Strother Woodrow "Buddy" or "Fruitcake" Boyd (1922 - 2019)

  • - Chad Schrum

Strother Woodrow Boyd, "Buddy" or "Fruitcake", 96, of Stephenson, Virginia, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Rose Hill Health and Rehab Center, Berryville, Virginia.

Mr. Boyd was born in 1922 in Frederick County, Virginia, the son of the late Strother H. and Sarah V. Boyd.

He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the European Theatre, achieving the rank of Private1st Class.

He retired from Shockey Company working in general construction. Previous employment included working as a truck mechanic for the Teamsters and after retirement he delivered car parts.

He attended Highland Presbyterian Church in his youth.

Buddy was a member of the local Teamsters Union. His hobbies included CB radios, tinkering with cars and doing mechanical work.

Buddy married Gladys Irene Higgs December 27, 1945 in Winchester. She preceded him in death in 2013.

Buddy is survived by his daughters, Barbara Smith and Brenda Fincham (Scott), all of Middletown, Virginia; his son, Douglas Boyd (Mary) of Cresson, Pennsylvania; and four grandchildren, Molly Smith, Jonathan âJackã Boyd, Sarah Fincham, and David Boyd.

In addition to his parents and wife, Buddy is preceded in death by a sister, Helen Crosby; a brother, Charles Boyd; and a son-in-law, Arthur Smith Jr.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday 9 - ­10 a.m. at Omps, South Chapel with the funeral service to follow at 10 a.m. Entombment will be in the Shenandoah Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Memorial contributions, in memory of Strother Boyd, may be made to the , 124 Park Street SE, Vienna, VA 22180.

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on Jan. 10, 2019
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