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Frank Julian Boyer III

Frank Julian Boyer III

LANCASTER—Frank Julian Boyer III, 82, of Lancaster died peacefully on Thursday, January 25, 2024, with his son and daughter at his side at his home in Slabtown.

He was a retired magistrate, deputy sheriff, member of the Upper Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department, Mason, Shriner and will forever be remembered by those who knew him for his few words, dry humor, love of Ram trucks, westerns, America and his favorite President, Donald Trump.

He was born January 19, 1942, in Baltimore, Maryland, to Frank Julian Boyer Jr. and Thelma Alice Taylor Boyer. He attended college in Maryland, but left to serve his country in the Army overseas. After his return, he worked for the Post Office where he met the love of his life and mother of his two children, Judy.

They had two children, Frank and Kerry  before moving from Northern Virginia to Slabtown to open Boyer’s General Store which they owned and operated for many years prior to both Judy and Frank becoming deputies for Lancaster County and working at the Sheriff’s office for decades. Frank left the Sheriff’s office to become a magistrate for Lancaster and Northumberland counties until his retirement.   

He is survived by his son, Frank Julian Boyer IV (Jenny); daughter, Kerry Ann Boyer (Chris); grandchildren, Joshua Tyler, Addison Paige, Adam Nathan (Danae) and Ethan Cole; great-grandson, Abel; his sister, Jo Ann Wade (Mike); and the mother of his children and the woman who cared for him every day until his death, Judy Boyer.  

He was lucky enough to have devoted friends and neighbors, John and Ava Crocker and Danny Kennedy, to help watch over him on Cow Shed Road, and Ashby “Skip” Allen who was a faithful friend and visitor until the end. The family would also like to thank Riverside Hospice and nurses Cam and Jennifer for their care and support in his last few months.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 24, at Bethel United Methodist Church with Frank receiving military, Masonic, ACCA temple and law enforcement honors. In lieu of flowers, Frank would be honored if donations in his memory were sent to: Shriners Hospital For Children, PO Box 1525, Ranson, WV 25438. 

Currie Funeral Home LLC of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.

Rappahannock Record Staff
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