July 22, 1939 – Dec. 26, 2022
Howard Don Boyd, 83, of Jayess, died Dec. 26, 2022, at the Asbury Hospice House in Hattiesburg. He was born July 22, 1939, in Walthall County (Enon community).
Funeral services were Dec. 27, 2022, at Enon Baptist Church in Jayess, burial in Enon Cemetery, Rev. David Hedden officiating.
Boyd was a member of Enon Baptist Church and a lifetime member of Enon Masonic Lodge where he held a Master’s Degree. He was superintendent at Great American Wirebound Box Co. for 46 years until his retirement. He was also an Army National Guard veteran.
Boyd had many talents which included being an electrician and a noted horse trainer. He loved to hunt and be in nature.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Donnie Boyd Edwards; father James Prentiss Boyd; mother Janie Wallace Boyd; three brothers; and one sister.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years Mae Boyd; daughter Dr. Carolyn Boyd Pillai (Dr. Ajit) and their children Dr. Ian Pillai (Ashley), Colin Pillai (Sierra); grandchildren; Lindsey Arnold (Ben) with their children Michael and Lila; Natalie Wallace (Dr. Rob) and their child Robbie; and Katy Edwards.
Pallbearers were his nephews, Tommy Boyd, Mickey Boyd, Terry Boyd, Ronnie Holmes; Calvin McEwen and Milton Dunaway.
Honorary pallbearers were the members of his Sunday School Class.
Capps Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hartmanhughesfuneralhome.com