Thurman L. Boyd 1928-2022


Thurman L. Boyd, 93, passed away Monday, March 28, 2022 in Graham. Funeral was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2022 in Morrison Funeral Home Chapel. A private burial was held at noon on Friday, April 1, 2022 in Yantis Cemetery. Visitation followed at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Mineola.

Thurman was born November 4, 1928 in Yantis to Beatrice (Howle) and Oscar Lee Boyd. He married Jo Nell Reed in Yantis on March 1, 1947. He was a veteran of the Korean War where he was wounded, receiving a Purple Heart for his service. He worked 40 years in the oil and gas industry, retiring from Sonat in Oklahoma City as operations manager in 1993. He and JoNell returned to their roots in East Texas and settled in Mineola, where they were members of the First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his son, Larry Boyd. Survivors include his beloved wife of 75 years, Jo Nell Boyd of Graham; son, Lee Boyd and wife Caroline of Graham; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Boyd of Houston; grandchildren, Matt Boyd and wife Laurel, Elizabeth Salazar, Jared Hoaldridge and wife Kayla, Rachel and Sam Boyd; and great-grandchildren, Adelia Boyd, Ava Cardwell, Frida, and Ema Salazar and Walker Hoaldridge.