William Samuel "Bill" Boyd was born in Calumet, Oklahoma on February 25, 1926, and died peacefully in Houston, Texas on October 9, 2013. He was a member of the "Greatest Generation" and proudly served his country in the United States Navy
. Bill was preceded in death by his parents Emmet and Esther Boyd, wife Gloria Ruth Ann Boyd, five siblings and granddaughter Michelle Renee' Mackebon. Left to mourn his passing are his beloved sisters, Ethel Maddox and Betty Lowry. Survivors also include his children, Fred "Jerry" Mackebon, Barry Mackebon and wife Paulette, Margie Townsend and Brenda Keener and husband Mike. He is additionally survived by his grandchildren, of whom he was most proud: John Dies and wife Michelle, David Townsend and wife Cindy, and Jennifer Lisbony and husband Danny, and great-grandchildren, Austin, Maddie and Kate Dies, Dillon, Reese and Jett Townsend, and Tristan and Haley Lisbony; niece Carol La Breche; nephew, Tim Lowry; and many other beloved friends and relatives in Texas and Oklahoma.
The funeral service will be at 10:00am Saturday, October 12, 2013, at Niday Funeral Home - Beamer Chapel. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery in Pearland. Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Michael Keener, John and Austin Dies, David and Dillon Townsend and Dan Lisbony. The service will be officiated by Kevin J. Rizer, Senior Pastor of Easthaven Baptist Church, where Bill was a member.