VeteranGuy Boyd

Guy Boyd, 71, of Browning died at 4:55 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at his home.

He was born May 21, 1926, in Browning, a son of Henry M. and Florence McElroy Boyd. He married Lenore Kerska on Jan. 12, 1948, in Virginia, Ill. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bobby Joe (Charlotte) Thompson of Havana and Donna J. Boyd of Browning; one granddaughter, Brenda Fagan of Ingleside; one great-granddaughter, Jackie Fagan of Ingleside; two step-grandsons, Bobby Thompson Jr. and Juston Thompson, both of Havana; one brother, Burl C. Boyd of Browning; and seven sisters, Edna Mae “Jackie” Shilling, Hilda “Babs” Jennings, Nelda Lane, Bula Milham, Glenna Geisler, all of Browning; Estel Vaughn of Albany, Ore., and Edith O’Dell of Phoenix, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson, Jack Kiesgen Jr. and two brothers, Lewis and Otis.

He attended Browning schools. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He was also active in the Philippine Liberation and the Japan Occupation during his service in the military. He was a member of the Astoria American Legion for 43 years, a member of the Carpenter’s Local Union #644, a charter member of the Browning Fire Department that was established in 1964, and a member of the Browning Methodist Church. He and his brother, Otis, owned and operated Boyd Brothers IGA Grocery in Browning for 14 years. He worked as a carpenter for numerous years, retiring in 1984. He was noted for his woodworking, cabinet-making, building wooden boats and his love for fishing and hunting.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Browning United Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Tomich officiating. Friends may call at the Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown after 4 p.m. today with family meeting friends from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services on Thursday. Burial will be in the Browning Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Cass/Schuyler Area Hospice or the Browning United Methodist Church.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/11/1998

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