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John William Boyd, 95, of Lincoln, died
Sunday, April 19, 2009, at 12:50 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Lincoln.
The family invites you to a "celebration of life"
for their beloved father, grandfather,
great-grandfather and friend. The service will be at
1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev.
David Mitchell, the Rev. Jesse Cavness and the Rev.
Steve Owens officiating.
Burial will be in Union
Cemetery, with military rites conducted by American
Legion Post 263.
Mr. Boyd retired from Lehn & Fink and was an ad
inserter at the Lincoln Courier.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945 and
was a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge in World
He was born March 1, 1914, in Franklin County to
Noah and Katie Miller Boyd. He married Annabelle
Brown on Sept. 30, 1950. They were later divorced,
and he married Mazel Richardson on July 18, 1975.
She preceded him in death on March 25, 2000.
He is survived by two daughters, Joann (and Bucky)
Washam of Lincoln and Carolyn (and Don) Goforth of
Lincoln; a daughter-in-law, Dottie Richardson of
Columbia, Mo.; five sons, Alan (and Kate) Boyd of
Springfield, Bobby (and Margaret) Richardson of De
Soto, Jerry (Vertus) Richardson of Delavan, Johnnie
(Sue) Richardson of Kansas City, Kan., and Art (and
Gloria) Hofer of Decatur; 16 grandchildren; and 31
He was also preceded in death by one sister, six
brothers, one son and one grandson.
He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church
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