|Mr. Lawrence Boyd, 76, of Galesburg died at 10:55 am Friday, February 15, 2013 in Heartland Health Care Center.
He was born December 4, 1936 in Galesburg, Ill. the son of Fernando Rocha and Marie McNeair Boyd. He married Rebecca Woods on June 15, 1974 in Galesburg, Ill. She survives.
Also surviving are his children, Perry Woods of Ridgefield, Wash., Jeff (Barb) Woods of Galesburg, Kim (Brent) King of Dahinda, Ill and Lori Woods - Way of Spring Valley, Ill.; two brothers, Rev. Harold (Ella) Boyd of Galesburg and Kenneth (Diana) Boyd of Rockwall, Texas; seven grandchildren, Kris Woods, Cary Williams, Shannon Williams, Samantha Woods, Jeremy Woods and Elijah Woods and Tyler Woods and six great grandchildren.
He worked as a diesel mechanic for Burlington Northern Railroad for 46 years. He retired November 31, 2001. He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1956. He enjoyed gardening, his family, all things railroad and old western movies.
Visitation will be 4-6 pm Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Prayers will follow by Rev. Harold Boyd and Rev. Jon Sibley. Cremation will be accorded following visitation. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society. Online condolence may be made at www.h-p-w.com.