Donald Eugene Boyd, born Chattanooga, TN December 3, 1930 and died Enterprise, AL August 3, 2011. He leaves a loving devoted wife and mother, Mary Carolyn Boyd. Both formerly of Decatur, which was home for most of their married 59 years. Mr. Boyd met his wife Carolyn in Bremerhaven, Germany while serving his country in the U. S. Army as a medic after WW II where she was a civilian R. N. On return to the states eventually settling in Decatur where they raised five daughters and a son; Mrs. Deborah Lynn Rich (Sam), Snellville, Ms. Patricia O'Kelly, Mrs. Teresa Ann Rackley (John) of Enterprise, AL, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Longley (Tony), Pinkard, AL, Mrs Donna Elaine Lynn (Jeffrey), Mableton and Mr. Finley Kyle Boyd, Lawrenceville. Preceded in death by his mother and father, Mr. & Mrs. Jess Kyle Boyd, Chattanooga, TN; sisters, Mrs. Nila Johnson & Mrs. Joyce Turner, both of Chattanooga, TN and brother, Mr. Jimmy Boyd of Lafayette. Surviving a brother, Mr. Richard L. Boyd (Elizabeth), Chattanooga, TN and sisters, Mrs. Wanda Ford (Allen), Chattanooga, TN and Mrs. Gayle Cogburn, Laconia, New Hampshire; numerous nieces and nephews, who loved the laughter "Uncle Don" brought them. Mr. Boyd also leaves devoted in laws his wife Carolyn's sisters and spouses; Mrs. Ann Van Mansfeld (Fred), Covington, Mrs. Jackie Chambers (Leon), Marietta, Mrs. Patricia Bryant (Ray), Valdosta. Mr. Boyd was a long time member of the Lutheran Church of Redeemer, Atlanta and sang in the Church Choir. Retired from Food Brokerage. Played semi pro baseball for the U S Army; active as a youth baseball coach, Boy Scouts of America, Supporter of the Arts, Ballet and Piano, PTA; he was much admired and loved by 20 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. The family will enjoy flowers but also suggest another choice of a donation to either The American Cancer Society in your community or to St Jude Children's Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, August 5, 2011 in Eternal Hills Chapel with Pastor Gary Christenson officiating. Interment, Eternal Hills Memory Gardens with military honors. Arrangements entrusted to Eternal Hills funeral Home, Snellville, 770-972-3155.