Lloyd Edmond Boyd
January 15, 1919 - May 4, 2013
Lloyd Edmond Boyd, age 94, of Columbia, formerly of Jefferson City and Salem, passed away quietly on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Lenoir Woods, Columbia. Lloyd was born January 15, 1919, in Dent County, Mo., to Otho E. Boyd and Pearl (Johns) Boyd. He attended Mt. Hermon one room elementary school, Anutt two-year high school, and graduated as valedictorian from Salem High School in 1937. Lloyd attended Central College (now Central Methodist University) for one year, and taught at a one-room school in Dent Co. for a year, before joining the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942. After service as an aerial gunnery instructor during World War II, he attended Washington University in St. Louis, receiving a bachelors degree in 1948 and a masters degree in education 1955. He was superintendent of schools at Centerville, Mo. from 1948 to 1952, superintendent of schools in Bland, Mo. from 1952 to 1955, and principal of Salem Senior High in Salem, Mo. from 1955 to 1966. From 1966 through 1980, he was an assistant director of the Missouri State Department of Education in Jefferson City. Lloyd and his brother, Lee, grew up hunting together, particularly for quail. He and Lee became such good shots that one of his favorite stories was his belief that he survived the war because he did so well on the skeet range in basic training that he was kept at the Laredo, Texas Air Force Base as an aerial gunnery instructor. Lloyd was married to Audrey Williams on March 28, 1944, in Laredo, Texas. While living in Jefferson City, Lloyd and Audrey became interested in antiques and owned and operated the JJ Shop and the Trash and Treasure Antique Shop in Jefferson City for many years. After Audrey's death on October 27, 1981, Lloyd continued with the Trash and Treasure Shop. He sold that shop and later owned House of Lloyd's Antiques and Aged to Perfection Antiques near Eugene, Mo. He remained active in the antique and collectibles business until 2010. Lloyd was a member of Mt. Hermon Methodist Church, the Mt. Hermon Cemetery Board, the VFW Post in Salem, the Missouri State Teachers Association, the MO Retired Teachers Association, Salem Masonic Lodge #225, Valley of St. Louis Scottish Rite and Abou Ben Adhem Shriners of Springfield, Mo. Lloyd is survived by two daughters, Jan (Ed) VanSciver and Judi O'Brien, both of Columbia; four grandchildren, Tom (Miki) O'Brien of Jefferson City, Alan (Rachel) )O'Brien of Overland Park, Kan., Allison VanSciver and Tim VanSciver, both of Columbia; and four great-grandchildren, Aidan, Grady, Loralye and Ronan O'Brien; special friend, Madeliene Reedy of Columbia; one sister, Maxine (Dale) Howard, Salem; and numerous nieces and nephews. Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, wife Audrey, brother Lee and sister-in-law Vera. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 10, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Wilson Mortuary in Salem, Mo., with visitation on Thursday, May 9, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. Interment will be in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Mt. Hermon Cemetery Board or to the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment Disorders in Columbia.