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Darby Allen Boyce, 50

Darby Allen Boyce, a Jacksonville native and business owner, died Aug. 31, 2019.  Darby was born in 1969 and lived here until moving with his family to North Carolina when he was 11.  He graduated from East Davidson High School in Thomasville, N.C.

A Navy veteran, Darby served in the Gulf War, winning several commendations.  He returned to Jacksonville and formed his own business.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and attending his daughter’s horse shows and his son’s Boy Scout camping trips.

He was predeceased by his father, Ralph Boyce Jr.; and his grandparents, Oveda and Vernon LaFond, and Rubye and Ralph Boyce. Survivors include his wife, Jessica; his daughter, Savannah; his son, Darby; his mother, Sharon LaFond Ruby (Raymond); sisters, Teena Miller, Tammy Partain (Steve), Shannon Julien (Jason); and a brother, Ray Olmstead Jr.;

The memorial service will be held 11:00am Saturday, September 14, 2019 in the chapel at Russell Haven of Rest.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to

Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL  32043.  Family and friends may share their condolences at: 904-284-7720

  • Ann Hollan

    I am at a loss for words, Sharon. My heart overflows with compassion and sympathy for the grief you must be experiencing. John and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your loved ones. Praying for God to embrace you with His unfathomable Peace. Love, Ann and John Hollan