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Leonard Boyd

Wednesday, August 6, 2003

CHARLESTON -- Leonard A. Boyd, 73, died Aug. 2, 2003, at his home.

Born Jan. 22, 1930, in Charleston, son of the late Joseph and Dillie James Boyd Sr., he graduated from Lincoln High School in 1949. A 1959 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and business management from Lindenwood College in St. Charles and also attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. A veteran of the Korean War, he was employed by the Veterans Administration in St. Louis and Washington D.C., and was also an instructor for area colleges and the Susanna Wesley Learning Centers.

In 1958, he married Rutha Lark who survives of the home.

Other survivors include: two sons, Ralph Boyd of Akron, Ohio, and Stan Boyd of Fairview Heights, Ill.; three daughters, Sharita Kemp of Ramstein, Germany, Tina Boyd of Cleveland, Ohio, and Joyce Winbush Ferrar of Philadelphia, Pa.; and three brothers, Joshua Boyd, Robert Boyd and Joseph Boyd Jr. of East St. Louis, Ill.

One son and two sisters preceded him in death.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Sparks Funeral Home in Charleston.

Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Opportunity Church of God in Christ in Charleston with Elder Steve Betts, pastor, and Dr. M.R. Lemons of East St. Louis, officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston.