Lawrence Maurice Boyd

Born: Sun., Feb. 4, 1940
Died: Wed., Jun. 23, 2010

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Lawrence “Larry” Maurice Boyd, age 70, of Greensboro, GA, formerly of Asheville, NC, died Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at the Athens Regional Medical Center. He was born on February 4, 1940 in Oneida, New York to the late Albert Clayton Boyd and Mary Viola Hovey Boyd. He was a graduate of Oneida High School in 1957 and the State University of New York at Brockport in 1961. After graduation he married the former Sandra Gail Hardwick. He began his professional life as a teacher, first at Barnard Elementary School and then at Hover Drive School in Rochester, NY. He was most known as a manufacturer’s representative in the furniture industry from 1982 until 2007. After retiring, they moved to Greene County in August of 2009 to the Del Webb Community. He was a past member of the First Presbyterian Church in Asheville where he was a deacon, elder and sang bass in the choir; and since moving to Greensboro was a member of the Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church. His many interests included golfing, grandchildren and being quite a handyman. He was very athletic in high school playing point guard in basketball, shortstop in baseball and quarterback/linebacker in football. He also enjoyed the theater in high school and college and later became very active in the Asheville Community Theater. He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Sandra Gail Hardwick Boyd of Greensboro, GA; two sons, Ned H. Boyd and wife Jean of Logansport, IN and their children, Grace, Kay and Caroline Boyd and LtCol Darren S. Boyd USMC and wife Pamela of Oceanside, CA and their children, Emily and Samantha Boyd and grandchildren Jack and Brandon Boyd who live with their mother in Wilmington, NC; one sister, Kay Arlene Balfour of Inverness, FL, and step siblings Carol, Olivia and Judy and Albert Clayton Boyd, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL. Memorial Services will be held Monday, June 28, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church, 113 Scott Road, Eatonton, GA 31024 with Dr. Joe King officiating. The honorary pall bearers are Maj Herbert Clayton “Sparky” Bollinger Jr., USMC, Dick Enter Jr., Jim Gray, Troy Hawkins, John Hoag, Jim Jordan, Ron Karpola, Bob LaClaire, Rob Nielsen, Chuck Peterson, Doug Sugars, Tom Tracy, and “Ghetto Garage Bunch”. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m.; and will gather after the service at the Clubhouse at Del Webb from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. His cremains will be scattered at a later date at Craggy Pinnacle near Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Memorial contributions may be made to CarePartners Hospice Foundation, P. O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813 or Humane Society, P. O. Box 2283, Inverness, FL 34451-0924. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Pete Phillips
   Posted Sat June 26, 2010
To: Larry's family, Larry and I grew up together at the beach and remained close until we headed to different colleges. I remember Larry, Kay and Al as vividly as if it was yesterday. May our God bless you and comfort you in your loss of a great person and fellow "Beach Kid". Pete Phillips

Paul and Shirley Simchik
   Posted Sat June 26, 2010 sorry to hear of Larry's passing. He will always be in our hearts and prayers as will you and the boys. A truly, truly great friend and person. Was glad to see him and meet you at the 50th and sorry we had to miss last year at the lake. Hope to see you in the future. If we can ever help or be of service...please don't hesitate to let us know. Love...Paul and Shirley

   Posted Sat June 26, 2010
With my deepest sympathy to the entire Boyd family on the passing of my dear friend Larry. Larry and I worked together for many years under some difficult circumstances; but we both managed to survive to reach retirement. Larry was a true gentleman and friend and I will always miss him. Sincerely, Lee Andrews

Ruth Hendrix
   Posted Sun June 27, 2010
It has been a great pleasure to have met and gotten to know a little of Larry Boyd. I came to know him as he and his vibrant bride began their active adult lifestyle at Del Webb at Lake Oconee. All the friends and family of Larry, I mourn for your loss, but I can only smile when I think of him. Larry, always gave me the joyous greeting,the warmest smile,...he had that twinkle in his eye... Jesus,Mary and Joesph Peace Ruth

Linda Q. & Ned Corman
   Posted Mon June 28, 2010
Larry Boyd was Best Man for our wedding, 1968. Our marriage followed 55 days after he and Sandy had introduced us at a blind date. Larry was a wonderful man and dear friend and rock for us, present and not. The world lost an important shaft of light June 23. We send our condolences to Sandy, Larry’s family and sister, Kay, his friends and hope all will raise a glass of Genesee Cream Ale or other libation, today, and many more times, in Larry’s memory. South planned the play. Sincerely, Linda Q. & Ned Corman

Bob and Mary Griswold
   Posted Mon June 28, 2010
We are so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. His smile and generous spirit will be missed. We are praying for your family.

Ned H. Boyd
   Posted Mon June 28, 2010
Dad, I love you. Can't wait to see you again. nb

Cecil & Kathy Shoemaker
   Posted Mon June 28, 2010
Ned and family, please accept our condolences upon the passing of your dad. Upon reading his obituary, I can see what a strong influence he was upon your musical education.

Bill & Amy Fasano
   Posted Mon June 28, 2010
To The Boyd Family, Our last memory is of Larry and Sandy dancing the night away at the pool party on Saturday night and that's how we will always remember Larry. Our prayers are with you. Bill and Amy Fasano

Larry & Pamela Vescuso
   Posted Tue June 29, 2010
Our sincere condolences in the loss of your husband and father. He will be truly missed by his Del Webb family.

Albert Boyd
   Posted Tue June 29, 2010
Wish I had known you better my brother.

Lindsay Mastro
   Posted Tue June 29, 2010
I was truly saddened to hear of Larry Boyd's passing. My heartfelt thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to Larry's family. I knew Larry for a period of time in the late 90's when he represented our furniture line , Grace Mfg. Co. Inc. with associates Mitch Andrews and others. We grew close to him in our bi-annual meetings at the High Point NC furniture market each Spring and Fall and loved his easy-going style. It was a grueling event always but he seemed to make it much more pleasant. It seemed everyone liked him as did I. He always had a big smile , a kind word and an occassional corny, recycled joke typical of the consumate professional salesman he was. Larry really didn't sell his furniture lines . . . he just sort of talked to the buyer and that seemed to work for him well. He was a dear soul and I will miss him even though I have not seen him for several years now. Here's to you Larry . . . I'll hoist a BFLD in your honor even though it may be an unsweetened iced tea. Rest In Peace Brother . . . Your Final Sale has been closed. Try not to sell anything to St. Peter Larry . . . I hear he's heard all the sales lines before. Lindsay Mastro

   Posted Tue June 29, 2010
Larry, Dad, Papa - I am so in awe of how much your life meant to so many people, including mine. You were not mine by birthright, but by pure love....something that can never be replaced. You are so missed even after a few short days and I know as time goes on this will not lessen. God has made you whole again and you are no longer in pain, instead we are in pain without you. Just know I will take care of our Nana Banana and your Boys. I will also make sure those young ladies of yours continue to make you proud. I love you and miss you so much.

Bonnie Mastro
   Posted Tue June 29, 2010
I met Larry in High Point, NC, as we worked together selling my company's goods (Grace Mfg.). Such a sweet man! I was very happy to read about his 'real' life and know he will be missed. I have such good memories of his great sense of humor and he always brought a smile into the room. May God bless you with His peace in the midst of this loss with the knowledge that Larry is now in His care.

Janet Harrington Bright
   Posted Thu July 01, 2010
I only knew Larry through being in the highschool play with him, and seeing him play sports. He was outgoing, friendly and a leader. You must have had a wonderful family life.

Lori Hornsby
   Posted Thu July 01, 2010
I remember Mr. Boyd as a wonderful father figue when I needed one as a teen-ager. Although I haven't seen him in the 20+ years since graduating high school, I will always cherish the fond memories I have of him and Mrs. Boyd. I offer my heart-felt sympathies to Mrs. Boyd, Darren, and Ned and their families. While the sadness and emptiness lingers in his absence, I pray you will be comforted and sustained by our great Comforter.

Nance Baranowski
   Posted Sun July 04, 2010
I attended Brockport with Larry. I have fond memories of he and I student teaching in the campus school. The second or third day of student teaching our critic teacher got sick and he and I were IT for the duration of the time in 8th grade. Scary but Larry got me through it. Thanks Larry, because of you I continued on in student teaching and taught for 34 yrs. Missing you. NANCE Bleekman Baranowski class of '61

Nance Baranowski
   Posted Mon July 05, 2010
Part 2-Sorry I mixed up Larry and another classmate. Senior moment no doubt. When someone from the class of '61 passes we all remember the wonderful times at Brockport. My sincere apology for not remembering Larry correctly. Sincere sympathy to Sandy and family. NANCE