Stephen Gerald Boyd Sr., 68, of Hoxie passed away December 4, 2021, at his residence.

Born February 14, 1953, in Walnut Ridge; son of the late Bufford Gene Boyd and Alice Nora Walker. Stephen was united in marriage to Kathy Lynn Webb on October 15, 1970. He was a Master Plumber; worked for the city of Hoxie Water Department and owned and operated his own plumbing service. He built a strong and reliable reputation with hard work and professional service. He enjoyed collecting Arrowheads and guns; going fishing with family and friends; and everything Elvis. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and of the Baptist faith. 

He is preceded by his parents; his two brothers, Bob and Donnie Boyd; and seven sisters, Margie Bell, Pat Tribble, Helen Halcomb, Betty Stafford, Lisa Woodard, Ruthie Boyd and Sherry McGlaughin. 

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Kathy of the home; three daughters, Mary Boyd of Walnut Ridge, Stephanie (Dane) Wallis of Milledgeville, GA, and Candis (Dewayne) Barker of Walnut Ridge; one son, Stephen (B.J.) Boyd Jr. of Hoxie; ten grandchildren; Keri, Sebastian, Madalyn, Sequoia, Isaac, Christin, Dalton, Harrison, Tripp, Jack, Leighanna, Samantha, and Lucy; seven great grandchildren, Avlynn, Beau, Tensley, Daisy, Savvy, Hillary, and Olivia; three sisters, Kay Hutton, Norie Tibble and Becky Gray all of Hoxie; and many other relatives and friends. 

Funeral service will be Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 2 P.M. in the Bryan Chapel with Bro. Derek Collins officiating. Pallbearers will be Andy Fain, Jeremy Ezell, Sebastian Irvin, Isaac Motes, Tyler Hall and Jacob Taylor. Honorary Pallbearers are Dalton Wallis, Harrison Barker, Tripp Boyd, Jack Boyd and Beau Manus. Interment will follow in the Lawrence Memorial Park in Walnut Ridge. 

Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6 P.M. till 8 P.M. in the Bryan Chapel.