Russell Lowell Boyd Jr. the son of Russell Lowell Sr. and Ethel Geneva (Bolander) Boyd was born August 3, 1947, in Muskogee, Oklahoma and departed this life on March 12, 2021, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma at the age of 73 years, 7 months and 9 days.
Russell served in the U.S. Navy for nearly 12 years before moving back to Tahlequah. He married Lou Nell Campbell on June 1, 1964. He loved his family dearly. He enjoyed taking care of his animals, woodworking, dirt track races, NASCAR, car shows and cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chicago Cubs. His favorite time in life, that he enjoyed the most, was working at the American Legion Post 135 and just being together with fellow veterans. Russell loved his country and he loved his family. He touched many lives over the years and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Charles Floyd Boyd and Carl Lee Boyd; and his nephews Terry Lynn Boyd, Glenn Allen Boyd Jr., and Eric Boyd.
He is survived by a loving family which includes his wife of nearly 57 years LouNell Boyd of the home; his children Ragenia Lou Houdyshell and husband Thomas of Wagoner, Russell Lowell Boyd III of Wagoner, Richard Lee Boyd and wife Lucinda of Wagoner, Robert Louis Boyd and wife Frances of Tahlequah, and Renia Lynn Batman and wife Tammi of Davenport, OK; his grandchildren Christopher Blake Boyd, Brittany Amber Boyd, Courtney Lynn Houdyshell-Milliman, Tiffany Nichole Houdyshell, Whittney Ann Boyd, Amanda Marie Boyd, and Ashton Paige Boyd; his great-grandchildren Kyler Blake Boyd, Kinlee Allyn Boyd, Blaise Alexander Milliman and Autumn Haize Ellison; and his brothers Glenn Allen Boyd Sr. and wife Terri and Kenneth Eugene Boyd and wife Jeanine. Several nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives also survive him.
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