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Boyd Smith

October 12, 1928 — March 24, 2022

Boyd Smith

John Boyd Smith, 93, of Newberry, died Thursday, March 24, 2022, at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

John Boyd was born on October 12th, 1928 to Daisy Bedenbaugh Smith and Lindsay Drayton Smith in Saluda, South Carolina. He is predeceased by his siblings Curtis Smith, Hoyt Smith and Cleo Smith Shatterly. He is survived by his sister Christine Smith Senn, his wife Betty Fuller Smith, his son Hugh Boyd Smith (Anne Pinckney Smith), and his grandchildren, Aubrey, Lauryn, Gaillard and Julianna. 

The Smith family moved from Saluda county to Newberry County when the construction of Lake Murray displaced them from their farm in 1936. J.B. graduated from Bush River High School in 1949. J.B. then went to Clemson and graduated with a textiles degree in 1956. 

After graduating from Clemson, JB returned to Newberry to work in textiles. He purchased a farm in 1962. When he was not at the farm, John Boyd was very active in the Newberry community: He was a member of the lions club of Newberry, The Mason’s, The Bush River Young Farmers, Lutheran men in mission at Summer Memorial Lutheran Church, and an active member of Summer Memorial Lutheran Church. He received the Conservationist of the Year Award in 2007 for the Newberry Soil and Water Conservation District. He served in the National Guard for 10 plus years, and was a member of IPTAY for 63 years.  He loved to garden, take care of his cows, watch the Clemson Tigers play, and spend time with his grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Monday, March 28, 2022, at Summer Memorial Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm at the church on Monday. Memorials may be made to Summer Memorial Lutheran Church, 1609 Milligan Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Ashley Rankin, Michael Mills, Daniel Werts, Harold Hunter, Aubrey Smith and Gaillard Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be William Satterwhite, Wayne Satterwhite, Larry Cromer, Von Metts, John Earl and Dannett Smith, Summer Memorial Lutheran Church Men in Mission and his Sunday School Class members.

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Visitation

Monday, March 28, 2022

1:30 - 2:30pm (Eastern time)

Summer Memorial Lutheran Church

1609 Milligan St, Newberry, SC 29108

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Funeral Service

Monday, March 28, 2022

Starts at 3:00pm (Eastern time)

Summer Memorial Lutheran Church

1609 Milligan St, Newberry, SC 29108

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Burial

Monday, March 28, 2022

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