We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Bolden-Tilghman Mortuary Service
Rudolph Alexander Boyce, 94, departed this life on Monday, November 15, 2021 at his grandson’s home in Seaford, DE. He was born on February 26, 1927 in Caroline County to the late Ida Johnson Carr and the late Edwin Louis Corsey.
“Rudy” as he was known by many was educated in the Caroline County public school system. While in high school he worked to help his mother take care of the family. He worked in Philadelphia on the weekend as a labor operator. After graduating from high school, he decided to serve his country by enlisting in the United States Army. It was there he would become an expert marksman (rifle). He was also a cook, which he enjoyed.
Rudy loved working on cars, working in his garden, eating honey buns, Baby Ruths, Oreo cookies, and his Popeye’s chicken. His greatest love was his family. A fond family memory was Rudy calling out to his grandson saying “Timmy” and as Timmy came near him, Rudy would throw a jab at him and bust out laughing. He would always say “Hands Down, Man Down”.
Rudy married the late Eleanor “Bernice” Boyce, whom he loved dearly, on November 1, 1952. They both attended Coppins AME Church in Jonestown, MD. Rudy was a dedicated member of the American Legion Post 77 of Easton, MD.
In addition to his parents, Ida Johnson Carr and Edwin Louis Corsey, his wife, Eleanor Bernice Boyce, Rudolph was preceded in death by his sister, Mazie Cannon, two brothers, Thomas Corsey and Edward “Sweats” Corsey, and daughter Annette Boyce.
He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Royce Butler of Greenwood, DE, a very special grandson, Timothy Smith (Belinda) of Seaford, DE, grandson, Dionysus Butler of Hurlock, MD and granddaughter, Erica Robinson of Seaford, DE and a host of great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends.
He will be truly missed.