David Lee Boyd

November 22, 1943December 3, 2011

David Lee Boyd, age 68, of Allendale, IL, passed away on December 3, 2011 at his home. David was born in St. Francisville, IL on November 22, 1943 to Isabell (Thompson) and Stanley Boyd. He married Carla Seals on June 17, 1994 in Henderson, KY. David was a retired boilermaker, having worked for Zachary Construction Company. He was also a Vietnam Veteran.

David had many interests that involved the outdoor life; horseback riding; especially at Shawnee National Forest, with Nick Miller and many other friends. He thoroughly enjoyed deer hunting, pitching horseshoes and listening to country music. David was also a horse shoer and trainer for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers: Jack and Joe, and one sister: Wilma.

He is survived by his wife, Carla Boyd, of Allendale, IL, four sons: Allen Boyd, Evansville, IN, David (Misty) Boyd, Evansville, IN, Jeremy (Jamelia) Sailee, Fort Campbell, TN. And David (Willa) Helderman, Mt. Carmel, IL. He is also survived by a sister: Rosalee Muckway, Valparaiso, IN, and 2 brothers: Bill (Elaine) Boyd, Lawrenceville, IL and Danny (Cindy) Boyd, Raymond, OH. David also is survived by 8 granchildren: Amanda, Gavin and Connor Boyd, Josh, Tyler, and David II, Helderman, A.J. Miles and Ryan Sailee, and one great-granson: Stone Helderman, and one more “on the way”.

Funeral Service for David Lee Boyd will be held at 1PM, Friday, December 9, 2011 at Ingram Funeral Home, Allendale, IL. Burial will follow at Orio Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 5 to 7 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Carla Boyd to help with funeral expenses. Ingram Funeral Home, Allendale, IL entrusted with arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Friday, December 9, 2011
  • Visitation Thursday, December 8, 2011

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Michael Wirth

December 12, 2011

David, my childhood friend and my Viet Nam Vet Brother, Rest in Peace, the hard part is over, hopefully God will detail some special Angels to forever watch over you, God Bless you David.Your Friend Michael E Wirth, Guyton Georgia 31312

christina haner

December 10, 2011

I didnt know Dave very well, only having ridden horses with him a few times in the Little Rock area. I will definitely miss him though, and will mourn his empty space in this world. We have lost a good man who seemed to me to be short on words but longer on horse sense and humor. Only wish that I had met him earlier.

Becky Stillwell (cousin)

December 8, 2011

Gone too soon.

December 7, 2011

Jeremy, I know how tough this must be right now. There is nothing I can say or do to ease that pain, but know Carmella and I are thinking about you guys. Remember all the good things about your Dad and what he meant to you and your family as this will help you get through these tough times.
Friends always, Tom Johnson


..."I survived damn near everything"...David Boyd