Joe Henry Boyd


Saturday, September 14, 2019, Joe Henry Boyd passed away at home. He is survived by his loving wife, Lannie and two children, Sally Boyd Chambliss (Joe) and Charles Wyatt “Poker” Boyd (Julie). He was known as Papa and Pa B to his seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
Born on April 15,1930, Joe Henry was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Lemuel and Lillian Stowe Boyd and his son Joseph Lemuel “Bud” Boyd II.
Joe Henry was a lifelong resident of Chattahoochee. He served in the Air Force as a radio mechanic for four years.
While serving he played baseball for the Air Force Nomads.
After returning home to Chattahoochee he began working with the ACL Railroad.
He had a passion for youth in the community. His love of baseball touched the lives of many young boys in Chattahoochee. His devotion to the children’s activities at First Baptist Church were also a testament to his faith.
After retiring from the CSX Railroad, he became an avid golfer. In retirement years, he and Lann enjoyed serving on mission trips to various parts of the United States.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Big Bend Hospice for their faithful loving care of Mr. Joe.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to the First Baptist Church Children’s Camp Programs or the charity of your choice.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 AM Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Chattahoochee with Rev. Darell Roberts and Rev. Jeremy Craft officiating and McAlpin Funeral Home directing. Visitation with family and friends will be held Monday, September 16, 2019 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Eastern Time at First Baptist Church of Chattahoochee. Interment will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


  1. Like his older brother, Charles Bertell ‘Bill’ Boyd, Joe Henry was a amazing family man. Soft spoken with a dialect that reveal his strength, resolve and passion of being a family man. Meeting Joe Henry, just once, left a indelible impression on any and all. His service to our country was only surpassed by his love of his family and the community of Chattahoochee. The glorious history of Chattahoochee includes Bill Boyd and Joe Henry Boyd. As his nephew I lost the last direct connection to my father’s life. Now I live on providing the legacy that is the Boyds of Chattahoochee. Miss you Uncle Joe Henry and thank you for sharing Chattahoochee with me.


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