David Arthur BoydJacksonville, AR, 1927 - 2021
David Arthur Boyd, 93, of Jacksonville, passed away on April 20, 2021. He was born August 16, 1927, in Jacksonville to the late Redmond and Annie (Sumner) Boyd. In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Bonnie Boyd; his brothers, Don (Margaret) Boyd, Jerry Boyd, Dickie (Annie) Boyd, and sister, Dianne (Wayne) Besancon.
Shortly after serving in World War II, Dad began his 43-year career with the Veterans Administration until retirement as Building Administrator in 1987. Retirement afforded him the opportunity to do what he enjoyed most, spending time with family who will treasure the memories he left behind.
David is survived by his children, Karla Gibbs, and Brian (Sheryl) Boyd; grandchildren, Ashley (Daniel) Morrison, Shea (Drew) Young, Seth (Kaylee) Boyd, Taylor (Miller) Crosby and Samantha Boyd, who affectionately called him "DD"/"Nananny"; his great-grandchildren, Logan Morrison, Luke and Harper Young; and his sister, Mary Ruth Turrentine.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 23, 2021, at First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, Ark., followed by his celebration of life at 11 a.m. officiated by Reverend Elizabeth Brinegar and Lay Minister Mary Jane Fischer. Entombment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Park. The family requests memorials be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1208 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Ark. 72076. A special thank you to Evelyn Finley and her team of home caregivers for their loving care of Dad.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home (501) 982-2136.
Published April 22, 2021
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Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home
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