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Fred Harris Boyd 3/29/40- 8/3/19.

Anyone blessed to have known Fred would tell you that he never had an unkind word to say about or to anyone. As a faithful servant of the Lord, he wanted the best for everyone, loved his family without reserve, and always put others first. His love for Christ was undeniable.

Fred is survived and adored by his two sons David Boyd and Steven Boyd; his daughter-in-law Brenda Boyd; three grandchildren; Katelyn, Harris, and Hannah Boyd; brother Mike Boyd and sister-in-law Susan Boyd; and sister Charlotte Hickman and brother-in-law Lynn Hickman.

Preceded in death by mother Nora Harris Boyd and father Edgar Glen Boyd.

Fred was a 79 year resident of Garland, Texas and attended First Baptist Church since he was a young boy resulting in deep family roots, a countless number of friends, and wonderful memories. A highly educated and talented man, Fred graduated in the top 10% of his class from Garland HS in 1958, earned his Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance from Baylor University in 1962, and received a Master's degree in Music History from Southern Methodist University.

An accomplished pianist, he generously shared his gift of music with so many. However his greatest accomplishment is the loving legacy and honorable example he left to his family and friends. Fred was a tremendous man that humbled himself to the Lord and to the needs of those around him. Glory be to God, the world is a better place for Fred having been in it. We love you Fred, and will see you again when we rejoice together in heaven.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to "First Baptist Church - Amazing Grace Sunday School Class" who has graciously blessed and loved Fred's son, David Boyd, without measure over the years.

Visitation will be held Tuesday August 6, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Charles W. Smith & Sons of Sachse, Texas.
Funeral Services will be Wednesday August 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at 1st Baptist of Garland with Dr. Greg Ammons officiating.

Services entrusted to Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home of Sachse, Texas.