Allen Douglas Boyd born September 16, 1924, died Sunday, July 18, 2021 at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.
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He was the son of the late John Henry Boyd, Sr. and Rosabel White Boyd. He was preceded in death by his brother, John H. Boyd, Jr. and sister, Phyllis Majorie Boyd Bohannon.
He served with the 380th Bomb Group and with the 375th Troop carrier Group in the South Pacific during World War II. Later he joined the 134th Air refueling Group at McGhee Tyson Air Base and transitioned into KC97 aircraft and then into the KC135. He served on the Pentagon Air National Guard Personnel Advisory Council completing over 41 years of active and reserve military duty.
He was President of The National Guard Association of Tennessee from 1970-1972. After retiring from the military Colonel Boyd serve as Executive Director of The United Way of McMinn County for five years.
He attended Athens local schools and was a graduate of University of Tennessee, Auburn University Graduate School, and Air War College, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL.
He was a former President of The Athens Jaycees, a past officer and Director of The Athens Kiwanis Club, and Elder in The Mars Hill Presbyterian Church and a member of the Kappa Tau Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta.
For many years he was an avid golfer and enthusiastic patron of the Springbrook Golf and Country Club and Friday night supper group.
He is survived by his wife of years, Lucille Dooley Boyd of Athens; son Dr. Allen D. Boyd, Jr. and wife Claire of Sedona, AZ; daughter, Laura Lucille Boyd and husband Marion Brinkley Morse, Houston, TX; and three grandsons, Nicholas James Boyd and Evan Reece Boyd of Sedona, AZ and Brinkley Allen Morse of Houston, TX; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the United Way, 313 Maple Street, Athens, TN 37303; McMinn County Regional Humane Society, 219 Alford Street, Athens, TN 37303; Mars Hill Presbyterian Church, 205 N. Jackson Street, Athens, TN 37303; or to your preferred charity.