He was a resident of Lorain County for many years. Boyd loved music and enjoyed playing guitar and singing. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #4003 in Columbia Station.
Survivors include his fiancee, Peggy Butler; two daughters, Tricia Salyers and Claudia Willis; one son, Joshua Willis; five grandchilden; one brother, Gary Willis; and five sisters, Mary Jane Clark, Sandra Nelson, Anna Dove, Judy Nelson and Cathie Gorgan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alonzo and Claudia (nee Bickford) Willis; one brother, Bob Willis; and one sister, Wanda Goodman.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 26, 2014, from 6 until 8 P.M., at Liston Funeral Home, 34360 Center Ridge Road (at Stoney Ridge Rd.), North Ridgeville. The funeral service will be Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 11 A.M., in the funeral home. Reverend Denver Daniel, Pastor of Christian Unity Church in Grafton, will officiate. Burial will be at Butternut Ridge Cemetery in Eaton Township.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the funeral home.