Obituary: Samuel Boyd Jr., 77

Samuel Boyd, Jr., 77, of Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, RI, died on Friday, February 28, 2014 at home with his family at his side.

He was the husband of Brenda L. (Antone) Boyd.

Born in St. Augustine, FL on March 27, 1936, he was the son of the late Samuel and Georgia (Davenport) Boyd.

Mr. Boyd was a US Army veteran of the Korean War. He was employed as a Maintenance Foreman for 25 years at Raytheon and also worked as a carpenter with Trout Construction Company and later with Dennis Brothers before retiring. An avid golfer, he was a member of Green Valley Country Club and enjoyed fishing, gardening, carpentry, cooking, music and spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Paul Boyd of Middletown, RI and Anthony Boyd of New Bedford, MA; two daughters, Deborah M. Boyd of Newport, RI and Cynthia A. Garris of St. Augustine, FL; his daughters-in-law, Helen Flemming Boyd of Jacksonville, FL and Beverly Young Boyd of Newport, RI; 22 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sons, Samuel Alonzo Boyd and Michael D. Boyd; his sisters, Olamay Anderson and Beatrice Lewis, and his son-in-law, Pete Garris. He is the son-in-law of Marylou Antone and the late Joseph Antone.

Calling hours were held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, RI.

His funeral was held on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 12 noon in Community Baptist Church, 50 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., Newport, RI. Burial will follow in Newport Memorial Park, Middletown, RI.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Dialysis Center of Tiverton, 22 Hurst Lane, Tiverton, RI 02878 or to Southcoast VNA, 101 Page Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740.


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