Boley Sullivan, 81, died Monday, June 5, 2006, at Southwest Regional Hospital in Lubbock.
He was born Sept. 27, 1924, to Allie and Albert J. Sullivan in Post, Texas. When he was 8, the family moved to Portales. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and hit the beaches of Omaha on the second day of the D-Day invasion. After returning from the Army, he began his truck-driving career. In 1959, he moved to Alaska where he lived until 1961. He returned to Portales, and on Nov. 30, 1961, married Christine Meacham in Fort Sumner. They moved to Denver where they started Sullivan Trucking. In 1991, he retired, sold the business and returned to Portales.
For many years, he and his wife traveled in their motor home, mostly in the western and northwestern United States, usually spending winters in Arizona, according to family members.
They had to stop traveling about three years ago because of his health, his family said.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jim and A.J., and a sister, Mary.
He is survived by his wife of Portales; a son, Jimmy Don Frye of Dumas, Texas; a daughter, Brenda Simon (and husband, Tim) of Brighton, Colo.; three grandchildren, Charlie and Tiffany Aragon, and Carie Frye; and a great-grandchild, Jaydyn Alexa Aragon.
Scott P. Reeves will officiate services.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.