Farming Rural 01

Robert "Mike" M. Boyd

May 8, 1948 ~ March 18, 2022 (age 73)

Obituary

Robert “Uncle Mike” Mitchell Boyd, 73, passed away on March 18, 2022, at his sister’s family farm near Bergholz, Ohio where he had lived for the past 13 years. Sadly, he missed passing on Saint Patrick’s Day by one day which would have been a hoot to him as he truly engulfed his Irish Heritage. His favorite song was Danny Boy. He was born May 8, 1948, at Ohio Valley Hospital in Steubenville, Ohio. Mike was the son of John M. Boyd and Betty Jean (White) Boyd with whom he traveled as a service brat all over the country for 19 years.

He graduated in 1966 from Mission Viejo High School and Irvine College in California where he was in a pilot program of Special Education. He worked at DeNoon Lumber and Kobacker’s Shoe Warehouse for a short time and spent the rest of his years living with his parents and helping on the Glenn Family Farm. He was in charge of bringing in the firewood, mowing the grass and loved to help out in the hay.

One of his favorite memories was helping at the Jefferson County Fair where he was Grand Marshall of the parade. He was every proud of the fact that he helped restore the Mooretown Civil War Monument on Yellow Creek and was very proud that he had his great grandfather’s Civil War reunion photo put on an Ohio historical marker at the monument.

Mike has left behind his sister and brother-in-law, Curt and Virginia (Boyd) Glenn, as well as 8 nieces and nephews, and 7 great nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all but especially by his cousin, Beth Boyd (Todd) Trimmer, whom he spent much time with over the years. The most memorable time in his life was when he was honored to walk Beth down the isle when she was married.

Mike is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Halford Murry Boyd and John Malcom Boyd Jr.; he sadly missed his very close and special cousin, Tommy (Shirley) Boyd with whom he spent much time with over the years.

The family will have a private service at their convenience, and he will be interred at Mt. Zion Church Cemetery.

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