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OBITUARY

Glenn Thomas Boyd

October 24, 1935May 16, 2020

Glenn Thomas Boyd passed away on May 16, 2020 in Oklahoma City, OK. A celebration of his life will be held at Southern Hills Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, OK, date to be determined. He was born on October 24, 1935 to Clarence Truman Boyd and Lavica Ann McCleskey Boyd. Glenn grew up in Oklahoma City. His musical endeavors began at an early age. He was a member of the YMCA Boys’ Chorus and actively served in his church. He attended Capitol Hill High School where he graduated with the Class of 1953. While at CHHS, he was president of the Capitol Hill High School Choir. Glenn attended Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, OK, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. He was also a member of the Bison Glee Club, where he served as vice president. Glenn was a gifted vocalist, and met his future wife, Jeanine Hart, through their shared love of music. They were married on August 23, 1957.

After OBU, Glenn followed God’s call into full-time music ministry serving churches in Oklahoma and Texas. Glenn was a charter member of the Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma and was also a founding member of the Centurymen.

Glenn decided to further his studies and attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received his Master of Church Music degree. In the 1970’s the family served as music missionaries to East Africa where Glenn and Jeanine taught music and theology at the Baptist Seminary of East Africa. In 1980, Glenn returned home to Oklahoma and was appointed as the Director of Church Music for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. In the 1990’s they returned to the mission fields of East Africa. Glenn retired from his mission work in 2000 and continued to serve in local churches.

Glenn was a member of Southern Hills Baptist Church in OKC for 45 years. He served as a deacon, committee member, Worship Choir member, Jubilee Choir member and as music leader for his Sunday School class. Above all, Glenn enjoyed spending time with his family. He also enjoyed traveling, especially with choral groups.

Glenn was known for his loving spirit, generous heart, and happy personality. He modeled genuine Christ-like qualities and taught his children to be faithful and to truly love and serve the Lord. He had a smile that could brighten even the darkest day, and he certainly left an unmistaken mark on the lives of those around him. Glenn was never happier than when he was spending time with his best friend and partner of 62 years, Jeanine. Glenn was a loyal husband, caring father, loving brother, dedicated follower of Jesus Christ, trusted friend, and proud Babu to his grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Lavica Boyd and his brother, Denny Truman Boyd. He is survived by his wife, Jeanine Boyd; two daughters: Rebecca Johnson and husband Scott and Janet Aery and husband Danny; a sister, Elizabeth Myers and husband John; six grandchildren: Stephen Aery and wife Kailynn, Karlee Aery Frascini and husband Nick, Ryan Johnson and wife Gretchen, Kaitlin Johnson; Kylie Johnson; and Reagan Johnson; great grandchildren: Myah Darylyn Aery, Laura Jane Johnson, and Cairo Abuzaid. He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and other beloved family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the Boyd Family asks that donations be made to the Glenn T. Boyd Scholarship Fund at Oklahoma Baptist University.

  • FAMILY

  • Paula Jeanine Boyd, Wife
  • Rebecca Johnson (Scott), Daughter
  • Janet Aery (Danny), Daughter
  • Elizabeth Meyers (John), Sister
  • Stephen Aery (Kailynn), Grandchild
  • Karlee Aery Frascini (Nick), Grandchild
  • Ryan Johnson (Gretchen), Grandchild
  • Kaitlin Johnson, Grandchild
  • Kylie Johnson, Grandchild
  • Reagan Johnson, Grandchild
  • Myah Darylyn Aery, Great Grandchild
  • Laura Jane Johnson, Great Grandchild
  • Cairo Abuzaid, Great Grandchild
  • Glenn also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and long time friends.

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Margie Bateman-Hampton

May 26, 2020


Dear Jeannine, Becky and Janet,
I was so sorry for your great loss. I have many memories with your family in Kenya, Louisiana and Missouri. I shared a birthday with Glen as well. Anyone who heard Glen sing (with Jeannine playing the piano) will never forget him.
In 1979, I was planning Dallas’ service. I was with my parents in Louisiana and commented that I wished I knew how to reach Glen because it would be such an honor to have him sing. About that time the phone rings and it was Glen. He said to me, “Margie, I’m coming. Is there anything I can do?” Naturally, he did a marvelous job. Glen and Marshall Duncan planned Dallas’ service.
The last memory I’ll mention was when Bob was pastoring in Odessa, Missouri. He invited Al Cummins to preach a revival and Glen to do the music. Peggy and Jeannine came as well and we sat up until all hours talking and laughing. Wonderful memories!! Thank you Glen.

Vance and Cherry Kirkpatrick

May 22, 2020

Our years of living inTigoni are totally colored by the Boyds. What a pleasure it was to live and work together. Vance and Glenn often flew to Tanzania to teach with the Whitsons. Their combined weights did not leave much room for their books and clothes! Glen’s loving personality was expressed in all that he did. We always felt that he gave his all wherever he sang. Never was his singing a performance, it was a testimony of his relationship with God. Our picnics in the forest above Limuru were so special! We love you all. Your imprint on our ministry was obvious as we taught the songs that you taught us.

David Holliday

May 21, 2020

What a true man of God. Glenn and Jeanine became our missionary parents when we lived in Nairobi. I remember Glenn picking our family up from the airport when we arrived and the many hours we worked and talked together. He will be missed but He is experiencing fulfillment of Hope.
Praying for you Jeanine, Teresa and I love you very much.

David Crane

May 21, 2020

Jeanine and Family,

Renee and I want to inform you that we are praying for you during this time of transition. We rejoice to know that Glenn is now out of pain and with our Lord. Glenn was a special person and an inspiration to us in so many ways. Both of you will hold a special place in our memories regarding our first days on the Kenyan field (1993). We were so proud of you two when the Kiswahili hymnbook was completed. I know that contribution to worship in E. Africa has been, and will remain, a huge blessing.
Renee and I will never forget that during one of our first evening worship services at Brackenhurst, back in Aug. of 1993, at the end of the service, Glenn called on Zeb to lead in the closing prayer. Our second born son stood up, looking perplexed and intimidated, because he did not know there was another Zeb in the room, Zeb Moss. When Moss started praying, we all breathed a sigh of relief because we did not know what might come out of the mouth of our 9 year old son.

David and Renee Crane

Bill & Pauline Eardensohn

May 21, 2020

We have fond memories of Glenn leading us in worship with Jeanine playing beautifully beside him. We appreciated and dispersed widely in Tanzania Nyimbo za Imani Yetu (Hymns of our Faith) which Glenn and Jeanine produced during their final years in Kenya. A tremendous and enduring gift to the people of East Africa. As Glenn is now singing, To God be the Glory! Our sympathy and Prayers for all the family.

Myrtice Owens

May 21, 2020

Dear Jeanine and Family,
You have my full love and prayers for you all during these difficult days. Glenn was such a very wonderful person and missionary in every way. It was such a delight to know him and especially to hear his singing solos which were so tremendous and inspiring. May the Lord grant you all His comfort and peace during this time knowing he is celebrating and singing praises to the Lord in Heaven.
Lovingly, Myrtice Owens

Earl Martin

May 21, 2020

Glenn, dear friend and former colleague in East Africa exemplified Christian love for Africans. He inspired them to discover the way to express their joy in the Lord through music. In doing so he manifested the presence of Christ as her affirmed the meaning of the Good News.

Jill Branyon

May 21, 2020

I learned so many new songs from Glenn and Jeanine. They were so good to me. I loved singing in the missionary choir at Mission Meeting. I am praying for the family.

Priscilla Sapp

May 21, 2020

Our thoughts and prayer are with you as you celebrate Glenn's life. Those memories of having him lead us in worship to the throne of God at Brackenhurst have to some of my favorites! I'm sure he has found his place in God's choir. Love and Prayers from Jon and Priscilla

Billy Oliver

May 21, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are lifted to our Lord for the entire family. Oh how we loved his singing and his loving and kind heart.

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