William O. (Bill) Boyd

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William O. (Bill) Boyd

BOYD , William O. (Bill) William O. (Bill) Boyd, 78, of Swansea, Illinois passed away at 12:04 a.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018 at his home. He was born September 16, 1940, in Augusta, GA, the only child of the late Cornelius O’Shea and Loretta (Perkins) Boyd. He married Brenda S. (Stamps) Boyd on November 5, 1977, in Maryville, IL, and is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years. Bill served four years with the U. S. Navy and 23 years with the U. S. Coast Guard and retired in 1980 as a CWO3. He owned and operated BBB Marine Survey in Granite City, Illinois until 1991 and then was the Vice-President of ADM-Reidy Terminal in St. Louis until 1993. He was a member of the Gospel Assembly churches in St. Louis, MO, Eldorado, IL, and Phoenix, AZ. He enjoyed family and friends, golf, and spending winters in the warm Arizona sun. He coined the phrase “I’m a smart bird” not just a “snowbird”! He is survived by his three children, Michael O. (Debbie) Boyd of Dana Point, CA; Kimberly J. (Mark) Lewis of Brentwood, TN, and William O. (Debra) Boyd of Santa Anita, CA; five grandchildren, Shane (Nicole) Boyd of Austin, TX, Chase Boyd of Dana Point, CA, Natalee (Evans) Porter of San Clemente, CA, Jack Lewis of Baltimore, MD, and Matt Lewis of Brentwood, TN; and three great grandchildren, Melody, Mia, and Joseph; many cousins and extended family and friends. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon. In celebration of Bill’s life, services will be held on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow with full military rites at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorial donations are suggested to Gospel Assembly Church, 1401 Mahoney St., Eldorado, IL 62930.
Published on September 30, 2018
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