BOYD III, William Guerry Age 79, passed away peacefully on September 22, 2012. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Guerry, Jr. and Wyolene Boyd, and his brother, Tommy Boyd. Bill is survived by his wife of 56 years, Polly Boyd; son, William Guerry (Darinda) Boyd IV; daughter, Jan (Brett) Rodewald; grandchildren, William Guerry Boyd V, Luke Barnhill and Ryan Barnhill; sister, Sharlene (John) Smith, and nieces and nephew. Bill served in the United States Navy for 5 years, was a huge VOLS fan, obtained his Pilot's License and thoroughly enjoyed every minute that he was in the air. He will always be remembered for his integrity, for being self-less and for the devotion he held for his wife. The Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 in the chapel of Brentwood Roesch-Patton Funeral Home, with visitation held one hour prior to the service. Graveside services will to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. A special thank you to John Koelz for his friendship and support. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Caris Hospice, 2525 Perimeter Place Dr., Suite 131, Nashville, TN 37214 or Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
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Published in The Tennessean on Sept. 25, 2012