Cleo Boyd

Cleo Edward Boyd

Friday, September 29th, 1933 - Monday, May 25th, 2020
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Cleo Edward Boyd, 86, of Salem, Va., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, May 25, 2020. He was born on September 29, 1933, in Patrick County, Va. to the late Chostly Rucker and Lakie Lovell Boyd.

Prior to retiring, Cleo served his fellow Salemites as a barber, with over 60 plus years of service. He was the owner and operator of Boyds Barbershop, located off 8’th street. He was well known in the community for having an extraordinarily strong work ethic. Cleo enjoyed being on his mower so he could sing and gather his thoughts. He loved square dancing, telling jokes, and listening to bluegrass gospel music. Cleo was a dedicated and faithful church member, and Deacon of Faith Baptist Church in Salem. Most of all he was a loving and faithful husband, father, and friend to many.

In addition to his parents, Cleo was preceded in death by first wife, Margaret Marie Jones Boyd; and two brothers, Clifford and Alfred Boyd.

Left to cherish his memory includes his wife of 17 years, Dianne Boyd of Roanoke; sons, Benjamin E. Boyd (Tammie), David R. Boyd (Robin), Kevin Robinson (Amanda); grandson, Nathan Robinson all of Roanoke, Va.; sister, Nellie “Nell” Crump of Providence Forge, Va.; brother, Billy Boyd (Darlene) of Mayodan, NC; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends; and his loving chihuahua, “Spike”.

The family will receive friends on Friday, May 29, 2020 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, in Salem.

Per the family’s wishes, all other services, including interment at Sherwood Memorial Park, will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations are made to Faith Baptist Church, C/O the Cleo Boyd fund, 900 8th St, Salem, VA 24153.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, May 29th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, May 29th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Faith Baptist Church
    900 8th St
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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    For respect of others, mask's are recommended.
  • Interment

    Sherwood Memorial Park
    1250 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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Debbie Turenne

Posted at 03:24am
He cut daddy's hair and both of my two Sons

Janice Hall

Posted at 10:38am
Dianne, so sorry for your loss. You and the family are in my prayers. Cleo was a good man

Jan Hall
Salyer Garbee & Co CPA

Larry Martin

Posted at 09:12am
We enjoyed our visits with Cleo and loved his sense of humor. He was obviously a great man in all respects- hardworking, faithful, and friendly- attributes we should aspire to. We will always remember Cleo and Spike together, Spikey being the father of our little ones. We're thinking of and praying for Diane and all of the family. Kay and Larry Martin

Charmaine Carmack

Posted at 08:36am
We were SO sorry to hear of Cleo's passing although he is in a better place now with no suffering. If it hadn't been for you, Dianne, he would never have lasted as long as he has & been as happy & comfortable. You've taken SUCH GREAT care of him. Cleo used to frequently sing a song "Wore Out" & he remembered many verses to the song. He had a good singing voice. That was the first thing I thought when I saw his obituary this morning. Cleo was just wore out. We will miss him terribly. He LOVED his family, Sudoku, his computer games & reading that newspaper and socializing with his friends & we always loved seeing the both of you. Cleo did so many extra things to make his friends more comfortable going to nursing homes to give haircuts & shaves. We loved his jokes & sense of humor. Our thoughts & prayers of comfort go out to Dianne & the entire family. Always remember the fun times - there were plenty with Cleo!! He loved a good laugh. Our love, Curtis & Charmaine Carmack

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