Robert (Bob) Boyd, 87, passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at his home, surrounded by family.

Bob was born on May 3, 1927, in Greenville, SC, to William and Mabel Boyd. He began college at Clemson. He served in the Navy at the end of World War II and graduated with a business degree from The Citadel.

He spent his entire working career in the carpet business, the last 32 years as the owner of Boyd’s Carpet Showroom in Midland, TX, where he raised his family.

Survivors: Wife, Carol Steele Boyd; children, Bruce Boyd (Lori), Jennifer New (Larry), Timothy Boyd (Dianne), Dinah Zapatka (Tom), Debra Wallace (Nick), Jay Steele (Margaret), Laura Corley (Kevin); sister, Claire Weston; and brother, Bud Boyd (Alice); fifteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.

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