Shelby Boyce

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Shelby L. Boyce, 71, of Belleville, IL, born February 18, 1951, in Wichita Falls TX, died Monday, October 3, 2022, in Belleville, IL.

Shelby had been a tow truck driver since the age of 16. He had previously worked for Poelker’s Garage, Inc, and more recently Fastlane Towing and Sonnenberg Landscaping. Shelby had also formerly worked as a police officer in Washington Park, and investigator, and was the former chief of police in Summerfield, IL. He was a member of the NRA, the Belleville / Swansea Moose Lodge 1221, and a Scout Master for Troop 14. Shelby enjoyed working on cars and loved to bowl. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and especially enjoyed teaching them to bowl.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy, nee Hodges, Boyce; and his grandmother, Thamie Keim.

He is survived by his wife, Stephanea, nee Haas, Boyce;
a son, Thomas (Kelly McPherson) Boyce Sr.;
a daughter, Thamie Boyce;
grandchildren, Thomas Boyce, Jr., Jeremiah Boyce, Raevyn Boyce,
Cameron Boyce, Arrayah Boyce, Maverick Boyce, and Memphis Boyce;
two brothers, Tim (Sandy) Ritter and Monroe (Glenda) Boyce;
and his fur babies.

Memorials may be made to the family, in care of Thomas Boyce. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, October 9, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.


8 Comments on Shelby Boyce

Mark & Lee Ann Bush said : Guest Report Oct 08, 2022 at 1:33 PM

Lissi and family: Our hearts and our prayers ho out to all of you with the loss of your beloved husband and father. Shelby will be missed by all who knew and loved him. With love Lee Ann and Mark Bush

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Dave Strom said : Guest Report Oct 08, 2022 at 10:58 AM

RIP Shelby, you will be missed buddy!

  • Belleville
  • IL
Laura Snider said : Guest Report Oct 07, 2022 at 9:27 AM

So sorry for your loss! Shelby was a kind man, we will miss him!

  • Shiloh
  • IL
Lynn Pantano said : Guest Report Oct 07, 2022 at 6:57 AM

I am so Very sorry for your loss, prayers, hugs, and love coming your way.

  • Columbia
  • IL
Dawn Benner said : Guest Report Oct 07, 2022 at 4:36 AM

Stephanea and kids my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Shelby was a very fun and loving man he will be missed dearly but never forgotten. RIP and Fly high Uncle Shelby. Love you all.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Thelma Donnelly-Russo said : Guest Report Oct 06, 2022 at 7:10 PM

Shelby was married to one of my best friends Stephanae. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace Shelby.

  • East Alton
  • Illinois
Kayleigh W said : Guest Report Oct 06, 2022 at 5:34 PM

He was a great man, everybody’s grandpa. Sure gonna miss him a lot. The Weidler family gives there’s deepest condolences to all of you guys.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jennifer Nicholson-McIntosh said : Guest Report Oct 06, 2022 at 5:27 PM

To my bestie Thamie, Mama Boyce, and Family: I’m so sorry for your loss. Love you all. If you guys need anything, I’m here .

  • Cahokia
  • IL

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