James E. Boyd

April 21, 1937April 25, 2011

James Earl Boyd passed away on April 25, 2011 at the age of 74. He was born in Sylvester, Texas on April 21, 1937 to Ross Ira and Alvie Boyd. James grew up in Hamlin, Texas and graduated from Hamlin High School. James attended McMurry University in Abilene, Texas on a football scholarship and graduated in 1959. James was elected “Chief McMurry” at homecoming in 1958. James was a past-President of the McMurry Alumni Association. At McMurry University, James met his wife of 52 years, Hollis Rae Haynes Boyd. James and Hollis lived in Amarillo and the Houston area before moving to Forth Worth, where they lived for over 30 years, raising their two children Stephen James Boyd and Holly Boyd Wardell. James was the Director of Securities Training for Leonard’s Training Programs in Arlington, Texas. He was a Chartered Life Underwriter and member of the National Association of Securities Dealers. James was an active volunteer and supporter of the Birdville Association for Retarded Citizens, Special Olympics, and Expanco, a sheltered workshop for adults with disabilities in Forth Worth. In 1999, James retired and moved to Cedar Park, Texas. James was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church. James Boyd is survived by his wife, Hollis Rae Haynes Boyd; his son, Stephen James Boyd; his daughter, Holly Boyd Wardell; his son-in-law, David Wardell; two grand-daughters, Brooke and Brynne Wardell, all of Cedar Park; and his brother and sister-in-law, Durwood and Precilla Boyd of Corpus Christi, Texas. His sister, Lorene Wilson of Fairfield, Texas also passed away on April 25, 2011. He was preceded in death by his mother, Alvie Gann Boyd; his father, Ross Ira Boyd; his brothers Lilburn, R.A., Raymond, and Johnny Joe Boyd; and his sister, Frances Montgomery. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Bethany United Methodist Church, 10010 Anderson Mill Road, Austin Texas, 78750. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Special Needs Ministry of Bethany UMC.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 30, 2011

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Christine jeter

May 12, 2011

Dear Mrs.Boyd,Holly and Steve,
Iam so very sorry Mr. Boyd had to leave his Wonderful Family.Your Family has been such a good friend to Kevin and Me thru the Years.I hope you can take comfort in knowing he will always be with your Family to watch over each and everyone.
God Bless, Christine Jenkins Jeter

Adolph Huizar

May 9, 2011

Mrs. Boyd and family,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Boyd was such a good neighbor and we have so many fond memories of you all.

With our deepest sympathy,
Adolph and Rachel Huizar and family

May 5, 2011

Hollis, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God be with you.
Anne Nichols

Pat Boyd Laird

May 3, 2011

Hollis and family,
I'm sorry for your loss. I always cared a lot for Uncle James and I know he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
God Bless You, Pat Boyd Laird

Barbara McMahon

April 30, 2011

Hollis, Holly and Stephen,
My heart is with you at this difficult time.
I have such wonderful memories of James and his devotion to his family and others from a very long time ago.
Peace be with you.
Barbara McMahon

Larry & Lovalene Boyd Boyd

April 29, 2011

So sorry to hear about Uncle James, We thought a lot of him. Just know our love and prayers are with each of you. Just knowing that he is with our LORD, helps us through the death of our loved one.
Love Larry & Lovalene

April 29, 2011

Hollis and family. Our spirits are with you the next few days even though we can not physically be there. We love you and pray for God's comforting touch.

Cora & Ben Hogan

April 29, 2011

We were so sorry to learn of James' passing. I worked with him over 20 years at Leonard's Training Programs and I will never forget what a kind and precious man he was. Our prayers are with all of you at this time of sorrow. May God comfort you with the memories of all the love he had for all of you.

Tina Boyd Brown

April 29, 2011

Aunt Hollis, Holly, and Stephen,

I am so sorry to hear about Uncle James. I know we have not see each other in a very long time, but I want you to know that you are all in my prayers.


Elaine Pennington

April 29, 2011

Dear Hollis, We want you to know that we were very sad to hear the news about James here at Hardeman. We send our love and deep regards to you. I hope you will find peace and comfort in all your special memories of good times together.
Love, Elaine Pennington