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Thursday, August 08, 2019

Linsey Boyd obit
Linsey Boyd, a former General Manager of Newport Utilities, died on Tuesday. Boyd passed away at his home in Baneberry. He is survived by his wife, of almost 63 years, Ruth Carolyn; daughter in-law Rebecca Morgan-Boyd and Bob Warwick of Savoy, IL; son and daughter in-law Sid and Amy Boyd of Morristown, TN; son and daughter in-law Wes and Michelle Boyd of Chattanooga, TN. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren: Jason & Ligia Boyd (Zoe, Juliana and Tainá) of Riverview, FL; Lauren & Mike Shaub (Edyn, Selah, Farrah and Hollyn) of Mt. Juliet, TN; Ryan & Jessica Boyd (Lyla and Evie)of Champaign, IL and Brandon & Christie Boyd of Chattanooga, TN. He is preceded in death by his parents Samuel Davis and Ocie Pruitt Boyd and his son, David Lindsay Boyd III. He was born in Rock Hill, SC and grew up in Mooresville, NC. Boyd served in the United States Air Force, after which he graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked in the public utilities field his entire career serving as General Manager of the Newport Utilities Board before retiring as General Manager of the Columbia, Tennessee Power and Water System. In his retirement Boyd enjoyed time on the lake, building furniture and watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up. He and Ruth are long time members of the First Baptist Church of Newport, TN. A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be held on Friday, August 9 beginning with a receiving of friends from 1:00 until 3:00 PM with the Memorial Service following at the First Baptist Church of Newport, TN. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Building Fund of the First Baptist Church of Newport.

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