Senior Master Sgt. Elmer J Boyd (Peckerwood), age 74 of Hiwassee, passed away at his home on May 8,2013. He was born in Allisonia, Dec. 5, 1938 to William Sheffie Boyd Sr. and Marie Pugh Boyd. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, William Sheffie “Tom” Boyd and one sister, Betty Duncan.
Elmer is survived by Buarien “Ott” Boyd, his loving wife of 40 years; three sons, Bobby Boyd and wife, Jennifer, Danny Boyd and wife, Heather, and Curtis Boyd; four grandchildren, Brandon, Cameron, and Thaila Boyd and Maggie Copley; sister, Phillis Nilan, and niece, Valerie Boyd and husband Charlie Cabanas.
Elmer served in the U.S Air force and retired after 22 years of service. After returning home to raise his family he then retired from Long Airdox after 22 years. His many loving memories will remain in the hearts of his family and friends, and he will be truly missed.
Visitation will be Sunday, May 12, 3-5 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held Monday, 11 a.m. at Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin. The Rev. Frankie Graham will be officiating and military honors will be given by VFW Post 1184.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home.