VIRGINIA BEACH - Dr. Lyle T. "Doc" Boley, 93, passed away Oct. 11, 2010 in Virginia Beach. A native of Kansas, he was born on a farm five miles south of Topeka. World War II interrupted his college education and he became a P-40 pilot in the Army Air Corps, flying operations in the China-Burma-India Theater where he was credited with shooting down two enemy aircraft. While stationed in Norfolk, he met and married Mary Jane Langley on Valentine's Day in 1944.
After the war he returned to Kansas State University where he graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1949. He practiced large and small animal medicine in Kewanee, Ill., from 1949 to 1954 when he joined Cutter Laboratories and then Haver-Lockhart Laboratories as a company representative throughout the Midwest. In the mid-60s he went to work for Sandy's Hamburgers which eventually became Hardee's Food Systems, in Kewanee, and retired as vice-president in charge of sales in 1981. In 1984, Doc and Jane moved to Virginia Beach to be close to their children and Jane's relatives. She preceded him in death. He later married Lucille Taylor and they enjoyed three years together before her death.
Doc is survived by son, Tom Boley and his wife Judi of Virginia, Ann Parker and her husband Tom of Rhode Island; grandsons, Brett Boley and Jacob Parker, and Lucille's daughter and two of her three sons. He was an avid golfer and played until he could no longer swing a club. He was a Mason for 64 years, a Shriner for 53 years, a member of the Elks Club
for 56 years, and was retired from the U.S. Air Force
Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery in December. Memorials may be sent to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, 2323 Anderson Ave., Suite 500, Manhattan, KS 66502, with a notation on the check that it is in memory of Dr. Lyle T. Boley. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Rd. Chapel, are handling arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to hdoliver.com