William Simonton Boyd, 101, passed away on September 2, at his home in Munford. He was born April 20, 1915 in Atoka. William was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Beryl Black Boyd and his sister, Frances Boyd Hester. He was a devoted husband and father who will be greatly missed by his family. William is survived by his four children: Bill (Joyce Jacobsen) of Middletown, CT, Bette Lolley (Bill) of Brandon, MS, Tom (Margaret Ford) of Newton, MA, and Peggy Boyd of Munford. His legacy includes being Granddaddy to ten grandchildren and Great-Granddaddy to sixteen great-grandchildren.
For most of his career, William worked at S&W Construction Company, overseeing such jobs as Poplar Plaza Shopping Center, Memphis Country Club, and an addition to the Coca Cola Bottling Plant. Before going to work for S&W, he was a home builder in Tipton County. After retirement William, oversaw the renovation of the Tipton County Court House. He was twice elected Tipton County Commissioner and served as Chairman of the Tipton County Public Works Committee.
William was an active member of the Tipton Masonic Lodge where he was Master of the Lodge. He reached the 33rd degree in the Scottish Rite and was a past Grand Commander of the Knights Templar in Tennessee.
William lived a long productive life and was well loved by all who knew him. In 2015 he celebrated his 100th birthday with 100 friends and family. He was a charter member of the Munford CAVE Club where he enjoyed many a cup of coffee with his friends.
William was a member of the Munford Presbyterian Church for many years, serving as an Elder and Deacon before returning to Salem ARP Church, where he was a member as a young man.
The family wants to express our appreciation to William's caregivers Polly Beasley, Frankie Fletcher, and Amanda Southall, RN, who have all been so kind and thoughtful while caring for him.
Services will be held at the Salem Presbyterian Church, on Tuesday, 12:00 p.m. with visitation in the sanctuary beginning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow immediately in the Salem cemetery. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Salem Presbyterian Church.
Munford Funeral Home