David “Dave” William Boyd
1949 – 2023
Dr. David William Boyd was honored with a Heavenly homecoming on September 12, 2023. Dave was born April 17, 1949, in Ainsworth, NE to parents Rex and Mary Belle. He graduated from Wichita West High School in 1967, lettering in football, basketball, and track. In June 1969, he married his high school sweetheart, Karen. After graduating from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry, they started a pediatric dental practice in Bartlesville, OK, where they raised five children and served their church and community.
He is preceded in death by parents, Dr. Rex & Mary Belle Boyd, and sister, Janie. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Karen; five children and their spouses, Derek, Deren & Monica, Dagen & Michelle, Kylee & Rick, and Danen & Michele; thirteen grandchildren; siblings, Steve and Julie, and his faithful retriever, Cappy.
He was the oldest of four kids… Dave, Steve, Julie, Janie.
He is in the Wichita West High School Athletic Hall of Fame… inducted in 2017.
He played football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers… 1970 national champions.
He married his high school sweetheart… and loved her for 58 years.
He was an amazing athlete… he fathered five children who are average at best.
He was a pediatric dentist for 36 years… despite having fingers the size of bananas.
He was kind, hilarious, generous, and loved serving others.
He played the banjo, kind of.
He loved working with his hands… and he could build anything.
He created a home focused on welcoming and entertaining his kids and their friends.
He was Superman to his five kids… and known by his grandkids as Griz (a la Clark Griswold).
He loved Jesus… and was a good and faithful servant.
We will celebrate his Heavenly homecoming Monday, September 18 at 1:00 PM in the chapel at Crossings Community Church located at 14600 Portland Ave in Oklahoma City. If you can join us, please wear something red.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Rock Steady Boxing to support their Parkinson’s rehab program. rocksteadyboxing.org/donate
We will be live streaming this service in an effort to accommodate those people that wish to attend but are not able to. To watch the service please follow this link: https://vimeo.com/event/3708855/3489d5f613 .