Early 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 www.moodyfuneralservices.com.