Booker T. Boyd Jr. was born on Oct. 7, 1949, in Lee County, a son of the late Booker T. Boyd Sr. and Leola Sanders Boyd. On Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, God called him home.

He received his formal education from the public schools of Lee County. Mr. Boyd accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Joshua Baptist Church. After high school, Mr. Boyd worked a number of jobs: Reeves Brothers in Bishopville, DuPont of Camden, Kendells of Camden, Pullum/Wray of Columbia, Wray of Columbia, South Carolina Department of Transportation in Bishopville, and his last job was a truck driver, before retiring.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories: his wife, Glenn Vivian Boyd; two daughters, Dr. Wendy Boyd Pooler of Georgia and Cindy Boyd of New Jersey; three stepdaughters, Avis Howard of Atlanta, Georgia, Latosha Segar of Chesapeake, Virginia, and Miw Sinkler of Valdosta, Georgia; two grandchildren, Madison Pooler and London Pooler; one sister, Martha Boyd Brunson of Dalzell; one sister-in-law, Barbara Kearse of New Jersey; two nieces, Joyce Bradley Watts of Tennessee and Marcie (Tyrone) Raysor of South Carolina; one nephew, Kevin Brunson of South Carolina; five uncles; six aunts; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In accordance with the COVID-19 guidelines, the family is requesting that face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during visitation at the home, 703 Bracey Mill Road, Dalzell.

Funeral services will be held at noon today at Joshua Baptist Church, 5200 Live Oak Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Eugene G. Dennis, pastor and eulogist.

The remains will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. for viewing until time of services.

The procession will leave the home at 11:20 a.m.

Burial will be in the Sand Hill Cemetery, Stuckey Town Road, Rembert.

Services directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.

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