Richard Armistead Boyd ’52

Richard Armistead Boyd ’52 of Statesville, N.C., passed away on September 18, 2005, after a lengthy illness. He earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina Medical School in 1956, and completed a residency in obstetrics-gynecology at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. He was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He was president of the Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-med fraternity at Davidson College, as well as captain of the Scabbard ad Blade Military Honor Society. He was vice-president of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was a longtime member of the Ne Ultra Society at Davidson College. He served in the U.S. Navy as general medical officer in Green Cove Springs, Fla. He retired from the Navy with the rank of lieutenant commander. He served as a chief of ob-gyn at Davis Hospital, Statesville, N.C., then as medical director. He was a founding member of and former chairman of the ob-gyn department of Piedmont Health Care. He was a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Diplomate, American Board of Ob-Gyn; and a member of the American Medical Association, the N.C. Medical Society, and the Emory Ob-Gyn Society. In 1993, he received the Alumni Distinguished Service Award, UNC School of Medicine. He was a member of the Statesville Kiwanis Club, served as chairman of the board of ElderCenter, professional chairman of the United Way, medical director of Red Cross, and board member of the Salvation Army. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, a former leader of the Boy Scouts, and board chairman and member of the Allison Woods Foundation. A member of First Presbyterian Church, he served as a deacon, elder, and choir member. He was a delegate to the General Assembly, former youth leader and teacher. Survivors include his wife of fifty-one years, Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Stimson Boyd. 512 West End Ave., Statesville, N.C. 28677daughter, Elizabeth Boyd Rader and husband, Frank ’71, of Mooresville; son, Richard Armistead Boyd, Jr. of Statesville; son, Martin Anderson Boyd and wife, Lilia, of Sterling, Va; four grandchildren, Christopher, Ashlon, and Alston Boyd, and Ellie Rader; a brother, Robert ‘Ty’ Burwell Boyd and wife, Pat; sister-in-law, Nancy S. Hall; and three nephews and six nieces.