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Donald Leroy Boyd, 85, of 513 N. Jefferson, died at 1:20 a.m. January 9, 2018 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.
He was born October 21, 1932 in Ottumwa to John and Clara Raynard Boyd. He married Evelyn Johnson on July 19, 1952 in Ottumwa.
A 1952 graduate of Ottumwa High School Donald had been a resident of Ottumwa all of his life. He was a bus driver for Ottumwa Transit for 45 years, retiring in November 1997.
He enjoyed collecting bus memorabilia and photography.
Surviving is his wife, Evelyn, his children, Carl (Margaret) Boyd, Dan (Pat) Boyd, Sue (Nate) Reiter and Lee (Julie) Boyd all of Ottumwa; 6 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; siblings, Louise Wheaton, "Toots" Randall and Richard Boyd all of Ottumwa.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Arnold, John and George "Bobby" Boyd and a great-grandson, Connor Boyd.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Loyd Osborn officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.
Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Thursday with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to Hospice House in Ottumwa.
Published on January 9, 2018
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