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Lester Dean Boyd


1933 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Lester Dean Boyd Obituary
Lester Dean Boyd 1933-2017
84, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Aultman Hospital in Canton. Born in Irondale, Ohio on July 28, 1933, he was preceded in death by his parents, Blanchard and Freda (Hile) Boyd; brothers, Harold Boyd and Duane Boyd, and sisters, Iona Boyd and Martha Boyd. He is survived by his brother Emerson Boyd.
He leaves his wife of 62 years, Marjory (Neel) Boyd; his son, Jeffrey Boyd (Deborah Nelson) of Seattle; his daughter, Beth (John) Rivers of Canton; and his daughter, Amy Forchione of Massillon. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Justin Boyd, Jessica Rivers (Jamis Eichenauer), Chad Boyd (Emily McGonagle), Landon Rivers, and Janae Smith. He also leaves many extended family members and friends.
Lester is a graduate of Bergholz High School and Mount Union College. After serving in the US Army, he began his career as an accountant and CPA with Ernst & Ernst and ASPRO in Canton before taking the role as controller of The Scio Pottery Company in Scio, Ohio. He eventually returned to the Canton area retiring from Harrison Paint Corp. in 1998. He was the financial secretary and served on the Board of Hollow Rock Campmeeting for over 50 years. An avid genealogy and Civil War buff, Lester enjoyed touring battlefields and tracing his family history. Most of his spare time was devoted to making memories with his family which he enjoyed more than anything.
Services for Lester will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 6 at Dueber United Methodist Church, 645 Dueber Ave. SW in Canton. Family and friends may call two hours prior to the service from 1-3 p.m. Burial will be in Bergholz Cemetery. Those wishing to share their condolences or share a fond memory may sign the Reed online guestbook at www.reedfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Repository on Aug. 5, 2017
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