David Charles Boyd

January 25, 1942 ‒ January 12, 2020

Westerville, Ohio
Formerly of Galion, Ohio

David Charles Boyd, 77, of Westerville and formerly of Galion, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at St. Anne’s Hospital in Westerville.

He was born January 25, 1942 in Galion and was the son of John Charles and Marjorie (Casey) Boyd. David is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marilyn (Ruehle) Boyd, whom he married on April 16, 1966.

David graduated from Galion High School in 1961 and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He worked in sales for Gledhill Road Machinery for over 30 years and also for himself at Boyd Machinery in Galion. David loved Galion and was a people person. No matter where he traveled, he would see someone he knew.

He was a member of the B.P. O. Elks Galion Lodge 1191 and a very active member of the Galion Boosters. David volunteered with Ferd Unkrich at the Pickle Run Festival for many years. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and snowmobiling.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter Lisa (Dan) DeNero of Galena; son John Charles (Kimberley) Boyd of Powell; three grandchildren, Taylor DeNero, Lindsey DeNero and Ryan Boyd, sister Linda Chambers of Galion and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law Walt Chambers.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Joe Stafford officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Galion Tigers Booster Club in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of David Boyd, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

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  • Dear Mairlyn & Family I am so very sorry to hear of you loss of David . You have my very deepest sympathy . Bonnie Crase

  • To the Boyd family I am very sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Mr. Boyd as a youngster always around the sports programs and willing to give a hand. Prayers to you all

  • I have such fond memories of sleepovers at the house and sports events with the family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. He will be missed.

  • To the Boyd Family,
    We were so sorry to learn about the passing of David. He had such a hearty laugh and loved laughing. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for your loss.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Dave was a friend to Galion. He worked tirelessly for the good of our city in a selfless manner. Much of what Dave did was in the background enabling others to accomplish their objectives in the service of our community.

    My condolences to Marilyn and family. We have lost one of our best.

    John Smella

  • To Marilyn and Family, I had the pleasure of knowing David during his declining years-He was my next-door neighbor-we laughed and joked about life-we (Cathi and I) remembered to bring him “sweets”, sub sandwiches and some of my wife Cathi’s special recipes. I counted Dave as my friend and know that he added richness to my life, in spite of his many challenges he endured. The Boyd Family will remain in my thoughts and prayers -thank you for allowing me to be a small part of David Boyd’s life. Paul Kulik

  • To the Boyd Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Marilyn and family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you. How hard it must be to lose the love of your life. Thank God for your time together and for the memories to sustain you through this difficult time. Our best,
    Marsha and Glenn Cheesman

  • Vince and I are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers during this difficult time. We hope the memories you have made over the years brings some comfort to you.

    Nancy and Vince Cattano

  • Dear Marilyn, Lisa , John and families, we are so sorry to hear this news, I still remember our younger years on Hessenaur, Dave and Charlie could really stir up the neighborhood, especially during Halloween. It was so fun to run into you folks at Cracker Barrel in Delaware a few years ago. Hold you memories close and please know you are in our thoughts and prayers as you journey on without this wonderful man. Carol and Charlie Clark

  • Marilyn so sorry for your loss . David was a great guy enjoyed working with him and knowing both of you for a long time. My prayers and thoughts are with you . Pat Mills Wilson

  • Linda and family,
    We would like to express our deepest sympathy on the passing of David. We hope our prayers and your memories help give you peace during this time.
    Dr. Joe and Sue Shadeed

  • Marilyn and Family
    We were very sorry to hear of Dave death. You have hour most deepest sympathy.
    We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers

  • Marilyn, Lisa, John and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. You have my deepest sympathy. I understand the last few years have been difficult and with many challenges. Now Dave is at peace, without pain or limitation and is whole once again. Still, it is never easy to say goodbye to someone we love. Know that today and in the days to come you will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Mike Noggle

  • Marilyn and Family, We are so sorry to hear about the death of Dave. He was a very nice man who did alot for Galion. May he rest in peace. Thinking of all of the family.

  • My deepest sympathies to Marilyn and the family! I really enjoyed the life video for I don’t believe we’ve met since our days in high school together. Jesus said, “I go to prepare a place for you that where I am you shall be also.” Sending love and blessings to all!

  • So sorry to hear of Dave`s passing! Thoughts & prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Love to all The Sinclair’s.