Boyd Dee Smith

June 16, 1957November 23, 2018

Graveside services for Boyd Dee Smith will be held on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Smith Cemetery in Hulbert with Brother Dwight Tyner officiating. Online condolences for the family may be left at Pallbearers for Boyd include Anthony Pigeon, Dooley Pigeon, Mike Tyner, Marcus Tyner, Ken Reeves, and Rex Smith. Boyd Dee Smith was born on Sunday, June 16th, 1957 in Lost City, OK, the son of Columbus and Betty (Bean) Smith. There were plenty of brothers and sisters around to keep life interesting, Stanley, Rex, Cletus, Randy, Jackie, Cora, Clarissa, Joyce, Janell, and Dennia. He was an avid softball player when he was young, and never tired of sports. Later in life, he took up golfing, a game he thoroughly enjoyed. He met and married his soulmate, Tonya Hudson, he raised two sons, Skylar and Rance Smith. Boyd was never one to just sit around, he was constantly working on a project. He made his living working for NSU for 34 years as the Grounds Supervisor, a job he loved. He took great pride in keeping the grounds immaculate and at their very best. When he was at home, you could find Boyd in some sort of project. He enjoyed keeping his property well maintained and was always looking for the next item that needed mending. When he wasn’t working, he was likely to be found at his favorite fishing hole with one of his best friends, Dwight or better yet, spending time with his grandchildren Rence and Rainn. He loved to spend time with his family, and share a tale or two. He enjoyed a quiet afternoon at home, spending time with Tonya and relaxing at the house. Boyd passed all too soon from this life on November 23rd, 2018 at his home surrounded by those he loved. He was 61 years old. He will be greatly missed by many. He is preceded in death by his father Columbus, his beloved son, Rance, and one brother, Randy Smith. Those left to celebrate his life include his wife Tonya of the home. He leaves his son, Skylar Smith and wife Agata of Tahlequah, and two adored grandchildren, Rence and Rainn Smith. He also leaves his brothers and sisters, Stanley Smith of Tahlequah, Rex Smith and wife Marie of Tahlequah, Cletus Smith and wife Angie of Shady Grove, Jackie Smith and husband George of Lost City, Cora Smith of Tahlequah, Clarissa Wacoche and husband Ben of Tahlequah, Joyce Pigeon and husband Walter of Welling, Janell Smith of Tahlequah and Dennia Smith also of Tahlequah. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones too numerous to mention.


  • Anthony Pigeon
  • Dooly Pigeon
  • Mike Tyner
  • Marcus Tyner
  • Ken Reeves
  • Rex Smith


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Boyd Dee Smith

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Ray & Becky Welch

November 29, 2018

Thoughts and prayers for the entire Smith Family.

Anita Potts

November 28, 2018

Boyd was a great person. He and I could go for years not seeing each other but as soon as we did, the laughter begin. I never saw him not smiling. His smile was warming and he always had one. I hurt for Betty Jo when I heard about this. I'll be praying for the family.

eunice ballou

November 28, 2018 youngest son Mike and his father LeeRoy used to work with Boyd out at the heritage center, when Mike was a very young boy...
Boyd's names for them...."Big Soap, Lil' Soap"... I recall seeing Boyd here at the Nation and around the community...always had a
smile on his face and such a nice man...

Devon Beree-Holimon

November 27, 2018

If you just saw Boyd & waved, he brightened your day! Always laughing! He worked hard & was willing to help anyone. No doubt he was devoted to & loved his family. Words can’t express how saddened I am by Boyd’s passing. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love from all those whose lives he touched.

Michael & Margie Railey

November 27, 2018

You were the smile and laughter at 8AM every morning for so many years at NSU. Thank you for making the work years a little happier each day. We missed you so when you retired and we miss you even more now. We know you are walking the grounds of heaven with awe and pain free. May your soul be at peace dear friend.

Kim Jumper Brown

November 26, 2018

Boyd is the best Brother in law. He always had.the right words of wisdom to share. His nieces and nephew loved him. And we will forever remember Mean Joe.Jenkins... LOL.