Boyd, Russell2

Russell Vance Boyd

March 12, 1960 - April 7, 2019

Russell Vance Boyd, born March 12, 1960 passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Although cancer took Russell from us here on earth, he left us with hearts filled with love, precious memories, and a respect for him that will carry us until we meet again. Russell was born in Dallas, Texas to Lance and Bettye Boyd and grew up to be a man that they were very proud to call their son. He loved life and made sure that when today came we would have plenty of memories to remember the wonderful, fun loving, and kind person he had been. Russell’s love to his family was devout, obvious and unending. He shared his treasured 29 years of marriage with his wife, Jerri Boyd, and to the very end of his life he seized every breath to make her happy. They had two children, Lance Boyd and Molli Boyd Patterson. Russell cherished Lance and Molli with all his heart and considered them his greatest joy. He told his extended family that during these months of his illness he could never be able to fully express the wonderful care they gave him and love he felt during these difficult months.

Russell is survived by his wife, Jerri Boyd; their children, Lance Boyd and Rachel Walton and Molli Boyd Patterson and her husband, Jordan. In addition to his immediate family, he is survived by his brother, Richard Boyd and wife, Sheila; his sister, Darlene Poston and husband, Burrel; brother-in-law, Richard Cox and wife, Raye Anne; sisters-in-law, Charla Cox and Pam Burks; very dear nieces and nephews, Ty Poston and wife, Andrea, Tod Poston and wife, Kristin, Chris Boyd, Jamie and husband, Brandon Gillespy, Felicia and husband, Eric Higginbotham, Charles and wife, Amanda Cox, Chad and wife, Kristin Cox, Nicole Farias-Hicks, Hayden Poston and Jaylyn Farias.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lance and Bettye Boyd; and both sets of his grandparents, Roy and Beulah Dunn and Lance and Anita Boyd; father and mother-in-law, Olan and Shirley Cox; and brother-in-law, Darrell Glenn Cox.

A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.  The family will receive friends during a visitation on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Russell holds a very special place in my heart and in my memories. My thoughts and deepest condolences are with Jerri and the kids. When I think of Russell I will always smile and chuckle a little, thinking of all the good times and laughs we shared. John Peterson, April 18, 2019 My prayers and thoughts are with The Boyd Family. I worked with Russell at Minyard’s #18 he was such a good guy and all of us at Minyard’s had some good times together. He will be greatly missed God Bless. Teresa Silvers, April 12, 2019 Russell was an amazing man; full of life and laughter. It was a pleasure to know this kind soul. He will be missed dearly. Love to all of his family.
Bogir Family, April 11, 2019 I went to middle school and high school with Russell. I haven’t seen him or heard of him since we graduated. When I heard of his death, I immediately remembered him dearly. From our early teens I noticed that Russell was a really good guy. He stood out from all the other boys. We were nothing more than schoolmates but all these years later I REMEMBER him for his kindness, his openness and his genuineness. I think such a strong memory says a lot about a person. Please accept my condolences for your loss.
Valisa, April 10, 2019 I will never forget you dear friend. We had lots of laughs back in the day! You will be missed by many. God bless your family. Vicki Crow, April 9, 2019 Our thoughts and prayers are with the Boyd family. Patrick and Lynn Patrick Loring, April 9, 2019 Russell, you will be so missed. It was such a pleasure and honor to call you friend. Much love! Lisa Watson, April 9, 2019 I would like to say that I am so very sorry for the family's loss. Russell & I worked together for Minyard's 40 years ago. All the great memories have been flooding my mind the last few days with the tears as well. You will be missed. Love ya Russell! Jo Dean, April 9, 2019 Russell was a great guy! We had a lot of good times and memories at MFS #18. RIP my friend! Steve Wiggs, April 8, 2019 My condolences, may God keep you in your time of bereavement. Mr. Russell will be greatly missed!
Lamonica Garner , April 8, 2019 RIP from a former Minyard Food Store #29 employee. Jay Grindell, April 8, 2019