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Joe T. Boyd, Flower City Nursery, McMinnville, TN, Passes Away at 83

13 Feb 2015 1:04 PM | Karen Summers (Administrator)

Our Deepest Sympathy Goes Out to the Boyd Family

It is with regret and sorrow that we announce the death of Joe T. Boyd, Flower City Nursery, McMinnville, TN, who died Thursday, February 12, 2015, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

Joseph Tallman Boyd, Jr. (Joe T.) was born May 24, 1931. He was a son of Sara Ramsey and Tallman Boyd. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Martha Boyd Barnes and brother Thomas Ramsey Boyd. He was a fourth generation nurseryman and received an honorary lifetime membership in the Southern Nursery Association and Tennessee Nursery & Landscape Association. He was owner of Flower City Nursery. He served as a commissioner with West Warren Viola Utility District and served as chairman for a number of years. He was a volunteer fireman and worked to establish the Smartt Fire Station that became part of Morrison Fire Department. He served four years in the United States Air Force. He was a member of United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years Mary Jo Boyd, two sons Charles Tallman Boyd (Deborah) of Manchester, TN and William “Bill” Joseph Boyd (Neva) of Smartt, TN, two daughters Mary Kate Boyd of Smartt, TN and Eleanor Clay Bryan (Steve) of Morrison, TN, sisters-in-law Charlene Hart (Walt) of Denver, Colorado, Kathy Boyd of McMinnville, TN, six grandchildren Natalia Hope Boyd and Natalie Faith Boyd both of McMinnville, TN, Stevie Elizabeth Bryan of Knoxville, TN, Tallman Boyd of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Harrison Boyd of Chattanooga, TN, and Jimmy Joe Bryan of Morrison, TN. Three nieces, a nephew, uncle Herbert P. Boyd and aunt Mrs. F. C. Boyd, Jr. also survive.

Services will be held Sunday, February 15th at 2:00 PM at the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Thomas Hart of Star, South Carolina and Larry Boyd will be officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 PM until 8 PM Saturday and again from 12:00 noon until the time of service at 2 PM Sunday at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to Tennessee Nursery & Landscape Association Memorial Scholarship Fund, Meals on Wheels, or to the Morrison Fire Department.

Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com.
24-Hour Obituary Information Line is 931-473-5700.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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