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Celebrating the life of....Earl Edward Boyd




January 26, 1945 - November 12, 2020

Family Gathering: 417 Moore Street, Thomasville, NC 27360


Public Visitation: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:00 am - 1:30 PM


Funeral Service: PRIVATE - Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:00 pm

S. E. Thomas Funeral and Cremation Services

110 Highland Avenue

Thomasville, NC 27360


The Obituary

Earl Edward Boyd was born on January 26, 1945, in Pinewood South Carolina to the late Luther and Essie Conyers Boyd. Earl answered the Masters Call earning his wings and joining the Hallelujah Band.


Earl attended and graduated from Manchester High School in Clarendon County, SC. Later he moved to Thomasville, North Carolina where he worked with Masonite and Custom Finishers as a Print Machine Operator. Family and friends will miss Earl’s great personality and his loved for children.


Earl mastered his skills in football and baseball as a youth; as an adult he enjoyed watching all sports including soccer, during his leisure time. Understanding the importance of a spiritual foundation Earl attended Christian Fellowship Word of God in High Point, North Carolina under the leadership of Pastor Susan Burgess.


Earl was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Glenn Shannon and James Canty, Jr.


Earl leaves to cherish his memories to his wife, Josephine Canty Boyd of the home, his daughters, Kristie (Michael) Harris of High Point, NC, Shirley Canty of Jamestown, NC and Joyce (Alan) Sanders of Thomasville, NC; and one son, David (Min. Donna) Canty of Thomasville; NC, ten grand-children, Ashley, David L, AJ, Davina, Tiffany, Shawn, BJ, Jaylon, Kya, Kadijah and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.