Thomas (Tom) Boyd, 89, passed away on January 31, 2017. He was born in Charlotte, NC and resided there for 85 years. He relocated to Austin, Texas in November of 2012.
Tom loved spending time with his family at the beach. He enjoyed fishing, riding motorcycles (he and his wife (Ginny) took two cross country trips), golfing, he had a great love for music - and was a Drum Major in his high school marching band. He graduated from Harding High School in 1947 and was a lifetime member of the Alumni Association.
Tom went to church his whole life and was always an active member, due to his strong faith.
Tom proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was employed by Duke Power and retired after 40 years of service.
Tom was a Jaycee Sponsor Coordinator for many years and member of the Honda Goldwing Road Rider's Association.
Tom was a man of his word whose strength in life was as strong as his handshake. He was always there to help, listen and give stern advice at times.
Tom is survived by and will be dearly missed by his son, Dan Boyd (Sandy); daughter, Darlene Quinn (Richard); grandchildren, Michael and (Christy) Boyd, Ashley Boyd, Brian and (Ginger) Boyd, Lauren Quinn, Thomas Quinn, April Londo and (Justin Nisiewicz); step-children, Conrad Bookout, Jimmy and (Lorin) Bookout, Marti and (Andy) Anderson; niece, Susan Derby, nephew, Gary Boyd and many cousins; great-grandchildren: Avery, Lillian, Ellis, Wren, and Ember Boyd. He is also survived by his special "Lady Friend", Lee McClellan. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Virginia (Ginny) Boyd; second wife of 2 years, Martha Bookout Boyd; children; Tommy Jr. and Donald; his parents, John and Emma Boyd, and his brother, Harold Boyd.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2017 at Weed-Corley-Fish Lake Travis, 411 Ranch Road 620 South, Lakeway, TX.
The family would like to thank the staff of Atria Merrywood (Charlotte, NC) and Brookdale Lakeway (Austin, TX).