William “Bill” Glenn Boyd ’63

William ‘Bill’ Glenn Boyd, of Lincolnton and Georgetown, SC, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 19, 2023. Born March 2, 1941, to Daniel Marcus Boyd and Sarah Glenn Boyd, in Hickory, Bill lived the majority of his life in Lincolnton.

After graduation from Davidson College in 1963, where he was a Beta Theta Pi, he then continued his education in Chapel Hill, graduating from UNC in 1966 with a jurisprudence degree in law. He proudly served his country in Vietnam as a Captain in the US Army, where he was awarded the Bronze Star among his many achievements.

Upon returning to Lincolnton, he proved himself to be an astute businessman, involved in ownership and management of several local family businesses, mainly Times Oil Corporation.  An active member of his community, Bill was devoted to his home and family, and he was always there for them. He was a genealogist and a history enthusiast, a lover of animals, as well as an avid collector of pottery, antiques, books and his “Hess” trucks.

He will be missed by his wife, Frankie (Frances) Stutts Boyd; two children, Hunter Hamilton and Robert (Kelly) Hamilton, and grandchildren, Ellen, Sam, and Bea.

He is also survived by his sister, Mary Love (Dave) Hornbaker and brother, Mark (Dianne) Boyd, as well as his nieces and nephews and his many lifelong friends.

Bill spent many happy hours at his family farm in Maiden, where a private family tribute will be held.