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Mason Arnold Boyd

August 20, 1942 ~ April 19, 2019 (age 76)

On Good Friday, April 19, 2019, God called an angel home.  Mason Arnold Boyd passed away after a very short illness. 

A native of Pulaski, Virginia, he came to Salem in 1959, where he met the love of his life, Ann Carroll Boyd, who survives him.  Mason loved life to the fullest and he was always ready with a special smile and lots of laughter.  He proudly served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Sabine (A0-25).  He loved all of his fellow servicemen.  Mason loved his morning devotional and prayer time, and he loved the Lord. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 55 ½ years; his two sons, Lee Boyd (Pennie) of Boonville, NC; Kevin Boyd (Sarah) of Roanoke, VA; and his loving and devoted daughter, Karen Stephenson (Lee) of Salem, VA.  Also surviving are his grandchildren, Logan and Lauren Boyd and their mom, Bonnie Boyd.  A very special grandson left to carry on his legacy also survives him, Chip Stephenson.  Chip and Pa-Paw spent many hours discussing all sports, especially Salem High School Baseball.  Additional survivors include brother-in-law, Frank C. Carroll (Phyllis) and sister-in-law, Betty C. Richards, along with special nieces and nephews. 

A time of visitation will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019 from 10:00am – 12:00pm at Lotz Funeral Home in Salem, VA.  A service will follow immediately with the Rev. Hilton Jeffreys. 

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