Jimmie Tom Boyd Jr.

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Age, 73, devoted husband and friend of many passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 in Roseville, CA, surrounded by his loving family. Jim sustained a traumatic brain injury on July 30th while visiting his vacation home in Ft. Bragg, CA, and passed away due to complications from his injury. Jim was born in Brownwood, Texas on Sept. 2,1945, the only child of Jimmie Tom & Gladys Louise (Walker) Boyd. In 1959, he and his father moved to California and settled in West Sacramento. Jim graduated from River City High School and continued to live in the West Sacramento area for 37 years. In 1978, he met his future wife, Kene G. Martin, and they married in the summer of 1979. In April 1996, the family moved to Placerville and remained there until his passing. Jim was a 3rd generation Journeyman Painter, learning the trade from his father and grandfather. He had over 50 years-experience with multiple skill levels and was a member of Painters Union Local No. 487, Sacramento, CA. Jim was a loving husband and father who enjoyed going to his step-son's football games and karate tournaments. He liked getting together with friends to play poker or Canadian snooker. He loved the outdoors and spent his free time with family and friends hunting, fishing and camping in the areas around Dunsmuir, Chester, Susanville and Fort Bragg, CA. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Terry Lee Adams; stepson, Shane Donovan Martin; and great-nephew, Shane Joseph Clause. He is survived by his loving wife, Kene of Placerville, CA; brothers, Danny (Denise) Boyd of Davis, CA, Gary Alan Boyd of Witchita Falls, TX; sisters, Mary Ann Edwards of Snyder, OK, Evelyn Wine (partner David Thom) of Libby, MT; and sister-in-law, Laurel Bockstael of Cameron Park, CA; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He appreciated his long friendships with dear friends and neighbors, too numerous to name. A private memorial for family and friends will be scheduled to celebrate Jim's life in the near future. Memorials in Jim's name can be directed to the Northern California, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Sept. 14, 2018
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