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Thomas Raymond Dudley Boyd, age 70, of Grand Rapids, MI passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 13, 2020.  He was born May 11, 1950, in Evansville, Indiana to the late Thomas Raymond Dudley and Lillian Deloris (Wilhite) Boyd.  Tom proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal.  On June 29, 1991, Tom married Geraldine “Geri” Dahlke, in Grand Rapids.  He was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing, but most of all he loved spending time with his family and extended family.

Suvivors include his wife of 29 years, Geri; 2 sons, TJ (Jamie) Boyd and Ryan Lambert; 2 grandchildren, Zach and Kaylee Nugent; 2 brothers, Roland (Janet) Boyd and Bruce (Sharon) Boyd; sister, Angie (Bobby Dillon) Ellis; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends; and Lula Bell Dillon who was like a second mother to Tom.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Jerri.

Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at Graceland Memorial Park, 4341 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, with military honors being rendered by Kent County Honor Guard and the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006, exclusive providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Candy bentle on September 16, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Many prayers to your family this week. Adam is my son in law and I am so sorry for your family’s loss.

  2. Angela Ellis on September 17, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Rest in peace Big Brother! I will forever miss your wisdom your laughter and your smile! You will forever be in my heart!

  3. james hart on September 18, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    a man who was to the point,caring,sharing,always had a good thing to say,, and would search out the good in people.i will genuinly miss him,,R.I.P. my friend,,see you on the other side.god bless

  4. geraldine Boyd on September 27, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    to the man of my life i miss you more then anyone could miss someone you was my best friend my love my world intel i see you again i love you with everything i have your wife gerri

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