Our beloved grandfather, father, brother, husband, and friend, Carl Voyles transitioned from this life on August 18, 2021, in Lehi, Utah. Carl was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 9, 1943, to Walter and Mona (Davidsen) Voyles. Carl grew up in Sugarhouse where he attended Highland High School and graduated in 1961. After graduation, Carl went to work for Wheeler Machinery where he worked side-by-side with his father. He then joined the U.S. Army as a Military Police officer, later serving his state and country as a Utah National Guard Reservist. At this time, Carl began his 28 year career with the Salt Lake City Police Department (SLCPD). During his time with SLCPD, Carl worked in many capacities; however, most of his career was spent serving as a detective. Following his retirement from SLCPD, Carl work for 13 years as a fraud investigator for Workers Compensation Fund of Utah.
Carl had few passions in his life including golf, riding ATVs, and his family. He is survived by his wife Susan Owen Voyles, his daughter, Stacey Lowe, his son, Dave Voyles, and his six grandchildren: Creighton, Karsen, Aunalee, Christie, Kaaden, and Kelson. Also survived by one sister, Lois Johnson, and nieces and nephews.
Carl had the ability to always tell an amazing story and spent many hours creating Brigham Street Mysteries for his kids and grandchildren to enjoy. Carl had a huge heart and always showed great love and kindness to everyone he met. He was a true hero to his children and grandchildren. Carl will be missed and never forgotten.
A visitation will take place Wednesday, August 25, 2021, from 6-8 in the evening at Larkin Sunset Gardens in Sandy at 1950 E. 10600 So. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2021 beginning at 11:00am with a visitation prior to the services beginning at 10:00am at the same location. The funeral service which took place can be watched via the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/GIy9kiAlfmb0VTmi1MAHmsozvTUAlJd1FV7YcPfDEJekyM4k9JSGeDn3iOPY2g39.0EKdG6-0PPsATIKA?startTime=1629995800000.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to a cause Carl cared deeply about, the Utah County Children’s Justice Center.
Life Story Info
The service was such a beautiful tribute to Carl and the legacy he has left behind because of his integrity, generous heart, and love of his family and friends. Stacy and Dr. Sunwald (not sure that is correct) painted a perfect picture of who Carl was in life and how his influence will be felt by all who knew him. I send my love and deepest sympathy to Susan and her family.
Carl was just like my big brother. From as far back as I can remember, Carl always had fun things to do--from flying his model airplane, shooting pool in his basement, driving their boat while fishing at the Strawberry, fishing and playing horseshoes at Shadey Dell, riding up to Brighton in his TR4 and later in the VW to go skiing and up to Mt. Dell to play golf, delivering groceries from grandpa's store, learning how to shift a 4 speed in his red Comet Cyclone, and all the other rounds of golf whenever I returned to SLC for a week or two. He always carried himself full of pride and was respected by all, even by the 'bad' guys. He'll be greatly missed.