BOYD, William "Cole" 26, of Riverview-Wimauma area, passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2012 in a tragic accident. Born in Brandon in the middle of a hurricane, he was a native Floridian. Cole was a member of Sun City Christian Center, Hoot & Holler Hunt Club, F.R.G.A. and International Chemical Workers Union Local 439. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He used to say, "I work to hunt." Cole loved the quiet of the woods, the thrill of the chase and his very special hunting family. Employed at Mosaic Phosphate since 2004, he had just completed his Journeyman Millwright Mechanics program and was doing a job that he loved. His newest passion and greatest accomplishment in his life is his infant daughter, Gracie. He put his whole heart and soul into her care and upbringing. She is his world. Cole is survived by his infant daughter, Paislee Grace "Gracie Bear" Boyd; mother, Sandra Boyd; brother and sister-in-law, Robert Travis & Amanda Boyd; maternal grandparents, Robert & Dorothy Carver; uncles and aunts, Susan Carver, Anthony & Lynn Tubbs, Sue (Lena) Evens, Justin Boyd; cousins, Ashlee Carver, Char'Lee Tubbs, Chad Carver & Amanda Beck, Nikki & Kevin Tomberlin; his extended family & many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, William D. Boyd and his uncle, Rocky Carver. The family will receive friends at Sun City Center Christian Center from 2-3 pm June 30. A memorial service will follow at 3 pm. Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org/) or
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on June 29, 2012