September 26, 1940 - July 17, 2021
William Boyd, 80 years of Columbia, IL, passed away on July 17, 2021 in Columbia, IL. He was born September 26, 1940, in East Saint Louis to Harold Franklin and Laurretta Corine (Steiner) Boyd. He married Marilyn Day, she survives. Also surviving are son; Steven Harold Boyd, daughter; Robin (Bill) Lacefield, his sisters; Donna (Stewart) Frisch and Kathy Harres, brother-in-law; Donald Day, eight grandchildren; Andrew (Carly) Krump, Audrey Krump, Katherine Lacefield, Stephanie Boyd, Seth Boyd, Samantha Lacefield, JC and John Boland, one great-grandchild; Harper Krump, along with other relatives and friends. William was a veteran of the US Army, having served from 1958 until 1962. He graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 1968 and went on to become a teacher with the Valmeyer School District #3 for 32 years. He enjoyed photography, camping, and traveling along with dancing, reading, listening to music, and history. William was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a Civil War reenactment group in O'Fallon, Illinois. William was preceded in death by his parents; Harold and Laurretta Boyd, step-mother; Marion (Pieper) Boyd, and two sisters; Betty Sedlack and Carol Parker. Visitation will be Friday, Jul 23rd at 4PM-8PM at Leesman Funeral Home in Columbia, IL. Services will be held Leesman Funeral Home in Columbia, IL, on Saturday, July 24th at 10AM with Jim Jarvis officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be directed to Columbia Illinois Public Library. For more information, please access our website, www.leesmanfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were handled by Leesman Funeral Home.
William Boyd, 80 years of Columbia, IL, passed away on July 17, 2021 in Columbia, IL. He was born September 26, 1940, in East Saint Louis to Harold Franklin and Laurretta Corine (Steiner) Boyd. He married Marilyn Day, she survives. Also surviving... View Obituary & Service Information
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