Charles Franklin "Chuck" Boyd

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Sumter, SC ............... Charles Franklin "Chuck" Boyd age 76, beloved husband of 40 years to Patricia Effie Wilson Boyd, was called to his Heavenly home on Monday, October 30, 2017 at Palmetto Health Tuomey.

Born in North Augusta, SC, he was the son of the late Hammond W. Boyd and Maybell Mayson Boyd. Mr. Boyd was a member of the U.S. Air Force where he served in Vietnam. Chuck retired in 1979, after 20 years of service, at the rank of TSGT. After his career in the Air Force, Chuck worked in Civil Service as a supply supervisor. Chuck believed in total equality between people and never saw color when he met anyone. He was a very proud veteran and loved his country, but more than that, Chuck loved God and his church family. He was a faithful member of Northside Memorial Baptist Church. He was a good and loving father to all of his children. His true joy in life was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be remembered as a very loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Surviving in addition to his wife are: two sons, David A. Boyd and his wife Katherine and Stephen Smotts and his wife Cathy both of Sumter; four daughters, Barbara deJong and her husband Teddy of Jackson, SC, Stephanie Matlock and her husband Michael of Jackson, SC, Sharon Burr and her fiancée Tim Varner of Sumter and Janet Ross and her husband Benny of Sumter; twelve grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; two brothers, George H. Boyd and his wife Phyllis of Jackson, SC and Dewey H. Boyd and his wife Judy of Belvedere, SC and Chuck's special canine companion, Misty.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Northside Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Neal Sweet and Tommy Rogers officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors.

The family will receive friends, on Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 5-7 pm at Bullock Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Northside Memorial Baptist Church, 1004 N. Main St., Sumter, SC 29153.

You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family's guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.