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Robert Wallace Boyd Jr., 77, of Blairsville, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at his residence.
He was born in Dalton to the late Robert Wallace Boyd Sr. and Mary L. Williams Boyd. Robert was the owner and operator of Boyd's Countertops and Cabinets Inc. for over 20 years until his retirement. He was a motorcycle and NASCAR enthusiast. He also enjoyed going fishing. Robert was of the Baptist faith. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ken Boyd; and his sister, Jane Osborne.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, M. Ann Boyd; son, David Wallace Boyd of Blairsville; daughters, Lynn Ricker and husband Casey of Mystic, Conn., Vicki Watson and husband Kenneth of Murphy, N.C. and Terry Donaldson and husband Daniel of Crystal River, Fla.; brothers, Mike Boyd, Frank Boyd and Greg Boyd, all of Dalton; three sisters, Diane Fausett of Marietta, Patricia Bearden and Cindy Smith; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Services are Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy, N.C. Chaplain Greg Bailey will officiate. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Memory Gardens in Hiawassee. Pallbearers are Frank Boyd, Robert Boyd, Greg Boyd, Mike Boyd, Hayes Ledford and Jimmy Lyte. Honorary pallbearer is Ken Watson.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy, N.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Regency Hospice, 350 S. Main St., P.O. Box 494, Hiawassee, GA 30546 or to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
You may send tributes to the Boyd family at www.townson-rose.com
Townson-Rose Funeral Home, Murphy, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.
Published on July 27, 2017
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