Horace George Boyd, Jr Obituary:
Funeral Date: 3/18/2005
Horace George Boyd, Jr., age 71, of Warren, Arkansas died Tuesday, March 15, at StVincents Infirmary, Little Rock. He was born May 27, 1933 at McGhee, Arkansas a son of the late Horace George Boyd, Sr. and Gertrude Stroud Boyd. He was a graduate of Arkansas A & M College, a U S Army Veteran of the Korean War and a retired staff member of Entergy-AP&L. A former resident of Hamburg he served on the Hamburg City Council, served as chairman of the Hamburg Parks Commission and as chairman he received numerous grants for Hamburg sports facilities. He was a past president of the Kiwanis club of Hamburg and helped organize the first Armadillo Festival. He was given the Award of Exceptional Accomplishment from the Arkansas Community Development Program from the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce. In Warren he was a former member and officer of the Warren Lions Club. He designed and supervised the construction of the Warren City Park Gazebo. For this design he received the AP&L Outstanding Service Award. He was a former member of the Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival. Horace loved to cook for all organizations in which he was involved. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Warren and served on many church committees,. He was the teacher and member of the Fishermanís Sunday School Class. He was a former member of the church choir and served as choir soloist. He worked in the Vacation Bible School and built numerous architectural structures for the church. He helped organize the Great Rummage Sale. Surviving is his wife Billie Fay Dickson Boyd whom he married on July 3, 1957; a son Horace George Boyd, III, Portsmouth, Va; a daughter Faye Boyd Sartor, Collierville, Tenn.; 5 grandchildren Dylan Boyd and Tuesday Boyd, Rogers, Ark, Ethan Sartor, Louis Sartor and Daniel Sartor, Collierville, Tenn. And a sister Mary Grace Decker, Tulsa, Okla. A sister Martha Ann Stephens also preceded him in death. Funeral services were 1:30 pm Friday, March 18, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Siegfried Johnson and Rev. Bill Leslie officiating. Joye Splawn was organist and Dr. Kerry Pennington, Jim Wheeler and Brent Mann sang. Burial was in Tillar Cemetery at Tillar, Arkansas by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were James Raper, Ed Ainsworth, Steve Simmons, Don McWilliams, Walter Chester, Gary Houser and James Moss. Honorary pallbearers were Howard Butler and members of the Fishermanís Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church.