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Hubert Porter Boyd, 93
OBIT - Hubert Boyd original

Hubert Porter Boyd, 93, a McMinnville resident and native was born Aug. 4, 1925 and passed away Sept. 5 at St. Thomas River Park Hospital following a brief illness.

Mr. Boyd was a decorated World War II veteran, honored with two Purple Heart Service Medals, a National Defense Medal and World War II Combat Medal. He was a 60-year plus member of Warren Masonic Lodge No. 125 F&AM and life member of Al Menah Shrine. He was the retired owner and operator of McMinnville Stone Company, a founding member of Westwood Church of Christ, and son of the late F.C. and Sarah Jane Maxwell Boyd Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by first wife, Virginia Wilson Boyd; brothers Henry, Austin, Clark, Tallman, Bill, Fred, Robert, and F.C. Boyd Jr.; sisters Roberta Boyd, Lorena Boyd, Margaret Simon Northcutt, Ruth Boyd Ramsey; and an infant sibling.

He was married Feb. 24, 2001 to Billie Gray Tittle Brock Boyd, who survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by stepchildren and spouses, Greg and Jill Brock of McMinnville, Becky and Grant Major of LaGrange, Ga., Brad and Melanie Brock of McMinnville, Brent and Jean Brock of McMinnville; grandchildren, Lauren Bowen, Ralston Major, John Woody Major, Georgia Mignon Ray, Barrett Brock, Andrew Brock, Graylin Brock, Liam Brock, Bunker Brock and Bailey Brock; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Westwood Church of Christ with Richard O’Connor and Greg Brock to officiate, Interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery with military grave rites conducted by American Legion Post 173. Visitation will be 3 p.m. until the time of service Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boyd Christian School or Westwood Church of Christ. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 7, 2018