H. Dale Boyles
November 22, 1928 – March 13, 2020
At the age of 91, Dale Boyles, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, joined many loved ones in heaven, including his parents, William H. and Pearl Boyles, and his brothers, Lane, James, and Paul Boyles. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Ann Boyles of Arlington, TX, his daughter, Sherry Boyles of Colorado Springs, his son, Scott Boyles and Scott’s fiancée Kristal Edwards, both of Arlington, his grandsons, Riley, Braeden, and Garrett Boyles, also of Arlington, his goddaughter, Emerson Andrews, and other cherished relatives.
After growing up near Grand Saline, TX, and graduating from Van High School in 1947, Dale joined the Texas Air National Guard and was called up to active duty in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was first stationed in Japan, where he led Bible studies with Japanese businessmen, and then was sent to South Korea, where he was base operations supervisor. After the military, he completed degrees at Wheaton College and a second master’s degree at Texas A&M, Commerce.
Dale dedicated his life to spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ’s provision of forgiveness and eternal life. He had a heart for reaching the farthest areas of the world, returning to Japan with The Evangelical Alliance Mission to serve from 1959 to 1970. He met and married Ann in Tokyo in 1969. Later, in the U.S., he founded IGO Baptist Mission to provide a Bible school and support for churches in Liberia, West Africa.
He found many avenues for local outreach as well. He was the Director of Christian Education at Pantego Bible Church from 1970 to 1973 and helped the church start Camp Thurman. Then in East Texas, he pastored several Baptist churches, was superintendent of Providence Christian School in Mineola, TX, and taught the sixth grade at Alba-Golden ISD. He also founded and developed Arbor Oaks Camp, which became Focus Pointe Base Camp when he transferred the camp to Glowing Heart Ministries.
When the family moved to Dallas, he taught international students at Dallas Baptist University and was active in South Park Baptist Church in Grand Prairie. Last year he continued an outreach by posting devotional messages on YouTube.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests giving to one of these ministries:
IGO Baptist Mission, c/o Tom Busby, Treasurer, 1813 Woodland Park Dr., Denison, TX 75020.
The Dale and Ann Boyles International Scholarship at Dallas Baptist University, accessible at www.dbu.edu.
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