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Richard "Dick" L. Boyd I


Richard "Dick" L. Boyd I, 65, died at home surrounded by family on July 6, 2013.

He was born on November 11, 1947, the son of Archie and Phyllis (Summers) Boyd in Battle Creek.

Dick was a long-time employee of Post Cereal, where he was known as a prankster. He was a family man who loved people. Dick was a member of Heritage Hills Bible Church. He had many hobbies including watching the fish in his pond and birds , hunting, and camping with his family. Dick enjoyed mowing his yard with a coffee cup in hand.

Dick is survived by his wife of 48 years, Charlene (Phillips) Boyd; mother Phyllis Boyd, of Bellevue; daughter Carmen (Terry) Odette, of Bellevue; son Richard (Colleen) Boyd, of Bellevue; son Dennis (Carol) Boyd, of Bellevue; daughter Karen (Steve) Parshall, of Bellevue; sister Pam (Rick) Odette, of Bellevue; brothers Archie (Char) Boyd, of Bellevue, and Larry (Valerie) Gilbert, of Augusta, Michigan; 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 until 4:00 p.m. and 6 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Shaw Funeral Home, Lehman Chapel, Bellevue. Services will take place 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at the funeral home with Pastor David MacDonald of Abundant Life Fellowship Ministries officiating. Interment, Assyria Cemetery. Memorials may go to Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Center.

The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home, Lehman Chapel, Bellevue.


Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on July 8, 2013
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