Billy Joe Boyd
November 7, 1930 – February 13, 2013
Whiting – Billy Joe Boyd passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the VA Medical Center in Philadelphia. He was 82.
Born in Prairie Dell, Texas where he lived before moving to Whiting 37 years ago.
Prior to retiring in 1987, he was a Postal Carrier in Lakehurst for the U.S Postal Service. He also retired from the U.S Navy after a 20 year career.
Mr. Boyd was a Navy Veteran Vietnam War.
He was predeceased by his wife Hazel, who died in 1991 and by a brother Ralph Boyd.
Surviving is a daughter Tami Britton and her companion Vincent Battista of Toms River. A step-son Rodney Bohler of Lakehurst. A sister Aileen Liberty and her husband Carl of Austin, TX. 2 Grandchildren: Heather and Rodney. 4 Great-Grandchildren: Seth, Duane, Elijah and Payton.
Visiting will be held on Tuesday from 5 – 7 pm at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 115 lacey Road, Whiting. For further information or to send an online condolence, please visit: www.andersoncampbellwhiting.com.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday 11:00 am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Brigadier Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown.
- Visitation Tuesday, February 19, 2013
- Funeral Service Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Billy Joe Boyd
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February 24, 2013
Tami, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your dad , may he RIP. Take care of yourself and know that he is now with our Lord and no more suffering. God Bless you and the family.
Pat Mitchell, a neighbor from Alaska Ave
February 18, 2013
Dear Tami & Vinnie,
I love you! I'm here for you to lean on.
February 18, 2013
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)