Odell Boyd, affectionately known as, “Shakey” was the tenth child of fourteen children born on January 18, 1947 to the late Charlie and Estelle Davis Boyd in Chester South Carolina. God gave Odell his heavenly wings as he entered him into eternal rest on November 21, 2020.
Odell was reared in a Christian home and joined Church at an early age. He later joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Chester SC. He was educated in the public school and graduated in 1966 from Finely High School, Chester, SC. He furthered his education by obtaining his professional insurance license and had a successful insurance business.
Odell was a giving person and always willing to help someone that needed a hand. All you had to do was call and you could depend on him to be there. These attributes along with his magnetic personality and contagious smile were an asset throughout a career in sales, first with North Carolina Mutual Insurance and later in Automobile sales.
Odell was a strong and courageous man who never complained about anything. Even at his lowest point he was someone who wouldn’t shy away from hard work.
Odell married his high school sweetheart Armenthia Smith and started a family. Odell and his Wife Armenthia were the parents of four children; Eugene, Charles, Shawn and Timothy.
Odell was preceded in death by his siblings; James Robert Boyd, Alice Eugene Boyd Artis, George Nelson (Nat) Boyd, Ebbie Mae Boyd, Joe Louis Boyd, Florine Joseph, Charlie Enos Boyd, Eddie Lee Boyd, Frank Boyd and Baby Margaret Boyd, and sons; Timothy Boyd and Garren Jennings.
Odell leaves to cherish his fond memories his wife, Armenthia Smith Boyd, his sons, Eugene Odell Boyd (Robbie King-Boyd), Charles Allen Boyd, Shawn Lamont Boyd, Donald Crockett, Odell Crockett. Odell was a father figure and loved by, Nickey McClurkin, Toyal McClurkin ,Stacie Graham and Tony Knox; Two Sisters: Louise Boyd Johnson of Baltimore Maryland, and Sallie Boyd Fields of Washingtonville, NY; and one brother Freddie Boyd of Chester, SC. grandchildren, Eugene, Mario, Donnesha, Ashanti, Diamond, Jermaine, Jessica,
Chermayne, Amber, Brandon, Shawn, Christopher, Caleb, and Christen; and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
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