obit prince boydEarly Saturday morning, May 7, 2016, the pitch-perfect voice of Calep A. Boyd Jr. (known to many as “Prince”) was silenced after a long illness.
Born on May 23, 1932, in Meadows of Dan, Prince leaves behind his beloved wife of 62 years, Mary V. Boyd; his sons Calep A. Boyd III, and Danny C. Boyd; their wives, Lauren and Brenda; and seven grandchildren. His youngest son, Mark A. Boyd, predeceased him.
From his youth, Prince was known for his soaring tenor as a gospel singer. He sang in numerous quartets in Virginia and Florida. Only a few days before his passing, while being sung to, he softly harmonized his last “Amazing Grace”, one of his favorites.
Prince began his early working life as a mason in brick and stone and was involved in many major construction projects in Virginia and Florida. He later had a successful career in sales that culminated in his all-time favorite position, appliance sales for Home Depot in Tallahassee. Not only was he a top regional salesman, but a trusted friend to many customers and fellow employees.
Prince will be laid to rest in the New Dan River Primitive Baptist Church in Vesta on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at 2 p.m. Family will receive visitors at the church beginning at 12:30 p.m. A memorial service will be held in at the Bradford Community Center in Tallahassee July 3.
Moody Funeral Home in Stuart is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to


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