From serving his country in the Battle of the Bulge to helping build a Christian school in Warren County, Hubert Boyd exemplifies the Book of Golden Deeds.
Boyd was awarded the honor Tuesday night by McMinnville’s Evening Exchange Club, and recognized for his selfless works which have been ongoing for over half a century.
Evening Exchange past president Neil Woodiel praised the honoree for thinking about others before himself.
“It’s what people like Hubert Boyd do with the fruits of their prosperity that sets them apart,” Woodiel said in presenting the annual award.
Woodiel pointed out Boyd’s military involvement began right out of high school when he joined the service during World War II. He was wounded in combat in France following D-day and found himself forced back into the fight during the Battle of the Bulge where he was wounded again.
He returned to the states where he returned to school, getting his degree from MTSU.
Woodiel noted Boyd began a legacy of public service all during his business career, helping those in need in Warren County.
“There is no end to what he’s done,” Woodiel said.
Among his lasting legacy is his involvement with Sunny Acres Children’s Home.
“There’s no telling how many lives that touched,” Woodiel said, pointing out Boyd also served as a Shriner, taking many children to the burn center which the club sponsors.
He was also on the board that organized Boyd Christian School in Westwood.
Woodiel choked back tears in concluding Boyd has set a shining example of how people should treat one another with love, kindness and respect.