Boyd, Joel D. 73, passed away March 1, 2015. Through 21 years of service in the U.S. Army and 25 years in his second career in education, Joel saw much of the country and the world, but remained a proud Okie his entire life. He served his country in Vietnam, earning the Purple Heart and Bronze Star, and retired in 1984 as Lieutenant Colonel. An ardent student of history, he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Oklahoma State University. Joel was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Ioma Boyd. He is survived by his loving wife, Pamela; two sons, Sean and Colin; former wife, Donna Boyd; step children, Jennifer Lestino, Matt Taylor and six grandchildren.
Interment at Florida National Cemetery on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 11;30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to a charity of your choice.