Obituary and Service Information for R. David Boyd

Boyd, R. David

Date: Thursday, May 22, 2008
Time: 5:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Visitation Location:
Mahn Funeral Home, DeSoto Chapel

Date: Friday, May 23, 2008
Time: 11:00a.m.

Service Location:
Mahn Funeral Home, DeSoto Chapel

Peaceful Ridge Cemetery, DeSoto


Mr. R. David Boyd, 71, of DeSoto, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2008. Mr. Boyd was a hoisting engineer for Boyd Contracting Company, St. Louis, Missouri. He was a member of the N.R.A. and played the saxophone. He enjoyed watching turkey and deer feed and loved the great outdoors.

He was born September 17, 1936 in Kirkwood the son of the late Guy Bert and Lenna Alice (Girardier) Boyd. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Shirley J. (Bell) Boyd, of DeSoto. Dear father of: R. David (Carrie) Boyd, II of Gulf Breeze, Florida, Guy R. (Cynthia) Boyd of St. Jacob, Illinois, Daniel Q. (Rebecca) Boyd of Crystal City, and Allyssa L.B. Boyd of DeSoto; Laura (Jerry) Doster of Leadwood, and L. Jayne (Jeffery) Holt of St. Louis. Dear brother of: Shearl Boyd of Maplewood, Faith Whitaker, of Ellisville, and Lenna (Arthur) Buscher of Crystal City; 2 sister-in-laws: Evelyn Boyd of Texas and Elizabeth Boyd of Wilwood, Missouri; a brother-in-law William Losch of Manchester, Missouri. Dear grandfather of 19 grandchildren. He is survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers: Roy, Guy, Dee and Glenn Boyd and two sisters: Kanoie Etheridge and Neoma Losch.

Funeral services will be officiated by Mark Kite.


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