Donald Eugene Boyd Jr.
September 18, 1956 – April 19, 2018
Donald Eugene Boyd, Jr. of Independence, MO, passed away April 19, 2018 at the Veterans Hospital of Kansas City, MO. He was born in Paragould, Ark., Sept. 18, 1956 and moved to the Kansas City area in 1961. He graduated from Raytown High School in 1974 and served in the US Army from 1975 until 1979, including a year in Germany. He later served two years in the Texas Army National Guard, being discharged in 1998.
Following his military service he worked in the Maintenance Department for the Independence School District and then at Amtrak. At the age of eight he was baptized in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. His favorite activity was fishing and camping.
Don was preceded in death by his parents: Donald E. Boyd and Doris Brown Boyd. Survivors include his three siblings: Stephen E. Boyd of Columbia, MO, Nancy L. Shaw (and husband Ralph) of Kansas City, MO, and Gary D. Boyd of Independence, MO. His niece and five nephews were very important to him, and subsequently his nine great nieces and one great nephew. All will miss him dearly.
A memorial service is planned for May 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Community of Christ Church, 4341 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO.