July 21, 2017

Mr. Ricky Boyd

Mr. Ricky John Boyd, age 57, of Bowdon, Georgia, passed away on April 29, 2017.

Celebration of Life services will be held on Saturday May 6, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Community Church, 1428 Highway 166 East, Bowdon, Georgia, with Pastors Roy and Lumis Garrett, and Minister Macal Stephens, Eulogist. Interment will follow in the Community Church Cemetery.

Viewing will be Friday from 2-6 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.

Ricky, also affectionately known as “John Boy” and “BoBo,” was born June 5, 1959, in Franklin, Georgia, to Queenie Mae Herring Boyd and the late Curtis Boyd. He departed this life on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his father, Curtis Boyd and brother, Charles Steven Boyd, Sr.

Ricky joined New Hope United Methodist Church at an early age. He attended Bowdon High School. After high school, he began a career at Lamar Manufacturing and Bremen-Bowdon Investment Company, where he worked in various positions for approximately 37 years.

He was loved by many and will be missed greatly. He was always quick to help with a smile; of course, there was never a dull moment when he was around.

Ricky’s notorious “bark” during the football games will be forever remembered around Bowdon. He was a diehard fan of the Atlanta Falcons and the Georgia Bulldogs and, of course, our very own Bowdon Red Devils. His many unique quotes and boisterous personality will always live in our hearts.

Bobo was an avid reader, always seen reading the daily newspapers, catching up on current events. Ricky was a mentor to many. He always told us “It’s very simple.”

Ricky leaves to cherish precious memories, his mother, Queenie Mae Boyd (Bowdon, Georgia); one son, Courtney Houston (Britney) (Carrollton, Georgia); two daughters, Cierra Boyd and Tierra Boyd (Carrollton, Georgia); a twin sister, Vicki Lynn Acker (Andy) (Douglasville, Georgia); four brothers, Billy Ray Hall (Kathleen) (Atlanta, Georgia), Bobby Gene Boyd (Bowdon, Georgia), Maxie Boyd (Sheila) (Bowdon, Georgia), and Martin Boyd (Bowdon, Georgia); six grandchildren, Couniya Houston, Caleb Houston, Breanna Houston, DeMarion Horton, Niveah Heflin, and Taliya Johnson; and a Special Friend, Ms. Tammy Word, and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home Carrollton Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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