John Boyd was born to the union of the late Victor and Luebirda Hale Boyd in Emelle, Alabama on October 22, 1930.
He relocated to Joplin, Missouri in 1961. He was employed with International Paper, Inc. for 32 years. He retired on January 1, 1996.
He made transition into eternal rest on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Brenda Boyd; six sisters, Alberta Boyd, Fannie Robinson, Marjorie Fishback, Creamae Mayfield, Luebirda Boyd and Elvira Windham; and special friend, Wilma Shannon.
Memories of love will be cherished by two daughters, Johnnie (Larry) Barber, York, Alabama, Sally Boyd, Emelle, Alabama; one son, Kevin Singleton, Joplin, Missouri; three stepdaughters, Camilla Smith, Jacqui Shannon, Yvelda Shannon, all of Joplin; six grandchildren, Johnny (Trichelle) Boyd, Epes, Alabama, Kimberly Boyd, Jacqueline Barber, Raven Barber, all of York, Alabama, Justin Boyd, Emelle, Alabama, Kae Jae Singleton, Joplin, Missouri; three step grandchildren, Natasha Shannon, Zentrell Shannon, James Parker, all of Joplin; four great grandchildren; three step great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who loved him dearly.
Services are planned for Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Parker Mortuary.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.