J. Barton Boyle, age 79, passed away at his home on December 2, 2012 following a full and joyful life.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, December 7, 2012 at Missouri United Methodist Church. A reception will be in the CLC following the service at the church.
Barton Boyle was born in January 15, 1933 in St. Joseph, Missouri, the eldest son of Kenneth T. and Audrey Sprake Boyle. He attended primary school in St. Joseph and graduated from St. Joseph Central High School in 1955. At Central he belonged to Kappa Alpha Pi and served on the Student Council. He participated in basketball and track and played center on the Central High Indians football team. He received a football scholarship to the University of Missouri where he also joined Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. He holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Missouri and a Masters in Hospital Administration from the University of Chicago.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Charmian Ficklin Boyle and two sons, David Carlton Boyle of Columbia and Jeffrey Stephen Boyle of Smithville, Missouri and one grand daughter, Brooke Kaylin Boyle of Smithville, MO. He is also survived by his brother Kenneth Carlton Boyle and wife Judy of McAllen, TX
Barton served as Associate Director of the University Of Missouri Medical Center from 1960 to 1979. He also served as the administrator of The Ohio State University Hospitals and the University Of Oklahoma Hospital. Barton returned to Columbia in 1987 to accept employment with the State of Missouri Department of Health and Human Services in Jefferson City.
Barton has been a loyal supporter of his community, his fraternity and his Alma Mater. He served as President of the Woodrail on the Green Homeowners Association, the University Club Executive Board, and MURA (Missouri University Retiree Association). He served on the Beta Theta Pi advisory board and on the Prayer Garden Committee of Missouri United Methodist Church. He is a lifetime member of the University of Missouri Alumni Association, and a contributor to the University of Missouri Scholarship program, the Chancellor’s Fund, the School of Nursing and For All We Call Mizzou Campaign
Barton loved hunting, fishing, golf and travel with family and friends. He loved weekends at the lake just puttering around with his family. He enjoyed friends from grade school, high school and college who regularly met for lunch to “catch up” and remember fun times. His family always came first, however, and we will remember him as a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Those wishing to remember Barton may contribute to their favorite charity.