January 19, 2018
Marcus Boyd age 85 of Smithville, passed away Thursday January 18, 2018 at his residence in Smithville. He was born April 4, 1932 in Vansant, VA, to his parents, the late Marion Rendew and Laura Myrtle Hale Boyd. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Angie Johnson Boyd; first wife, Loretta Breeding Boyd; infant daughter, Harriett Elizabeth Boyd; brothers, Ardue, Milton, Walter, Rendew, Jr., and Irson Boyd; sisters, Mary Cook, Myrtle and Vernie Baldwin, Trula Greenwood and Nell Stiltner. Marcus was a Charter Member and Trustee of Big Fox Community Church and attended The Baptist Tabernacle, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was retired from Federal Mogul. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Boyd of Smithville; son, Tim (Dianne) Boyd of Michigan; daughter, Belinda Randolph of Smithville; brother, James Thurman Boyd of Vansant, VA; step-children, Melisa (Greg) Muskopf and Nikki Johnson and the late John Johnson of Smithville; grandchildren, Abby Vogel, Lisa Arnold, Andy Boyd, Heidi Boyd, Kellen Curtis, Garrett Muskopf, Madelyn Johnson and Adam Johnson. Funeral services in Smithville will be 7:PM Friday, January 19, 2018 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Garry McBride and Tim Pack officiating. Visitation will be Friday 10 AM until the time of the service at 7 PM. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the Big Fox Community Church with Bros. Lester Boyd and Edward Tiller officiating and burial will follow in the FMF Boyd Cemetery in Vansant, VA. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations please be made to the Harmony Center in Knoxville for Foster Children, those donations can be made at the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.