Born October 22, 1933, in Caruthersville, Mo., he was the son of the late William and Edith Skidmore Boyd. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a member of the VFW and American Legion. He was a retired carpenter and last worked for Turnage Auction and Real Estate in Hayti.
On January 25, 1958, in Hernando, Miss., he married Earline Pat Huckaba who survives.
Survivors include two sons, Jack L. Boyd of Lillian, Ala. and Tony L. Boyd of Hayti; one brother, Ralph E. Boyd and wife, Wendy, McKinney, Texas; one sister Margaret Jones and husband, Don, of Walnut, Miss.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, December 20, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti, with Bro. Doug Wahls officiating.
Burial, with full military honors, was in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Hayti.