Michael Huntley Boyle quietly slipped into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, December 4, 2016.
He was born in Sturgis, Michigan, on May 25, 1943, to Mary Brokaw Boyle and The Honorable Judge Robert E. A. Boyle.
Michael graduated from Sturgis High School, spent his college freshman year at the U.S. Naval Academy, graduated from Kalamazoo College and earned an MBA from Western Michigan University.
After a brief work experience with the Upjohn Pharmaceutical Company, Michael joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in August 1969 as a Special Agent. He served in Tampa (St Petersburg RA), Philadelphia, Washington D. C., and Miami where he retired as a Supervisory Special Agent. He was especially proud that his father, he, and his son Sean were all Special Agents of the FBI.
After being divorced for several years, Michael met, fell in love with, and married Judith Coleman Pullen; they were together for thirty years and married for almost 26 of them. Michael and Judith moved to Amelia Island in 2001, where he served as County Commissioner from 2006 to 2010. Michael was a member of St. Michael’s Church, Knights of Columbus, The Society of Former Special Agents, and many local groups.
Michael was a gifted writer who was often published in the News Leader, as he felt strongly about local politics, honesty, and patriotism. Above all, he was a strong believer who had put his full trust in Jesus as his Lord and Savior and his beautiful life reflected that commitment.
Michael was preceded by his parents and brother Stephen Boyle.
He is survived by his loving wife Judith, his beloved children Erin (Bryan) Hutchinson and Sean (Amy) Boyle; Step-children Fred (April) Pullen, Andrea (Mark) Herzer and Thomas (Pilar)Pullen; his grandchildren, of whom he was so proud, Peter Boyle, James Boyle, Robert Boyle, Jack Hutchinson and Michael Hutchinson; sister-in-law Kathy Boyle, her children and grandchildren; and his brothers-in-law, Patrick (Gael) Coleman and Mike Coleman, M.D.
Michael was blessed with many friends, too numerous to mention, who cherished his loyal friendship. He not only made friends wherever he went, but he maintained those relationships, some of which went back to the third grade. To be one of his friends, especially to be on his prayer list, was a responsibility he took very seriously, and he was a fervent Prayer Warrior.
To comfort his family and friends, there will be a visitation on Thursday, December 8, 2016, from 4-6:00 PM at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home, 1305 Atlantic Av., Fernandina Beach.
The Memorial Mass will be at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 325 N. 4th Street, 11:00 AM on Friday, December 9, 2016.
John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.”