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Roger Lee Boyd

December 20, 1950 - June 7, 2023

Roger Lee Boyd, 72, of Thaxton, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2023. He was born in Dublin, VA on December 20, 1950. A son of Mary Simpson Boyd and the late Lester Marvin Boyd. In addition to his parents Roger was preceded in death by his brother, Timothy Dale Boyd.

Roger served his country in the United States Marine Corp during Vietnam. He was the owner/operator of RLB Painting. He enjoyed working with his hands, especially painting and woodworking. His passions consisted of music of all types, playing his guitar, time in the outdoors, gardening, making wind chimes out of bamboo, the Washington Redskins, shooting guns, collecting knives, belt buckles and so much more. He loved his land and believed in Earth, Wind, Fire and Water. His free spirit was contagious, and he was loved by so many.

In addition to his mother, Roger was survived by his wife, Iris Boyd; two sons, Christopher Paul Boyd and Joshua Les Boyd and his wife, Jessica; two grandchildren, Cody Roger Boyd, and Jocelyn Rose Boyd; one brother, Mike Boyd and his wife, Sherry. Also surviving are numerous other family and many friends.

For those wishing to make memorial contributions in Roger’s memory please consider, Mission 22, 694 N. Larch Street #910, Sisters, OR 97759.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00pm on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at Tharp Funeral Home in Bedford. To send condolences online please visit Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family. Semper FI.

Burial Date June 10, 2023

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Josh I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Terri Calloway on June 12, 2023

Very sad to hear of Roger's passing. Praying for Iris and the boys, for Mary and Mike. Daddy and I are very sorry for your loss and pray for comfort and peace in the days ahead.

Posted by Katrina Boyd Willard on June 12, 2023

Our hearts are saddened but I am thankful to have shared memories with Roger. The legacy he has left on our family is unmatched by any words that can be written. I hope we can celebrate the life Roger lived, remembering the good times we've shared as a family. Sending lots of love, comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Posted by Lanita Kimble on June 10, 2023

There are no words to describe how special Roger was to our family. Truly a one of a kind soul that we will miss so much. Many prayers and hugs sent to the Boyd family ❤️

Posted by Melissa Bisker on June 10, 2023

Roger, my heart will never be the same without you in our presence. I will always remember how loving and caring to all that have known you for so many years. You were a part of my life for close to 58 years. I am heartbroken with your loss.

Posted by Bobbi Cook on June 10, 2023

Roger you were one of the good guys. Can't believe we were friends for 55 will be missed by many...everyone that knew you love you

Posted by Chickey on June 9, 2023

Roger you were one of the good guys. It's hard to think we were friends 55 years..I was blessed to have known you...💞💞

Posted by Chickey Huffman on June 9, 2023

I will miss Roger’s famous middle finger

Posted by Charles Phillips on June 9, 2023

I wish I had the words to express how much I'll miss you Rog-man. You always made me feel welcome in your home, just like one of the family. You were one of the coolest guys I ever met, and I'll miss you terribly. Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by Will Webber on June 9, 2023

Rest in peace, Roger. Thank you for letting me play your guitar all those years ago. You were a friendly, generous soul. Fly on, man.

Posted by Josh Fernatt on June 9, 2023

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