James L. Boyd Jr.

January 30, 1951December 6, 2013

The late James Lucious Boyd Jr. also known as (aka) Loonie and JB was born on January 30, 1951, in Pompano Beach, FL to James Lucious Boyd Sr. and Wadrine Boyd. He attended the public schools of Broward County and after graduating from Blanche Ely High School, he joined the United States Navy. James received his Associates Degree in General Studies from Florida State College of Jacksonville.

While serving in the United States Navy, James was deployed to several countries and served on various Navy Carriers overseas where he worked in the capacity of an AQ - Aviation Fire Control Technician. He later answered the call of duty to serve in Jacksonville, FL, where he planted his roots and began to call it his home. During his time of serving in the Jacksonville area he met the love of his life Wanda Gail Wilson and was married within two years. They celebrated 39 years of marriage on September 9, 2013. After serving our country for twenty years he retired as a First Class Petty Officer.

James volunteered at Hyde Grove Elementary School, Chets Creek Elementary School (fifteen plus years), Landon Middle School, Lavilla Performing Arts School; Douglas Anderson Performing Arts High School, and Dansations Performing Arts Center. He was known to be organized, committed, reliable, a role model, and funny. That was JB. James was amazingly talented. He has left his mark in many places and most of all, in the lives of many people.

He was preceded in death by his father and brother, Gary B. Boyd Sr. He leaves to celebrate his life, a loving and devoted wife Wanda Gail Boyd, his two children, Kimberly Gail Boyd and James Lucious Boyd III; two grandchildren Samiya N. Weaver and Micah C. Tensley; Mother, Wadrine Boyd of Pompano Beach, FL; five sisters all of whom reside in Florida - Barbara J. Roberson (Robert) of Tamarac, Delois A. Wilson (Marvin) of Margate, Veronica P. Boyd of Pompano Beach, Cynthia A. Lee of West Palm Beach, and Quanya P. Harris (Charles) of Tallahassee. Two brothers, Victor L. Boyd of Pompano Beach, FL and Zachary C. Boyd (Pamela) of Virginia Beach, VA; a multitude of nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and two special friends – James and Gola (KK) Cherney.


  • Visitation Friday, December 13, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 14, 2013

James L. Boyd Jr.

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Aaron Soto

December 16, 2013

Dear Wanda, Kim and James,

Please accept my deepest condolances on your lost. Your husband and father was a good man, and he will be remembered fondly by all who knew him and missed by his family and those who loved him.

Aaron Soto

Dorry Lopez-Sinclair

December 14, 2013

I thank God for allowing me to know JB and the incredible man that he was to all people whose lives that he touched. I will miss him terribly, but I know I will meet up with him again in Heaven. God's loving arms are around him now. I love you, JB!

Lisa Rivera

December 14, 2013

One of the coolest "Dance Dads" I have ever met. His love for his family impacted all those around him. A great man!

Mindy Zody-Dowling

December 14, 2013

I am sending thoughts and prayers to you all. Mr. Boyd was a wonderful, kind man, and for that he will be remembered always.

Sherrie Anderson Rabe

December 14, 2013

Dear Boyd Family,
JB was such a wonderful man. He touched the lives of so many people at Chets Creek Elementary School, especially mine. I will always cherish being his 'tall sister.' He gave of his talents, time and most of all his love. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sherrie Anderson Rabe

Jennee Herring

December 14, 2013

I m praying for all of you. He will be missed and has been missed by my sister Kk and the Chet's Creek Family. He was her everything from a seamstress to a carpenter.When Kk had a vision he made it happen. A true dream maker.
Sending hugs love and prayers for all!!!

Marisa & Joel Carter

December 13, 2013

Grief can be so hard during the holidays, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved ones this holiday season.If there is anything we can do to help the family in this terrible time please know that we are here.

Laurie Mulhall

December 13, 2013

It was an honor to know and work with JB and to have him as a friend.
What a Fabulous human being, always looking to help someone out. I've never met anyone who gave so much of his time volunteering. I will truly miss JB, his wonderful smile, caring attitude, and love of life. He will be forever in my heart.