Jackie (Jack) Eugene Boyd was born on August 27th, 1937. The third son of Bill and Cecil (Kent) Boyd at a home east of Lucas. He passed away on February 17th, 2022, after a long battle with Parkinson’s.
He attended country school through 8th grade and graduated from Lucas High School.
On June 11th, 1955, he was united in marriage to Jean Crow and they were blessed with two children - a son, Gary, and a daughter, Cynthia.
They resided in Des Moines for a short while where Jack was employed. They returned to Lucas where Jack worked for Lucas County, Johnson Machine Works and operated a service station. In 1974 he had a car wash constructed in Lucas which he operated and serviced cars until his retirement in 2000.
Jack was a member of the R.L.D.S. church in Lucas until its closing, a member of the Lucas Fire Department, a member of the Chariton River Valley Tractor Club and a 50+ year member of Paul Revere Masonic Lodge #638. He, along with several other Lucas residents, organized the Lucas Centennial in 1968.
He enjoyed hunting, especially deer season with his brother, son, grandson, nephews and friend, Dwayne Ansley, in snow, rain or sunshine and hunting trips to South Dakota. He also enjoyed restoring older tractors with a preference to green John Deere. He enjoyed participating in parades and several WHO Iowa Tractor Rides until his health failed.
Jack never met a stranger, talking to everyone and anyone like he knew them all his life.
Jack leaves his wife, Jean, of 66 years, son, Gary, and Mary Beth Boyd and daughter, Cindy, and Steve Hoch. Six grandchildren Angela (Dave) Shinn, Nick (Kristen) Boyd, Stacey (Jason) Maddy, Natalie (David) Braun, Kayla (Brandon) Bond, Laurie (Mitch) Nielsen, and 21 great grandchildren, 2 sisters-in-law, Betty and Mary, brother-in-law, Dan Ward, and several nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Edwin, Marvin, and Jerry and sister, Sharon.
His family meant so much to him. Jack was always willing to attend all their activities until his failing health. He will be greatly missed at all our gatherings.
May he rest in peace.
Memorials may be directed to John L. Lewis Memorial Museum of Mining and Labor.