P. David Boyd, 72

P. David Boyd, 72, North Manchester, passed away in his residence on July 19, 2018, at 4:30 p.m.

Born on Nov. 14, 1945, David was the son of John and Donna Hoff and Delmar E. and Ester L. (Wolf) Boyd.

After attending Laketon High School, David worked a variety of jobs to support his family, most notably for Hatfield Electric, Warsaw, and later retired from U.S Gypsum in 1993. When David was younger, he served as a volunteer fireman at Lagro Fire Department. He enjoyed coaching his sons' youth baseball teams and also enjoyed playing slow pitch softball. Some of David's favorite things to do included riding his motorcycle, fishing, camping with his family, and hunting, though he was a hunter who never killed anything. David was a member of the Moose and Eagles, both of North Manchester, Indiana.

P. David Boyd is survived by his wife, Carol Boyd, North Manchester; five sons, David (Valerie) Boyd, Urbana,  Robi Boyd, John (Carrie) Boyd, James Boyd and Dale (Theresa) Cooper Jr., all of North Manchester; four daughters, Helen (Dave) Tester, Laketon,  Heather (Rod) Emerick, North Manchester,  Karen (James) Black, South Whitley, and Kandy (Kenneth) Bohde, Churubusco; one brother, Tim Hoff, Rochester; two sisters, Carol Sue Watts, North Manchester and Donna (Rick) Steg, Peru; 29 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Donna Hoff and Delmar and Ester Boyd; three brothers, John Hoff, Joe Hoff and John Hetzner.

Family and friends may call Wednesday, July 25, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Funeral services will begin on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary. Pastor

J.P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley St., North Manchester.
For those who wish to honor the memory of P. David Boyd, memorial contributions may be made to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, to assist the family with final expenses.

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Posted on 2018 Jul 24