Joe A. Boyd, 83, of Texas Corner Road, New Enterprise, passed away on April 3, 2020 after a battle with cancer. He was born on January 28, 1937 in New Enterprise; son of the late Jerome and Eva (Stiffler) Boyd. On August 4, 1958 in Lost Creek, WV, he was united in marriage to Beth (Randolph) Boyd who survives. Joe was a Class of 1956 graduate of Replogle School and a member of the Bell 7th Day Baptist Church in Salemville. He was janitor at the Replogle School for 6 years and retired from E.F. Smith Trucking. Joe enjoyed John Deer Tractors, die-cast toy collecting, attending auctions, and making apple butter with his family. He was involved with the NBC Food Bank, the Southern Cove Power Reunion, and was a volunteer worker at the Southern Cove Fire Company Turkey Dinners. He was preceded in death by sisters Shirley (Boyd) Richards and Mary (Boyd) Ellis. Surviving are his wife Beth; son Rodney Boyd and wife Sheila of Everett; daughter Christina Thorngate and husband David of Little Genesee, NY; son Joe Allen Boyd of Everett; daughter Joan Patterson and husband Jerry of New Enterprise; daughter Betsy Francke and husband Daniel of Port Matilda; as well as 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Due to recent COVID-19 regulations and restrictions, immediate services will be held privately and a Celebration of Life Service will take place at a later date. Please check the funeral home website for information when it becomes available. Interment will be in Salemville Cemetery. If so desired, Memorial Contributions in Joe’s name can be made to the NBC Food Pantry. Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home, LLC (weaversfh.com); Woodbury.
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