Altus Eugene Boyd
Published: December 8, 2012
Altus Eugene Boyd, affectionately known as the "Chief," 79, died December 7, 2012. He was born June 24, 1933 in Almyra to David Burley and Pearl Rail Boyd. Eugene was a retired farmer, an Army veteran of the Korean War, a member of First United Methodist Church and a past member of the Administrative Board, and served on the board of directors of Growers Elevator.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gloria Belle Rowland Boyd; son, Richard Wayne Boyd; and brother, Bobby Joe Boyd. Survivors include his two daughters and their husbands, Traci Boyd-Davis and Dale of DeWitt and J'Ann Boyd Lessenberry and Lee of Bryant; daughter-in-law, RayLyn Boyd Goudelock of DeWitt; two brothers, David Richard Boyd of Almyra and James Burley Boyd of DeWitt; one sister, Shirley Ann Perry of DeWitt; seven grandchildren, Lydia Boyd Davis, Megan Conley Boyd, Ashlyn Belle Lessenberry, Bailey Lane Lessenberry, Hayden Chance Lessenberry, Lauren Elizabeth Lessenberry, and Robert Ryan Lessenberry; longtime friend Walter Ray Simmons; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, December 8 at First United Methodist Church with burial in DeWitt Cemetery by Essex Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 608 S. Grandview Dr., DeWitt, Ark. 72042.