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Robert Lewis Boyd Jr. (1966-2018)

Robert Lewis Boyd Jr.

STRONG - Robert Lewis Boyd Jr., 52, passed away unexpectedly on May 12, 2018.

He was born on Jan. 15, 1966 in Farmington, the son of Robert, Sr. and Judith (Ellis) Boyd.

He graduated from Mt. Abram High School in the class of 1985; and went on to Northeast Tractor and Trailer School, graduating in 1990. Currently, Bobby was employed for Linwood Doble Construction and previously had worked for Ted Berry and Co., with various jobs in between. For many years, he was self-employed driving his own Wheeler.

With kindness, David Kidd introduced Bobby to the Farmington Baptist Church, provided transportation, and has been a wonderful friend. Bobby loved fishing, hunting and 4-wheeling. Since Bobby was a young child, he loved to go camping with friends and family. He always looked forward to Memorial Weekend, because it signaled the start of the camping season. If there was music and an opportunity to dance, Bobby would be the first and last on the dance floor, tearing it up and living every day as if it was the last.

Bobby was very kind, generous, and a joy to be around, he was known to give the shirt off his back when someone was in need.

The family would like to thank the many, many people, including Cliff Perigo, for helping to bring him home.

Bobby is survived by; his parents, Robert, Sr. And Judith Boyd of Strong; his sister, Carolyn (Boyd) Tranten and husband Clay of Kingfield; his son, Devin Boyd and grandson, Bradon Boyd of Weld; his daughter, Savannah-lyn Boyd, future son in-law, Jeremiah Wood, grandsons, Kolten and Keegan Arnold, Karson Wood, and future step granddaughter, Claira Wood of Wilton; his son, Dakota Boyd of Weld; his daughter, Brooke-lyn York and husband Flint, Jr., granddaughter, Aria-lyn York, and step grandson, Payden York of Farmington. Bobby was raised in a large, loving, and close knit family. Love and wishes for peace go to all of his aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bobby’s memory to St. Francis Catholic Charities, 270 Minot Ave B, Auburn, ME 04210 (Please notate - for the Recovery House).

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 3:30 p.m., at the Farmington Baptist Church, 194 Whittier Road, Farmington, ME. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 48 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.

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  1. Thoughts and prayers for Bob's family.
    He was kind and always had a smile.
    He will be missed.

  2. He will be sadly missed by many. He was a hard worker and loyal employee. A fantastic firefighter and a great friend. Rest In Peace. We will miss you dearly
    Gil and Joan

  3. We are sorry for the families loss. Ive known Bobby many yrs.My brother was married into the family years ago so Bobby was always saying to me "we are family after all"He was such a sweet guy and would always meet you with a big bear hug! anywhere i saw him he always had a smile..And yes he loved to dance..Back when the Elbow was open if he saw me I knew Ide better get out there to dance with him or he would drag me out..I know he was so very proud of his family..his kids and his grandkids..
    Im gonna miss your sweet smile and your bear hugs Bobby. Your Pain is gone, now you can rest. RIP my family friend!!!

  4. So sorry to hear of Bobby's passing, my thoughts and prayers are with those he left behind, especially his children for I know there is no greater loss. May you find comfort in your memories and everlasting love.

  5. I went to school with Bobby from Kindergarten all the way to graduation. I hadn’t seen him in several years, but I smile when I remember those early days; tag on the playground, taking turns on the big slide, a Winged Monkey in the Wizard of Oz, and a particular “dared of him stunt” through the girl’s locker room and down the hallway of Strong Elementary that earned him a couple of days at home. He was a good old boy, through and through. His friends and family are in my thoughts and prayers. May the cherished memories provide them with comfort during this time and the days ahead.

  6. So sorry to hear of your loss. Bobby was always a friendly guy, who was willing to help others.I got reacquainted with him 2 years ago when he rode in a Stanley Steamer for Kingfield Days. Come to find out, he had ridden in one years ago! He was always so proud of his kids. Rest In Peace Bobby.

  7. He was a wonderful man, i was so proud to call him my friend. I spent many days & nights discussing life, kids & so much with him. My heart goes out to all of the Boyd children & family. Devon, Dakota, Savannah & Brooklyn. Your dad was a wonderful amazing man who will be missed so very much.
    Love, Trish, Zack & Kade. You were always apart of our family....

  8. So Very Sad to hear of Bobby's passing, he always wore a smile on his face and Yes if he was on the dance floor and looking at you , you'd better get up and boogie, or he would grab your hand and insist you get fun times...And whenever I would see Bobby I could expect a Hug...Rest Easy Buddy til we see you again ! Much Love and Hugs and Prayers for his whole Family!!

  9. Dearest Bobby, Judy and family. Renee and I are so sorry for your loss and our hearts ache for you all..We love you and you will be in our prayers.

  10. Our thoughts and prayers go out to

    Our thoughts go out to the family..

  11. To The Entire Boyd Family: I am thinking of you all during this very sad time. Cherish the memories you have to get you through the days ahead. So sorry for your loss.

  12. My thoughts and prayers go out to family, friends and everyone who knew Bobby. 💙🙏

  13. So sorry to read of your son’s passing. Though I didn’t know Bobby, I’ve heard some wonderful stories about him.
    If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to call me. Again, my deepest sympathy to both of you.

  14. Bobby, Judy and family: Words can't express how deeply we feel for you at this time. Jerry and Ione

  15. So sorry for the loss of a loved one. Thinking of the family.

  16. Heartfelt condolences!
    Missed dearly...
    Always remembered...
    Truly loved!💓

  17. It was good to see Bobbie at church.I remember when he was raising his family in weld I.worked in rumford.And I would see that truck on the road he was a hard worker.

  18. Devin, Savannah, Dakota, and Brooklyn so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad . Always loved being your neighbors in Weld. Bobby may you Rest In Peace .

  19. So very sorry to hear about Bobby... Thoughts and prayers for all who knew and loved him...