We truly believe that the men and women who answered our nation’s call embody the ideals Americans hold so dear. Because they have proven their devotion to their fellow citizens and to a grateful nation, we all owe them the same respect and devotion in return.
Why Do More Families Trust Us to Care for their Veteran?
We are known for our compassionate, caring and thoroughly professional staff, and have years of experience in planning military services. Whether your family chooses cremation or burial, we will be proud to take care of all the details involved.
We are Proud to Honor Those Who Served
Without a doubt, our professional staff feels pride when we are able to care for a veteran and their family. It is our way of expressing gratitude for their service to the country.
551st Airborne Early Warning and Control Wing (ADC)
Boyer Family Funeral Home is the only veteran owned
funeral home in Perry County. Doug Boyer
served in the United States Air Force from 1961-1965 (Vietnam Era). As a
veteran, I want to provide the finest service possible to every fellow veteran.
As of September 7, 1980, to be eligible to receive veterans benefits you
must have served at least 2 years (not including boot camp and National Guard 6
month training) and received an honorable discharge. The exception is fulfillment of National
Guard obligation. We must have a DD 214
before we can process any benefits.
Perry County will pay $100.00 death benefit to a
veteran’s family providing the veteran served during a war or conflict as
follows. Korean conflict (June 27, 1950 – January 31, 1955) Vietnam era
(February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975 for Veterans who served in the Republic of
Vietnam during that period; otherwise August 5, 1964 – May 7, 1975. Gulf War
(August 2, 1990 – through a future date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation
How we help veterans…
Veterans receive a $250.00 (at need) discount on *traditional
funerals and $100.00 for cremations.
We make a donation to either Wounded Warriors Project
or Tunnels to Towers project in the veteran’s name.
We complete applications process for both Perry Co.
and federal veteran’s benefits.
We order and install veterans bronze markers and
supply the concrete base at no cost. If
footers are required there is a charge.
We arrange for burial with military honors for
qualified veterans in local or national cemeteries.
When a veteran and spouse or single veteran or widowed
spouse pre arrange and pre-pay (*traditional) funeral arrangements together at the same time,
we will give the veteran $300.00 discount.
Federal benefits for veterans include a flag to drape
the casket, and a government marker. If the burial is in a national cemetery, a
burial vault, government marker and grave are provided along with full military
honors. In the case of the burial of a veteran’s
spouse in a national cemetery, grave space and a government marker bearing both
names will be provided.
Arlington National Cemetery, with horse drawn caisson
and band, only accepts veterans of officer grade or those who die in action. The waiting time is 3- 4 weeks
*traditional funeral: casket, viewing, funeral
service, burial etc.
If you have any questions about your eligibility, or that of a family member, call us at (717) 919-7368. If you have any questions about your eligibility or that of a family member, contact the staff of one of our locations or send us an email using our contact form.