Richard Douglass Boyd, 76, of Raritan, IL passed away Wednesday August 9, 2017 at Oak Lane Nursing Home Stronghurst, IL. He was born Sunday January 28, 1940 in Portland, Maine the son of John and Dorothy (Young) Boyd. He married Jeanette Arnold of Raritan, IL on October 20, 1963, She preceded him on April 1, 2005 after losing her battle to breast cancer.
Those left to cherish his memory are his children Toni (Kyle) Hendrickson of Raritan, IL, Tim Boyd of Raritan, IL and Tammy (Pete) Westin of Crest Hill, IL; 7 grandchildren: Josiah, Holly, Kylee, Jessica, JoEllen, Eli, and Levi; and 1 great grandson: Maverick. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and two brothers (Robert and David Boyd).
Mr. Boyd was a photographer in the U.S. Navy for 20 years. He went on to retire from NTN Bowers in Macomb, IL. His greatest love was fishing, he tied his own flies. He also enjoyed woodworking and collecting old jars and crocks.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Private service to be held at a later date. Please sign the online guestbook at www.wisefamily-hooverhall.com. Wise Family Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
So, Sorry for the loss of your Father...Thoughts & Prayers to you all....
So sorry for your loss Toni, Kyle, and Kylee.
Thoughts and prayers for you all. Take care
So sorry for your loss, sending our love and hugs to all
I'm very sorry for your loss... you are all in my thoughts and prayers
Thoughts and prayers are with all of you..........
So sorry for your loss but he is in a better place now. Remember the good times
So sorry to hear of your passing. We will miss you brother. All ou Love to your children and Grand children and Maverick.
So sorry for your loss. I'm so sorry you have to go through this. But I know your memories of him will be wonderful.
Hugs Toni! It's always hard to lose a loved one but I know your faith, family and friends will see you through the heart ache. Take care.
So Sorry to hear of your father's passing Toni, Kylee and Tim. Please know you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sending all my love, prayers, and hugs your way!!
Please know we are all thinking of you & praying for peace in your hearts during this difficult time. It was certainly our pleasure to care for your Dad. Thank you for the memories. May God wrap his loving arms around you all. With love from his Oak Lane family
Sending you and your family love and prayers.
So sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time .
So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dick was best man at our wedding. When he was stationed in RI, and we lived in MA our families with 2 children each (no Tammy yet} Spent many happy hours together. Our families grew apart due to distance but I treasure the memories of those times and later visits with Dick and Jeannie. Rest In Peace sweet brother in law.
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