BOYD Funeral services for Robert Nelson Boyd Sr., 90, will be held 2PM Monday, September 9, 2013 in the chapel at JACKSONVILLE MEMORY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 111 Blanding Blvd. Orange Park, FL with Rev. Jerry Johns officiating. Interment will follow in Jacksonville Memory Gardens Cemetery with full military honors. Robert was born on September 22, 1922 in Lafayette, Indiana. He went home to be with the Lord on September 4, 2013 in Jacksonville, FL surrounded by his family. Robert served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps
. during WWII
, The Korean War
and The Vietnam War
, and retired after 30 years of decorated service. Robert was a devoted member of the Fleet Reserve Post # 126, the Moose Lodge #2020, and the V.F.W. Post # 7909. Robert was predeceased by his loving wife of 53 years, Elsie Boyd; and his son, Howard Boyd. He is survived by two daughters, Donna Baylor (Edgar), and Cindy Brown (David); three sons, Robert N. Boyd, Jr. (Dot), Ronald Boyd (Terri), and Robert J. Blanchette (Charity); brother, George Gladback, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many other loving family members and friends. Robert touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him. The family will receive friends on Monday prior to the service from 1PM-2PM at the funeral home.