OBITUARY

Walter "Gene" Boyd

June 7, 1936July 16, 2018
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Winter Haven: Walter E. (Gene) Boyd, 82 died Monday, July 16, 2018 at Lakeland Medical Center. He was born in Winter Haven on June 7, 1936 and was a lifelong resident; he worked in the citrus and trucking industry. Gene was a member of Village Church of God, Winter Haven.

He was preceded in death by his wife Alice Boyd, he is survived by his Son & Daughter in law Terry and Shelly Boyd, Son & Daughter in law Tony and Marsha Boyd all of Winter Haven, Brothers Quinton of Tavares FL, Thomas of Crystal River, FL Sister Agnes McTeer of Haines City, 5 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren

Visitation will be Thursday (7/19) 6 till 8pm at Ott-Laughlin, Winter Haven, with funeral service at 10:30 Friday (7/20) at Village Church of God 6 Colman Road, Winter Haven

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ott-laughlin.com

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  • He was preceded in death by his wife Alice Boyd, he is survived by his Son & Daughter in law Terry and Shelly Boyd, Son & Daughter in law Tony and Marsha Boyd all of Winter Haven, Brothers Quinton of Tavares FL, Thomas of Crystal River, FL Sister Agnes McTeer of Haines City, 5 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, July 19, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 20, 2018
REMEMBERING

Walter "Gene" Boyd

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Keyana Miller(Norton)

July 20, 2018

I was very young when I came into the care of Gene and Karleene Boyd as a foster child, about 4 years old and stayed till almost turning 10. I am very sad to hear that such a caring and wonderful person that taught me so much about life and what it has to offer has passed. Poppy(as I referred to him) used to pick me up from a day care center called “Tiny Town” and we used to go to the closest McDonalds and get an ice cream cone, which I was required to finish before getting out of the car. Otherwise we would both be in trouble. I used to tease him because he would put ketchup on his eggs which I thought was gross! I could never get bored with his ridiculous jokes and cat naps he always made a way to fit into his day. Being new to the Foster care system I couldn’t have asked for a better family and specifically Grandfather as I always felt loved and appreciated even if it was a temporary home. I believe he lived a wonderful life and I trust that Gene Boyd did not pass away, he passed through those pearly white gates and onto a beautiful place.

Rev. & Mrs. Donald Whitson

July 20, 2018

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. We are saddened at the passing of such a dear man and friend, but we are glad that he has obtained that promise of rest and eternal peace and joy. He didn't just leave on Moday morning, but he arrived in that land that he journeyed toward for so many years. We look forward to the time that our journey will end and we can be reunited again. Brother Gene will be missed in our hearts, but we have great memories of him to carry with us. He was such an encourager to each of us and he always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. He was one of the most uplifting and godly men that we have known and it has been our great pleasure to have him as our friend. Gene loved God, his family, his friends and his church and we look forward to the day that we can once again be with our friend. God bless each one of you.

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Biography

Winter Haven: Walter E. (Gene) Boyd, 82 died Monday, July 16, 2018 at Lakeland Medical Center.
He was born in Winter Haven on June 7, 1936 and was a lifelong resident; he worked in the citrus and trucking industry. Gene was a member of Village Church of God, Winter Haven.

He was preceded in death by his wife Alice Boyd, he is survived by his Son & Daughter in law Terry and Shelly Boyd, Son & Daughter in law Tony and Marsha Boyd all of Winter Haven, Brothers Quinton of Tavares FL, Thomas of Crystal River, FL Sister Agnes McTeer of Haines City, 5 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren

Visitation will be Thursday (7/19) 6 till 8pm at Ott-Laughlin, Winter Haven, with funeral service at 10:30 Friday (7/20) at Village Church of God 6 Colman Road, Winter Haven

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ott-laughlin.com