MOUNT AIRY — Mr. John Junior Boyd, 75, of Mount Airy, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson. He was born in Patrick County, Va., on Sept. 10, 1938, to the late Samuel Francis and Josie Ann Hooker Boyd. Mr. Boyd retired from grading construction and was a member of the Lawsonville Church of God. He will be remembered for playing bluegrass gospel music with his brothers, The Boyd Brothers, along with other known artists. Mr. Boyd enjoyed hunting with his dogs and joking with his friends and family. He was a wonderful neighbor and friend. He thoroughly enjoyed life and was well respected by all who knew him. Mr. Boyd is survived by his wife, Diane Davis Boyd of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, John Coulter "Colt" and Beth Boyd of King; a stepdaughter, Lindsay Kimberly Byrd of Waycross, Ga.; a stepson, James Ralston Byrd III of Decatur, Ga.; a granddaughter, Peyton Mackenzie Boyd; a sister, Myrtle Bowman of King; a brother, Garland Boyd of Stanleyville; a sister-in-law, Martha Boyd of Pinnacle; and numerous special nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Boyd was preceded in death by four sisters, Cassie Bondurant, Francis Boles, Linda Beck and Lane Lawson; and a brother, Jim Boyd. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Moody Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randal Smith, the Rev. Greg Boyd and the Rev. Chris Boyd officiating. Burial will follow in the Lawsonville Church of God Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at

Published in Mount Airy Newspapers from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2013