J.D. CHARLES, Staff Writer
GILBERT, W.Va. — Boyd Mounts, 86, of Gilbert, was called to his heavenly home from his residence Monday, December 3, 2012.
Born August 23, 1926, in Lindsey, WV, Boyd was the son of the late Floyd and Lillie Mounts of McDowell County.
Boyd was the last surviving child among his siblings: two sisters, Nettie Stacy and Bessie Scites, and five brothers: Floyd Jr., Joe, Howard, Wayne and Elmer Mounts. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Michel Boyd and Terry Mounts.
Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Barbara Hatfield Mounts, and three daughters: Benita Mounts (companion Billy Hatfield) of Browning Fork, and twins, Tammy and husband Bradley Fenster of Nicholasville, Ky., and Tonya and husband Roger Hatfield of Inez, Ky. His grandchildren include Tyler Mounts, Amy Fenster, and Adam Brewster (wife Danielle), and one great-grandchild: Ayden Brewster.
Boyd was a proud member of the U.S. Army, Infantry, 3rd Division. He was a Korean War (1951-1953) veteran, and a proud UMWA coal miner, retired. Of the Baptist faith, Boyd was an active and cherished member of the Browning Fork House of Faith. His interests included his church, his family and grandchildren, as well as two pets, Precious the cat and Choppy the Chihuahua.
Services will be held at noon Friday, December 7, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Diamond Carter and Rev. Lowell Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill with Military Graveside Rites by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 141 of Belfry, Ky.
Friends may gather with the family from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home where a special service will begin at 7 p.m.
Honorary pallbearers will be his church family.
Pallbearers include Adam Brewster, Tyler Mounts, Roger Hatfield, Brad Fenster, Ron Hatfield, Calvin Wiley and Mickey Christian.
Special thanks to Doctors Haddy, Basu, Bhirud, Chris Tipton, Eggleston and Manon.
Condolences may be left at www.mountsfuneralhome.com
Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of arrangements.
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