William Earl Boyd

January 17, 1957 - May 23, 2023
William Earl Boyd

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William Earl Boyd, 66, resident of Bath, passed away on May 23, 2023 at Duke Hospital of Durham, NC in the presence of family.

William was born on January 17, 1957 to the late Hugh and Audrey (Sikes) Boyd in Washington, NC. He had a deep love for his family and enjoyed the outdoors. William enjoyed entertaining with family and friends, especially cooking out on the grill. He was well known for his annual 4th of July pig picking. He also found joy spending time on the farm surrounded by nature, tending his vegetable garden, and crafting his woodworking projects. William was a member and had served as an Elder of the River City Christian Center in Washington along with his wife Vickie.

William is survived by his loving wife Vickie, two sons, William Craig (Elizabeth) Boyd, Christopher Michael (Sarah) Boyd: daughter, Candice Boyd (Todd) Lowder: two sisters, Audrey Elaine (Mitch) Biggs and Karen Leigh Boyd. His grandchildren: Ryan, Amelia, and Jacob (children of Craig & Elizabeth): Elijah, Gracie, and Georgia (children of Candice & Todd): Samuel, Lily, Clara, Charlotte, Luke, Mary, and Micah (children of Christopher & Sarah).

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service Chapel located at 4500 Hwy 264 E. Washington, NC at 2:00pm. The family will receive guests prior at 1:00pm till the funeral hour.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude by Clicking HERE

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to be assisting the Boyd family.

Memorial Service

Saturday, May 27, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Service - Directions
4500 US Highway 264 East
Washington, NC 27889

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Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service
  • Saturday, May 27, 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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  • February 20, 2024
    Amelia Boyd says:
    I love you.

  • July 11, 2023
    Robert says:
    I worked with Billy many years at BW and the 5 other companies. He was a great man and smart as a whip! He will be missed by so many co workers and prayers for the family. RIP Billy

  • June 03, 2023
    Chris Dixon says:
    Was so sad to hear of Billy's passing. We worked together for years. When I saw Billy coming down the hall smiling, I knew he always had a joke for me. We laughed together all the time. God Bless you Boyd family.

  • May 30, 2023
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  • May 29, 2023
    Reita Elks says:
    I am so sorry to hear of Billy's passing.I worked with him at Burroughs Welcome.He was such a nice,Christian man.He loved family so much I have all of you in my prayers.Hes singing with the angels now and will have lots to show you one day. .

  • May 27, 2023
    James E Howard says:
    I worked for and with Billy at Thermo Fisher. He was a good person to work for and a good man to work with. He will be missed. I am proud to have known him.

  • May 27, 2023
    Amy K Harris says:
    Vickie and family, So sorry to hear about the passing of Billy. He was a co-worker, but most of all he was a good friend. I could always count on him for a ride to work in bad weather, with me returning the favor on days when he needed a ride in to work. We often talked about our families and activities. You could see his love for you all when he talked about the grandkids going crabbing on the pier in the summer time, Halloween parties at Derrick and Arlene's, getting ready for his annual pig cooking, Vickie and her sister's Christmas in July gatherings, going to see Candace and her family, helping Vickie get ready for Christmas, ... He loved you all. I will surly miss Billy and am thankful for his friendship. Sending continuous prayers to each of you. Amy and Robert Harris

  • May 27, 2023
    Phillip McRoy says:
    I am sorry for your loss God needs him now! Becky and I will pray for family. Phil&Becky McRoy

  • May 27, 2023
    Bonner and Pam Hawkins says:
    Vickie, we are praying His perfect peace and comfort for you and your family. "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let "not" your heart be troubled; neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

  • May 27, 2023
    Mark and Dana Wuntke says:
    May our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ provide peace and comfort that passes all understanding. Our daughter, Sarah who is married to Chris often spoke of the love and devotion that Billy displayed towards their seven (grand) children. It was a beautiful moment when we learned that Billly spoke to the grandchildren and others from his hospital bed and gave them words of encouragement and love. This speaks volumes of Billy's character and love of family. May Vickie continue to stand on the Rock which is Christ Jesus and his word and promises now and in the days ahead.

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  • May 26, 2023
    Johnny Woolard says:
    Vickie & family; So sorry to hear of your loss, may the Lord give each of you the comfort you need in the days and weeks to come. May you cherish the many fond memories you have of Billy .

  • May 26, 2023
    Dwight & Jan Davenport says:
    Our prayers remain with all of you. I can't imagine how hard this journey has been for you. We loved Billy and we know he loves Jesus. We know we will see him again.

  • May 26, 2023
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  • May 25, 2023
    John Turner says:
    Billy was a mentor to me in my early days of work as an intern. I will always appreciate his sowing into me. He was a great man of character. I know he will be missed. May God comfort your family.

  • May 25, 2023
    John says:
    Prayers for your family. Billy was a man to be honored my many and certainly by me. He openly taught me on the job with genuine care. I will always remember him and speak to others about his genuine character. John T.

  • May 25, 2023
    Sandy Selvy Mullis says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Sending love to the family. Sandy & Rick Mullis

  • May 25, 2023
    Benita Lagcher says:
    I carpooled with Billy going to work in Greenville. He was a friend to everyone and helped many. My prayers are with the family.

  • May 25, 2023
    Robin Alligood says:
    Billy was always so kind and willing to help anyone. I know you all are exhausted but Billy is rested and back whole. He will be truly missed but you all have such wonderful memories. Thinking of you all. Love you.

  • May 25, 2023
    Dana K. Phillips says:
    I'm deeply saddened to hear of Billy's passing. He was such a kind and caring neighbor. He will be missed.

  • May 25, 2023
    Larry Beeman says:
    Sorry for your loss. Worked with Billy in Greenville, N.C. Good man who loved his family.

  • May 25, 2023
    Kim windley says:
    Billy was a friend an also family. He married my first cousin Vickie an has been a long time friend. I feel for Vickie an the whole family. I pray they will all be so happy Billy is with Jesus an out of pain. With time anJesus you all will be fine

  • May 25, 2023
    Nell Toler says:
    Karen and family. So sorry for the loss of your brother. May you have peace and comfort during this time and the days ahead. You know he is at peace and not suffering anymore

  • May 25, 2023
    Joann J Sullivan says:
    Prayers for the Family --JoannJefferson Sullivan

  • May 25, 2023
    Charles Ibele says:
    I met Billy when he joined the Burroughs Wellcome Instrumentation group in Greenville. I worked with him when he moved into Automation, and as the site ownership changed, eventually he led the Instrumentation and Electrical group. He was a great coworker, an outstanding leader, and I was proud to call him a friend. May the family find comfort in the prayers of all who knew him.

  • May 25, 2023
    Mark and Nora Jo Woolard says:
    So sorry for your loss. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God continue to bless each of you.

  • May 25, 2023
    Charles B. Latham, Jr. says:
    Dear Family, I am saddended for your loss of Billy. He is a good man, faithful husband and father, a role model for young men everywhere. I pray the comfort of the sure knowledge that he is now enjoying the Presence of the Lord Jesus Christ will be yours even as you miss him being here with you. Hold fast to your good memories and trust to see him again; know that the many who prayed for his recovery are now praying for your comfort. God bless you. Sincerely, Charles B. Latham, Jr.

  • May 24, 2023
    Sandra McCann says:
    Billy was a student helper in my class as a senior in high school my first year of teaching. He was extremely bright and really made my first year easier. I will always remember him! He was such a good person and very knowledgeable. I also had the pleasure of teaching his children. Please accept my condolences as I know how hard it is to lose a loved one.

  • May 24, 2023
    Lou Waters says:
    Vickie and family, you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • May 24, 2023
    Gloria Stox says:
    To all the family…he always spoke of you all. He was so proud of his family. We worked together at Thermo and had interesting times, to say the least. When he retired, we got into playing WORD together and almost every night until 10:00pm! Texting back and forth events in our day. I will miss him. He became a very good friend. I know he will be missed by so many. Continued prayers for you all. May you find peace and comfort from God as only he can give. My Love to all.

  • May 24, 2023
    J J. Waters says:
    Sorry for your loss

  • May 24, 2023
    Chris Lambert says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May you find peace.

  • May 24, 2023
    Luette Cuthrell says:
    Vickie and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Billy’s passing. I know every effort was made to preserve his life. I pray for God’s strength and comfort for your family during this difficult time.

  • May 24, 2023
    Luette Cuthrell says:
    Vickie and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Billy’s passing. I know you all did all you could hoping to preserve his life. I pray for your strength and comfort during this difficult time.

  • May 24, 2023
    Allen Edwards says:
    I worked with Billy at Texasgulf (near Aurora, NC) between 1977-1989 in the Sulfuric Acid Electrical and Instrumentation shop. He was a great co-worker and a good friend. We pray for our Lord's loving spirit to comfort the family and friends.