Albert H. ‘Bill’ Boyd

Published 10:21 am Friday, November 15, 2013

A Memorial Eucharist for Albert H. “Bill” Boyd of Starkville will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Starkville.

Visitation is Monday from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the church.

Dr. Boyd, 84, passed away Nov. 13, 2013. He was born Sept. 20, 1929.

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Dr. Boyd was retired from Mississippi State University where he served as Department Head and Professor of Agronomy. His professional career was highly respected for his expertise in Seed Technology and Agronomy. He was known globally for his contributions to seed production, quality and storage.

Throughout his career he served local, state, national and international agricultural organizations in various capacities and was honored for his contributions.

Dr. Boyd was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1986. He was an adviser to countless students, both national and international and was known as a great scientist, educator, instructor, and administrator. Dr. Boyd was a graduate of Mississippi State University where he received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D.

Dr. Boyd was devoted to his family. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marilyn Stowers Boyd; his children, William H. “Bill” Boyd of Starkville; Mary Windsor Boyd Saggus (John) of Birmingham, Ala., and Rebecca Boyd Bates (Drew) of Brookhaven; his grandchildren, Britton Boyd (Pam) of Pullman, Wash., Amanda Boyd Simmons (Josh) of Edmund, Okla., and Dan Saggus (Ashley) of Birmingham, Ala., and great-grandchildren, Meredith Simmons, Connor Simmons, Charlie Saggus and Cole Saggus.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Starkville, to Mississippi State University, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, or the charity of your choice.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Starkville, followed by Memorial Eucharist at 3 p.m.

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