Cecil E. Boyd, Jr.
Services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home for Mr. Cecil E. Boyd, Jr., 79, of Hattiesburg, who died, Saturday June 25, 2011 at Forrest General Hospital.
Entombment will be in Roseland Park Mausoleum.
Mr. Boyd was a member of the Methodist Faith and was a 32nd Degree Mason.
He attended Harrison County Schools at Success School, grades 1 through 12, graduating in 1949. Cecil was a United States Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. He attended the Universtiy of Mississippi while employed by the Mississippi Power Company in Gulfport.
Cecil entered the Home Building industry in 1962. He joined the MS Gulf Coast HBA in 1963, which is the year Gulport was adopted in the State HBA. He served as Sec-Treas, Vice President and President of the Gulfport Association and is a Life Director of the Gulfport HBA. While a member, he built over 3,000 homes and developed 12 subdivisions.
In 1978, Cecil moved to Hattiesburg, MS. He began building and developing here. He joined the Greater Hattiesburg HBA, served as Sec-Treas, Vice President and President. He is now serving as a Life Director of the Greater Hattiesburg HBA. Cecil has built over 1,000 homes and developed 5 subdivisions in the Hattiesburg area.
Cecil Boyd has served on the Executive Board of Home Builders for the State of Mississippi, was nominated and served as Sec-Treas, Vice President and served as President of the State in 1997. He served 2 years as National Prep., and is now serving as Life Director for the State of Mississippi. He has served for 36 years as a State Director, over 10 years as National Director, and is also an alternate BuildPac Trustee. For the past year, Cecil has served on the Housing Finance Committee and has been a Congressional contact for over 10 years. Cecil received his National Life Directorship in 2003.
For the past four years, Cecil has served on the MS Economic Council as director of four counties.
Mr. Boyd was preceded in death by his grandson, Christopher Evan Peterman.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Kemp Boyd of Hattiesburg; three daughters, Diane Boyd Robison, Cynthia Boyd Simmons, and Cecile Boyd Butera all of Gulfport, MS; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg.