Rickey Charles Boyd, Sr. aka “Slick” passed away unexpectedly Saturday, August 27th at the age of 64. He was born in Pulaski County, Virginia on May 8th, 1958. He was the eldest of two sons born to William Ray Boyd and Edna Marie Boyd. For the last 20 years, he made his home in West Virginia, most recently in Iaeger with his fiancé.
Rick is preceded in death by his mother and father, wife Rita Darlene Boyd and one stepson Joshua Tilley.
Left to cherish Rick’s memory are his fiancé, Lisa McNeely of Iaeger, one brother Terry Wayne Boyd and spouse, Mindy, son Ricky C. Boyd, Jr., daughter Crystal Carter and spouse, Denzel, stepdaughters Brandia Puckett, Becky Culbertson, and Alexandria St. John. Also surviving are five grandchildren and two great grandchildren, Hannah Boyd, Dakota Mooney, Bradley Mooney, Matthew Walker, Leif St. John, Ava Plogger and Keaton Boyd. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved dearly.
Rick was employed by D&D Auto Parts in Iaeger for the last several years, working as a mechanic and state inspector. He spent his life working on cars, a trade he learned from his dad. From 2000-2006, he worked in the family business at Boyd’s Service Center in Pulaski County, Virginia alongside his dad and his brother. In recent years, he enjoyed riding motorcycles and was a dedicated member of the Ghost Riders Motorcycle Club of McDowell County. Together with Lisa, he was able to realize his life-long dream of owning a Harley Davidson and the two of them enjoyed time together riding. Over his life, he was a member of different southern rock and country music bands. He loved to sing, dance, and play music. Rick was a people person and never met a stranger. He loved life and loved with his whole heart. He was a man who gave to anyone in need, whether he had it or not. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to support the children’s toy drive for McDowell County. Making sure children had toys for Christmas was very important to Rick and he worked every year to be sure no child went without. Donations can be mailed to Lisa McNeely at 11119 Coal Heritage Road, Iaeger WV 24844. The family extends its deepest appreciation to the nurses and physicians in Charleston, WV at CAMC Surgical Trauma ICU for all the care and compassion given to Rick and his family during his stay. Family and friends may visit on Friday, September 2nd at 6:00 pm at Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV. Funeral service will be held on Saturday at 2pm with Pastor Tommy Jenks officiating. He will be laid to rest in Davis Cemetery on Brushy Ridge.