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Donald R "Buck" Boyd
Aug 28,1937 - Jan 24, 2015
Posted by: Martha Reddout


Donald R. "Buck" Boyd was born in Carnegie, OK on August 28, 1937 to Amos S. and Sarah Alice (Powers) Boyd. He passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015 at his home surrounded by family at the age of 77 years, 4 months and 26 days.

Buck was the third of six children and at the young age of five the family moved to Erick. He attended schools at Dabney and later Erick before Buck ventured off to California for the first time when he was sixteen. He returned to Oklahoma and found employment working pipeline for Shamrock Construction. He was an all-around cowboy and competed in calf roping, bull dogging, bronc riding and bull riding. He met the love of his life Lavonne Childress while in California and on New Year’s Eve 1958 he made her his wife. In August of 1959, they welcomed their only son, Bucky Donald into the world. Buck and Lavonne lived in the Texola area where Buck began his farming career in 1960. He farmed wheat, cotton, corn and peanuts as well as having a cow/calf operation. In the early 1970's the family moved to Erick to make their home. In the early eighties Buck and Bucky Don built and raced stock cars and were very successful which is evident with the trophies that still decorate the home. Buck also enjoyed his trips to Colorado with close friends and told many stories of their adventures while in the mountains. Buck never turned down a good fishing trip or spending time with his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his son, Bucky Don, parents, Amos and Sarah, brothers, J.T, Phillip and George Boyd one sister, Sue Pair, brother-in-law, Ed Pair and two sisters-in-laws, Carol Boyd and Jean Boyd.

Buck is survived by his wife, Lavonne of the home; grandsons, Jeremy Simpson, Erick, OK, Johnny Boyd and wife, Chandra, Carter, OK and Shane Boyd and wife, Rachel, Erick, OK; granddaughter Macy Boyd, Erick, OK; great grandchildren, Dakayta Boyd, Rylee Boyd, Gavin Simpson and Jagger Boyd; brother James Boyd, Carnegie, OK and a host of other relatives and friends.

Service Tuesday, January 27, 2015
2:00 PM
Erick Church of Christ
Erick, Oklahoma 73645

Cemetery Details
Graveside Service Tuesday, January 27, 2015
3:30 PM
Erick Cemetery
Erick, Oklahoma 73645

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