October 19, 1924 - October 25, 2017
The Rev. William O. Boyd, retired Rector Emeritus of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator in Washington, Ga. passed away on October 25, 2017 at the age of 93. He was born in Brownsville, TN, and was married for 48 years to his beloved wife Betty, who preceded him in death in 2002. He is survived by his sister Mary Moore of Hoschton, GA, his son Will (wife Beth) of Spartanburg, SC and his daughter Libbet Turner (husband Rich) of Warner Robins, GA, as well as four grandchildren: Trey Boyd (wife Julie), Graham Boyd (fiancé Emily Pontieri), James Turner, and Simon Turner. He had lived in Washington since 1972. Bill graduated from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, and then Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA. He was ordained into the Episcopal Priesthood in 1953 and served parishes in Morristown, TN, Cedartown, GA, and Greensboro, GA, as well as in Washington. He served on a number of diocesan committees and contributed his skills through his ministry to the betterment of God’s kingdom for many years. Bill was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Army Air Corps in the European theater. After his discharge, he was later commissioned as an officer in the Army Reserve, serving as a Chaplain and retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Bill was devoted to the support of his family and their interests, particularly his children’s sports, band, and club activities, and Betty’s continual to-do lists. He was a very active member of the Washington Kiwanis Club. He was a skilled woodworker, and a part of him lives on in the furniture and other projects he made that grace many homes. He particularly enjoyed living in the Victorian cottage that he and Betty painstakingly restored. One of his greatest loves was his association with the Church of the Mediator, which he served and led faithfully as Rector for 18 years, and then was blessed to continue to attend until his death. He was also blessed by the continuing support and love by the town of Washington, and both were better for his having been a resident. Although he is gone in body, his spirit lives on and we have all been blessed by his life well lived. Bill faithfully supported the Episcopal Church of the Mediator and the American Cancer Society, and in lieu of flowers, please consider donating to either of these two institutions. A funeral with full military honors celebrating the life of William O. Boyd will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Church of the Mediator. Visitation will be at the home at 210 E. Robert Toombs Ave from 5-7pm on Friday November 3.
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