William "WJ" Boyd Jr.

June 25, 1935April 29, 2021

William “WJ” Boyd, Jr., a native of Leesville, LA and resident of Baton Rouge, LA went to be with his Heavenly Father on April 29, 2021 at the age of 85. WJ proudly served in the United States Army and was a faithful member of Comite Baptist Church. He retired from Copolymer after 35 years as an Instrument Technician. WJ’s hobbies included gardening, projects around the house, and tinkering in his garage. He took delight in his trips to the gym for exercise, because of the support he garnered from his new friendships. He was a political enthusiast, a dedicated volunteer for the church, and an avid sports fan spending time watching baseball, and rooting for the Tigers on Saturday nights. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Janice Boyd; children, Dean Boyd (Julie), Raegan Hanson, Alan Salter (Amy), and Kelly Ducote (Johnny); grandchildren, Adam and Emma Boyd, Trey, Drew, Matthew, and Mary Hanson, Sydney Salter, and Dawson Ducote; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, William, Sr. and Emma Mathis Boyd; son, Craig Salter; and two sisters, Billie Kennedy and Joy Hicks. Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Greenoaks Funeral Home on Monday, May 3. 2021 from 12 pm until funeral service at 2 pm. Pallbearers will be Charlie Sullivan, Dave Rowell, Clem Mullins, Charlie Bates, Maurice Browning, Dave Bridges, and JW Ashford. A private burial will follow in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Please visit to leave condolences to the family.


  • Visitation

    Monday, May 3, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, May 3, 2021


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Kathy Bergold

May 4, 2021

Daddy and I are sorry to hear of Mr. Boyds passing. He was a good friend to Daddy and he enjoyed the many years they worked together.
You and your family are in our prayers.
Kathy and Artie Bergold

June guillory

May 3, 2021

My sincere sympathies to you, Janice, and all of your family. W.J. was one of my favorite cousins. I always enjoyed seeing him. My family lived in his parents garage apartment while we were waiting for our house in Spanish Town to become available. He introduced me to several other kids in the neighborhood and they became my life-long friends. I admired his strong beliefs and faith in God. Sorry I am unable to attend the funeral due to poor health. I love you all!
June Guillory

Keith Bailey

May 3, 2021

See you in heaven brother WJ. Will never forget all the good times Donnann and I enjoyed with you and Janice. Thanks for all the help and knowledge you imparted to me. Our prayers are with Janice and the family. Our God Reigns!