WASHINGTON — Robert D. Boyd, 87, of Washington, died at 2:57 a.m. Monday at Legends Village. Born Feb. 26, 1925, in Daviess County, he was the son of Mervin and Mary Essie (Eaton) Boyd. A 1943 graduate of Epsom High School, he attended Purdue University Agrigulture Short Course. A lifelong farmer, he was blessed to be in an occupation he truly loved. He was a member of Bethany Christian Church and was a 4-H Leader for many years. He is survived by his wife, Mary Laverne (Mangin) Boyd, whom he married May 1, 1946; two sons, Thomas Seth (Marsha) Boyd and Steven Joesph (Karen) Boyd, all of Washington; grandchildren, Mike, Trent and Greg Boyd and Libby Graber; great-grandchildren, Ashley (Boyd) Igleheart, Andrew Boyd, Lauren, Tyler, Blake, Austin, Alex and Aiden Boyd, Brycen, Kayden and Lanie Graber. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, William, Lester, John, Seth, Graden, Loyd and George Boyd; and sisters, Vonda Evelyn Boyd and Gertrude Spurgeon. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Gill Chapel, with Bros. Richard Smith and Matt Merrold officiating. Interment will be in Sugarland Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the 4-H Association. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.gillsince1872.com
Feb. 26, 1925 - Jan. 7, 2013
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