drove cars all over the southern states for surrounding car dealerships.
Boyce was a former member of the Round Table at Hardee’s, and was an avid Ole Miss Fan, never giving up on any of the athletic teams. He and Margaret enjoyed spending time at Panama City Beach, FL where they would meet up with 84 friends from across the U.S. He loved children, giving the neighborhood children popsicles and candy. He was a true southern gentleman who loved his wife, family and church family. He was a longtime member of Gumtree Presbyterian Church.
A celebration of life service will be at 1 PM, Thursday, April 19th, 2018 in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Rev. Charles Covington officiating. Burial will follow in Tupelo Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 PM to 7 PM and Thursday from 12 noon to service time.
Survivors include his loving wife, Margaret Miller of Tupelo; two daughters, Penny Johns (Gerald) and Connie Morgan, all of Tupelo; one sister, Brenda Carter (Bobby) of Belden; grandchildren, Scottie Johns (Cory) of Dacula, GA, Katie Bates (David) of Sherman, and Callie Berryhill of Tupelo; great-grandchildren, Spence Johns and Grayson Johns of Dacula, GA, and Ava Bates of Sherman; extended family, Tommy Wright (Mary Ruth) and their children, Mary Elizabeth and Will. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be David Bates, Wesley Burks, Steve Vinson, Eddie Carter, Mark O’Callaghan, Jimmy Mackey and Danny Mackey.

Memorials in memory of Boyce may be sent to Gumtree Presbyterian Church, 1011 South Thomas Street, Tupelo, MS 38801, or to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803. Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.