Fred L. Boyd

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Fred L. Boyd, 78, of Houston, Texas, left this world and peacefully entered into God's glory on Monday, March 24th, at Conroe Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving wife, Drusilla and children, Eric and Wendi. Fred grew up on a farm in Oxford, Pennsylvania, where he nurtured a natural talent for music and sports, and graduated from Oxford High School in 1954. Serving in the United States Air Force for 3 1/2 years brought Fred to Lubbock, Texas, where he met his bride of 55 years, Drusilla Hobbs. They moved to Florida where Fred graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical Institute in 1961 to pursue his passion and career in aviation as a pilot and authorized inspector. Throughout his career he accumulated more than 25,000 flight hours flying everything from Stearman crop dusters in West Texas to Lear jets for George R. Brown and Highland Resources. His passion and talent in choral music followed him everyplace he lived. He led Methodist Church revivals and welcomed any opportunity to sing in the tenor section of multiple choirs. He especially enjoyed the Clear Lake United Methodist Church Choir. Fred was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and champion of anyone who needed extra encouragement in challenging circumstances. He is survived by his wife Drusilla, son Eric, daughter and son-in-law Wendi and Bryan Threlkeld; grandchildren Justin, Dillon and Michaela Boyd, Nicholas and Nathan Threlkeld, Megan Fishman; great-grandchildren Harley, Zoey and, Kristopher; sister Yvonne Herr; sister-in-law and husband, Elaine and Nick Fry; nephew Michael Feeney; nieces Karen Feeney, Staci Flournoy and Ginger Nye; and best friends Ronnie and Pat McClellan. Memorial gifts may be given to the Clear Lake United Methodist Church Music Excellence Fund or Building Fund. A memorial service was held Saturday, March 29th at Clear Lake United Methodist Church.


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Published on from Mar. 31 to Apr. 13, 2014
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