November 30, 1928 ~ November 15, 2020

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Bill Boyd was born in Asheville, NC on November 30, 1928. He passed away November 15, 2020. He was the son of Edna and Don Boyd of Asheville.

Mr. Boyd was a 1948 graduate of Lee H. Edwards High School. He attended Asheville Biltmore College.

Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served in Germany from 1950 to 1952. After his military service, he worked as a salesman for Pritchard Paint & Glass for 41 years until his retirement in 1994.

Bill loved to play golf and follow his favorite teams, the Atlanta Braves and North Carolina Tar Heels. He was a member of American Legion Post 70, and served as commander. He was also a longtime member of Abernethy United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Joel Boyd; daughter, Cynthia Boyd Martin (Jim); and granddaughters, Megan Martin Clark (Andrew) and Dr. Kelli Martin Alley (Blair).

A private service with military honors will be conducted by the Rev. Kelly Crissman at the Western Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Abernethy United Methodist Church, 1418 Patton Ave., Asheville, NC 28806.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Joel, Cynthia and family. We are saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. Bill. What a Great fellow. Lots of great memories growing up in West Asheville as neighbors. Joel, Our prayers are with you and the family. May the days ahead be filled with precious memories of Bill’s well lived life.

  2. I will miss my sweet uncle Bill loved by everyone. Never ever heard a harsh word come from this man. Blessed to have known such a wonderful person!


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