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James E. BOYD Sr.

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BOYD, Sr., James E. age 82, of Xenia left his earthly dwelling on Monday, August 19, 2013 at the Hospice House in Dayton. Jim was the 6th of seven children born to Bruce and Mary Lee (Harris) Boyd on October 14, 1930 in Dayton, Ohio. He grew up in Old North Dayton and attended Kiser High School, where he was an outstanding athlete, playing football and participating in track. In 1986, Jim retired from DP&L Co. after 36 1/2 years of service, where he had worked as an underground cable splicer. He thoroughly enjoyed retirement, spending more time with his family and grandchildren. He was a member of the Missionary Church, presently attending Rona Community Church since 1994. He served on the Ludlow Falls Camp Board for the Missionary Church East Central District. He was also a member of the Greene Memorial Hospital Rehab Board and longtime member of the Xenia Bucs Booster Association since 1965. He also coached little league football at Simon Kenton Elementary. Jim is survived by his wife of 62 1/2 years: Connie (Lambert) Boyd; three of their four children: Karen and Perry Pittroff; James Jr. (Marti) Boyd; and Becki (Darrel) Blackburn; daughter-in-law: RaeShawn Merritt-Boyd. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Bruce Lambert Boyd in 2007; as well as his parents, and 6 siblings: Irma Caldwell, Katie Shaffer, Edith Lotspih; Naomi Cahill and Harris and Lewis Boyd. Funeral Services will be 10 AM Saturday, August 24th at the Rona Community Church, 1082 Rona Parkway, Fairborn with Pastor Jim Smith officiating. Interment to follow in Valley View Memorial Gardens of Xenia. Friends may call Friday from 5-8 PM at the church and again Saturday immediately prior to the service at the church. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Rona Community Church Missions Fund, or Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton, OH. Online condolences may be made to www.mccolaughfuneralhome.com. (Services in care of McColaugh Funeral Home, Inc., Xenia).

Published in Dayton Daily News on Aug. 21, 2013
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