Billy Boyd

March 2, 1957July 23, 2018

William S. “Billy” Boyd, 61 years of age passed away Monday, July 23, 2018 at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital in New Albany, Indiana. Billy was born March 2, 1957 in Jeffersonville to the late Dewey and Mary Jane Boyd. He was the former owner and operator of Billy Dee’s Restaurants and worked in the transportation business for over 40 years. Billy was a graduate of Providence High School Class of 1975, former member of Holy Family Catholic Church, and active in the Ironman Group at Northside. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Bottorff.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Akers Boyd; son, Bailey Boyd; step-sons, Chris Curry, Collin Curry; step-daughters, Alexandria McKinley, Demi McKinley; sister, Sarah Crane (Jerry Clemons); brother, Gene Bottorff (Gaynell); step-grandson, Waylon Cooper; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 12:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday and 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Saturday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana. His Funeral Service will be 12:00 pm Saturday at the funeral home chapel with burial at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in New Albany, Indiana.

The family requests expressions of sympathy to JDRF.

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  • Visitation Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 28, 2018

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Cathy Bishop-Engle

July 29, 2018

My heart is broken. Bill was one of the best persons that I have ever worked with. He will be truly missed. My love goes to Bailey and his family

Perry Rankin

July 29, 2018

I was taken back by Bill's passing, Karen and I are friends on FB though we have never met. Bill and I went to St Paul's church as well as our families and served there. He came from a good family and was a great guy. The thing I remember about our times together is we were always cutting up and laughing, Bill made you feel good and look forward to being around him and that is what makes life with people good. Heaven has gained a great soul, peace & comfort to family & friends.

Matt Scrogham

July 26, 2018

Dear Bailey,

I’ll never forget the first time Bill and I got some good time together. It was at your 10th or 11th B-Day. We cleaned up because a storm was moving in. You had a pool party at the house with the golf course out back. I think everybody from school was there, it was a great day. After that, your Dad and I probably shared 100 conversations about life and our families and kids. I loved our deep conversations about bible study, and what it meant to both of us. I’m a better man for those conversations, I’m a better father for having them with your Dad. I can’t begin to tell you how sorry I am, I know how I felt when I lost my Dad, and it is hard. I will always be blessed for all of those conversations and will call you every now and then and we can share a story. I love hearing stories about my father, he lives inside me every day, and when people share that, we’ll its like I get to hug him again, and I feel him with me every story I hear. I love ya pal, may you carry this with ease, may God guide you through this, he is with you always at all times and may Bill rest in peace.
Love, Matt

Keith Bube

July 25, 2018

To The Boyd Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Billy. We lost a good man. Billy would always have a smile on his face and say hello and ask how you were. May the many wonderful memories of Billy comfort you during this difficult time. Know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Keith and Tammy Bube

Larry Hitchcock

July 24, 2018

Our deepest condolences to the family. Bill introduced me to Landstar and for that I am deeply grateful. Our 11 years as partners will not been forgotten. We had a lot of great times together. God Bless! Larry and Karen Hitchcock, Loveland, OH

Missy Cooper

July 24, 2018

RIP Billy. We’re so grateful that we had the opportunity to meet you and spend some time with you over the past year and a half. Our sincerest condolences