Boyd Swinfield Thomas, 91, of Springfield Twp., went home to be with the Lord on February 8, 2019 at 4:04p.m. at his residence, surrounded by family.
Born on September 23, 1927 son of the late George E. Thomas and Marietta Krantz. Boyd worked as a mechanic all of his life.
He enjoyed fishing, gardening, hunting, was an avid outdoorsman, loved his family, and was a Browns fan until the end. Boyd was proud of being from WV and visiting with his WV family. He was a proud Army vet serving with the 82nd Airborne at Ft. Bragg and during WWII.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife and best friend of 65 years, Geraldine; grandsons, Joshua Roy and Shane Patrick Legg; granddaughter, Dawn Marie Legg; 5 brothers and 5 sisters.
He will be dearly missed by his children, Diana (John) Faulconer, Don D. (Cindee) Legg, Ronnie L. Legg, Larry W. (Patricia) Thomas, Rickey D. (Diana) Thomas, Patricia Mae (Richard) Kelly, Michael H. (Kim) Thomas, John Allen (Carole) Thomas, Danny C. Harris, and Anna Hoff; over 100 grandchildren of five generations; sister, LauraBelle Hellems; and brother, Randall Thomas.
A celebration of life service will be held at the Kenmore Community Church of the Nazarene, 2025 12th St. SW, Akron, OH 44314 on Saturday, February 16 at 2p.m. Pastor Terry Passmore officiating.