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Michael Boydston

June 15, 1944 - June 16, 2018

Michael Blake Boydston, 74, of Plano, Texas, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018, at his home in Plano.  He was born June 15, 1944, in Burkburnett, Texas, to W.P. and Mary Margaret Boydston.  Mike grew up in Burkburnett and was involved in rodeos with his father and grandparents, Blake and Mary Browning.  He moved to Wichita Falls, Texas, in the third grade and continued his elementary schooling and high school.  Mike was in the National Honor Society and played on the Coyote Tennis Team and there he met his future wife.  After graduation from Wichita Falls High School in 1962, Mike furthered his education at Texas A&M University where he was a member of The Corps of Cadets. Mike graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture in 1966 where he then was commissioned to serve in the United States Army.  He was stationed at Ft. Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska, as a Second Lieutenant in the artillery.  After serving a few years there, Mike was sent to Vietnam as a Captain where he served one year and received The Bronze Star Medal, Field Artillery for Meritorious Achievement in Ground Operations against hostile forces, March 1970.  Upon returning to Dallas, Mike began his career in Landscape Architecture.  After several years, Mike founded his own company, HKI Landscape Architects where he successfully grew his business for many years to follow.  In 1993, his company was selected to be the sole provider of all Chick-fil-A’s in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Louisiana.  Mike retired from HKI in 2017.  Mike was definitely a hard worker as he continued the success of his business through two separate organ transplants, one in 1998 and one in 2009. 

He was heavily involved in his sons' sports as a coach and mentor through their elementary days.  Mike was hands on and loved to lend help in any form he could. He was always ready to lend a hand and offer guidance.  Both Mike and Harlene traveled the state when his sons attended college.  Both sons playing college baseball kept them busy since most every weekend Mike and Harlene were in a different city watching baseball for over six years running.

Mike loved fishing, being in the outdoors, spending time on his backyard deck and sun room, cooking a great steak and especially spending time with his grandchildren. He attended baseball games, recitals, graduations, volleyball games, cheer games, watching the band and of course his Fighting Texas Aggies.  He was active in the University Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Scottish Rite Hospital at www.scottishritehospital.org.

A funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel in Allen, Texas.  Interment is to follow at 1:15 p.m. at the  Dallas Fort-Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

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Jeff, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you peace in this difficult time.
CELESTA Marshall, June 20, 2018 We are so sorry to learn of the passing of Blake’s father. You are both in our thoughts and prayers. Lena and David Minesinger , June 19, 2018 I am sorry to hear of Mike's passing, I worked with him on many Chic-Fil-a projects for twenty years. He will be missed. I pray for his family in this time of mourning.
Warren Lowery, June 19, 2018 I don't even know how to begin about how much Mike meant to me. He was my only cousin on my mother's side of the family and was the greatest. He was full of laughter and ALWAYS had his smirk smile on. Was always full of jokes and giving Harlene a hard time. He loved his family unconditionally and never met a stranger. He was a fighter and never gave up. His is with my Uncle Boyd and Aunt Margaret now and I know they are so happy to see him. He will totally be missed on earth but I know I will see him again one day and he will continue to tell his jokes and have the beautiful smile I will never forget. I love you Mike Boydston and heaven is lucky to have you. Harlene, Blake and Jeff you were lucky to have him but he was also lucky to have all of you. Your family is the picture of true love and devotion to all. May God continue to hold all of you in his arms. Anita Loftis Maples, June 19, 2018 I am so very sorry for your loss. The Boydston family has been a part of the Garver's life for more years than I can count and we have the most wonderful baseball memories that I will cherish always. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers and sending much love! God Bless! Debbie Garver, June 19, 2018 Judy and I send our thoughts and prayers to your family during this difficult time. Glenn and Judy Massey, June 19, 2018 We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Our prayers are with you and all your family.
Michele and Kevin Patterson, June 19, 2018 Mike was always so upbeat and had a smile on his face when talking about the boys how good of athletes they were. Always smiled when talking about all the family. We would talk about many stories about family trips and just laugh about what happened on so many of them. He would laugh the hardest while telling stories about my dad on some of their fishing expeditions. Mike also would ask about my family and how my golf game was. I've always loved Mike, Harlene, Blake, Jeff, and their families. Terry and I send our deepest sympathy and we Love you all. God Bless. Tim & Terry Tomerlin, June 19, 2018 Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. Robbie & Marla Sterling, June 19, 2018