William Everett Boyd, Sr. ’50

William Everett Boyd, Sr. ’50, retired pediatrician from the Norfolk area, died Dec. 18, at his home in Eagle Rock, Va. He was a member of the founding board of the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, Norfolk; a past president of the Tidewater Pediatric Society; and an associate professor of pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He attended Norfolk schools, where he lettered in football under Coach William Storey. He served in the 8th AF 453rd Heavy Bombardment Group in World War II, and was a POW in Germany. Following the war, he attended Davidson College, where he was all-Southern football, again under Coach Storey. He attended The College of William and Mary and the Medical College of Virginia. He took pediatric residency at DePaul Hospital, Norfolk, and The Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. He nurtured and cared for children for more than 30 years in the greater Norfolk area, and also the Outer Banks and Wanchese, N.C. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Daisy Jens Boyd, 5152 McKinney Hollow Rd., Eagle Rock, Va. 24085; a son, Dr. William E. Boyd, Jr. ’78 of Clifton Forge, his wife Miriam Shearer Boyd ’80, and their three children, Kevin (Danielle), Melanie, and Andrew; and a daughter, Susan Boyd Moore (Lee) and children, Adriana and Sam, of Richmond. Also surviving are his sister, Jean McIntyre Lacy (Ben) of Front Royal; his brother, Robert Boyd (Sara) of Norfolk; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Drs. Oscar “Buzz” and Barbara Boyd.