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1010 S. White Street
P.O. Box 99
ATHENS, TN 37371-0099
Phone: 423-745-3013
Fax: 423-745-7733
Allen Boyd

Allen Douglas Boyd

Tuesday, September 16th, 1924 - Sunday, July 18th, 2021
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Allen Douglas Boyd born September 16, 1924, died Sunday, July 18, 2021 at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.
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.
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Randy Shepard

Posted at 09:11am
I am deeply saddened by the loss of my friend and mentor . Words cannot explain how much I cared for Colonel Boyd . We first met in the early 70's ( I was recently released from active duty) . He hired this unqualified kid into his section at the Air Guard. The years that followed , made me realize that I was blessed to have known Allen Boyd. He gifted me with many mementoes from his past military service ( have some on my shelf now as a reminder of Colonel Boyd ) Living away from Tennessee , I only got to see him twice in recent years . I send my love to Lucille and his family . The world was a better place because of Allen Boyd and Heaven is in joy with him there now. Ending I'll say what my last phone conversation to Colonel Boyd conveyed , " You know Colonel if weren't for You ,I'd be nothing , Love You Colonel" ... ( he discounted my comment , and signed off , "Love You ,Randy"
God bless my friend and mentor Allen Boyd
BH

Betty Hay

Posted at 10:13am
i am so sorry and Lucille please accept my sympathy for your loss. Betty

Rae Ann

Posted at 07:56pm
I am so incredibly saddened to hear this news just now. Allen was such a dear, sweet man and I will miss him very much. I am so sorry that Lucille is having to bear this. I will always remember him with love and appreciation. He was a man of high principles and intelligence who cared deeply about humanity. I'm so sorry that I didn't go see him recently, but I am so very glad that he called me a friend.
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Dr. John McKenzie

Posted at 08:35am
I remember the Boyds well. After my family moved from California we lived on Pine Street one block over from the street the Boyds lived on. They lived just up from Professor B. L. Hales house. Allen's Mother, Rosabel, served on the Athens City School
Board at the same time my Father (John E. McKenzie) did. In fact, they played a part in the building of City Park School. If I remember correctly, Rosabel and Dad both came up with the idea of naming it City Park. What a contribution Allen and his family have given to this community.






 
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Sandra Hunter Posted at 10:13am

Just heard from Daddy (Bill Snyder - Niota) about Allen's passing. I am so sorry for your family's loss. Such a fine gentleman in all ways, he was a favorite of Daddy's and appreciated your his and Miss Lucille's visits during Mama's decline. He also loved visiting y'all up on the hill. I know his passing leaves a heartache. Just wanted you to know we are thinking of and praying for you and yours at this time. Love and Sympathy: Bill Snyder- Niota Tn Sandra Snyder Hunter Thurmont Md
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