BOYD O.C. Boyd, of Columbus, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 24, 2012. Born August 25, 1922 to the late Osceola and Anna Mae Boyd. He was a WWII Army Veteran where he assisted the prestigious Tuskegee Airman as their Quarter Master. He was awarded a Purple Heart in 1945 for his service. After graduating from college, O.C. retired with 34 years from the Ohio Dayton Malleable Iron Company. During the Civil Rights, as an entrepreneur he owned his own gas station, Boyd's Ashland Oil located in the Linden Area. He often assisted his wife as she was the South Linden Area Commissioner and he was a member of the Westerville Kiwanis. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his sister Lorine Singer, brother Clydell Boyd, sister Bertha Mae Arnold, brother Robert Boyd. Left to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 68 years, Rev. Hazel Boyd; six beautiful daughters, Hilda Johnson, Delores Johnson, Virgileen Nesby, Swayzene (Elvren) Talley, Crystal Alshawa, Denna (Robert Sr.) Gooch all of Columbus, Ohio; special nephews, Aubrey Arnold, Pastor George Jordan; special daughters, Dorethea Ingram, Sharron Kornegay; 13 grandchildren, Guy Horton, Tia Horton, Monnie White, Macquinta Talley, Virnika Nesby, Chana Sow, Chad (Monika) Talley, Chan Johnson, Yavin Alshawa, Reyna Gooch; ten great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Christine Nesbitt of TN, Vera Hedrick, Kathleen Holmes; brother, Odell (Lennie) Boyd; special sister-in-law, Delores Boyd, all of Columbus, OH; and brother-in-law, Jerry Arnold of TN; a host of nieces and nephews. Home Going Service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012 at First Church of God, 3480 Refugee Road, Columbus, OH 43232, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to services, from 9-10 a.m. Bishop Timothy J. Clarke, Senior Pastor will officiate. Entombment will immediately follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. To leave a message for the family, please visit www.NewcomerColumbus.com.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 26, 2012