Calling hours (10 people at a time) Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Chapel of White's Funeral and Cremation Services. Interment Green Lawn Cemetery.
Cloves Boyd was born in Columbus, Ohio on March 24, 1922. The Lord called His son home to be with Jesus on Monday May 18, 2020.
As a child Dodie was a member of Centenary Methodist church, where his Grandfather John Brown was a Co-founder. He later joined East Mount Olivet Baptist church
At the age of nineteen Doddie joined the army and served his country for 3 and a half years as an active duty soldier receiving an Honorable Discharge. In 2010 he was honored as Columbus, oldest surviving veteran of WWII, and in 2013 he was recognized with an award by the President of his VFW Post #3764 for his Meritorious service In 1956 Doddie pledged his love to Ruby Nell Johnson form Savannah Georgia, for seven years. When she became ill with cancer, he was right by her side till she passed on. During the Sixties he worked for Peter A Marchee` construction company for eight years. On July 20, 1970 Doddie again pledged his love to Vera Wooden. He lived in a household with all females, and he was still able to keep his sanity. In 1973 he was hired on at Buckeye Federal Bank as a parking attendant where he worked with his younger brother Ervin.
Dad was a kind-hearted loving, husband, father, and a friend to many. He loved fishing, working crossword puzzles. During the winter he would clear the kitchen table off and work a 1500 piece puzzle, visitors would come over and if they picked up a piece of the puzzle he’d tell them “Don’t put it there if it doesn’t fit. He loved playing dominoes and thought he was the domino king. He had a garden that a friendly fox enjoyed from time-to-time. Those who knew him, knew that no matter what, he would always have something to say that would keep you laughing. He loved bar-b-queuing so much that one winter he lit up his grill inside the house and cooked with no house fire. Though dad loved his seek-and-find and crossword puzzle books, his favorite book was the holy bible.
Cloves was the last surviving member of his immediate family and is preceded in death by father Wallace and mother Bessie (Brown) Boyd, wife Ruby Nell (Johnson) Boyd; Sisters Claudine (Boyd) McCutcheon, Wilda (Boyd) White and Tahoma (Boyd) Powell, brothers, Wallace Jr., Robert, Cleon, Ervin and Royal. Dear niece Sherita D. Boyd, Stepdaughter Joyce A. (Ware) Moore, Stepdaughter Desire Wooden and Stepson Wilbur L. Ware, Stepson Rodney Ware, and Nephew Keith Moore.
Doddie is survived by and will be missed by daughters, Bonnie R (Boyd) Pimento, Deborah L. Boyd, Terri D. Boyd, Detra D. Boyd, Stepson Michael L. Ware (Angela Evans) Justin Boyd, Stepdaughters Kim Marable, Sherrie Wooden, Lynn Wooden. Grand children Antony J., Alan J. Jr. and Ayisha J. Pimento, Danielle (Boyd) Scott, Tiffany Boyd, Joshua and Tiana and Hulsinger, James Mathys, Malachi and Megan Rispress;, Kim (Moore) Henderson, Karla Moore, Vincent Ware; 20 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and many friends.
Arrangements by WHITE’S FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 867 S. JAMES ROAD, COLS, OH 43227, BENJAMIN F. “BENNY” WHITE, JR, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, (614)947-1123, whitesfh867.com.
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