Jack Boyd Jr, 86, of Murrells Inlet, S.C., was born on February 26, 1934. He was a man of intellect, hard work and faith. Supported by family, he died peacefully on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, the day before his 42nd Wedding Anniversary.

Jack was born the oldest of four children born to Jackson and Bernice (Kelly) Boyd in Pamplico, South Carolina. Along with his parents, Jack was preceded in passing by his younger brothers, Bill Boyd and his wife Liz, and Bob Boyd and his wife Jean; as well as his sister, Mary Ann Morton.

Jack proudly served our country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and served as a gunner on B36. Following his honorable discharge, Jack was able to enjoy the finer things in life. He graduated from Wingate and East Carolina University and went on to become a skilled and dedicated teacher for many years. Jack retired from Horry County School District as Principal and Administrator of South Conway Elementary and was a very active and proud Gamecock Fan. Jack was an active member of Belin United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet. His love for the parish and community granted him the opportunity to function as a chairman for the annual BBQ fundraiser every year. He will be deeply missed.

In 1978, Jack married Linda Faye Brewer. Jack’s memory will be cherished by his beloved wife and children, Stetson Boyd and his wife Cindy of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Stacey Gerald and her husband Mitchell of Conway, S.C.; two loving grandchildren, Hunter and Shelby Gerald of Conway; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins; a large, loving, extended family and many supportive friends and neighbors.

Due to the on-going pandemic, a celebration of Jack’s life will be held privately.

At the request of the family, please consider memorial contributions in lieu of flowers. Donations in Jack’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to St. Francis Animal Shelter, 125 Ridge St, Georgetown, SC 29440.

To view these details online or offer words of comfort through the online guestbook, kindly visit the funeral home website at www.burroughsfh.com

Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is in charge of the arrangements.