Wayne Boyd

Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Karnes and Son Funeral Home in Kenton, with the Rev. Scott Jewell officiating. Interment will follow in Hollywood Cemetery in Jackson.
The family will receive friends 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be his son, Micheal Boyd; his brothers, A.C. “Tom” Boyd, Perry Boyd and Ricky Boyd; and his nephews, Randy Boyd, Adam Crowe and Jacob Crowe. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Austin Jewell, Billy Ashe, Tom McDaniel, John Ashe, John Nixon and the nurses and staff of Union City Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where he had resided for the last three years.
He was born June 12, 1940, in Jackson, son of the late James Henry and Cozette (Ashe) Boyd of Kenton. He had owned and operated Boyd’s Tree Service in Chicago and the Satellite Restaurant and Lounge in Cocoa Beach, Fla.
For 22 years he worked as production supervisor with Jewell’s Steelworks in Rutherford. He was an avid rock-’n’-roll dancer in the 1950s, was a tournament billiards player (played the best) and once swam across the Mississippi River at Memphis. When one of his nurses asked, “Why did you do that?” Wayne replied, “To get to the other side.”
He had a great sense of humor. Most importantly, by his own witness, Wayne was born again and saved by the grace of God.
He is survived by two children, Bonnie Ann Simrayh of Lemont, Ill., and Micheal Boyd of San Jose, Calif.; five grandchildren, Leanna Boyd and Blane Boyd, both of San Jose, and Stanley Simrayh, Lydia Simrayh and Niko Simrayh, all of Lemont; his sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Austin Jewell of Dyer; three brothers and sisters-in-law, A.C. “Tom” and Sandi (Burdick) Boyd and Perry and Cathy Boyd, all of Knoxville, and Ricky and Margaret Boyd of Kenton; his sister-in-law, Linda Boyd of Dyer; and 24 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Jimmy Allen Boyd of Winder, Ga., and Earl Ray Boyd of Doraville, Ga.; three nephews, Greg Boyd of North Little Rock, Ark., Chris Boyd of Winder and Tim Gossett of Atlanta; and his niece, GeeGee Boyd of Knoxville.

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