Jun 10, 2024

John D. Boyd

Posted Jun 10, 2024 4:53 PM
John D. Boyd
John D. Boyd

John D. Boyd, 70, of Wamego, Kansas, passed away unexpectedly on Friday (June 7, 2024) in the emergency room at the Wamego Health Center.

 Born September 9, 1953 in in Aransas Pass, Texas. John was the son of Donald and Sallie Ann (Tomlinson) Boyd. He married Patricia “Patti” Allegrini on August 22, 1975 in Goshen, Connecticut.  She survives.

 John served his country as a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps until his discharge in 1976. Following his discharge, John earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science from Mt. Wachusett Community College in Mt. Wachusett, MA. He began his career in Fire Fighting with the Federal Government as a firefighter at Ft. Devens, MA. John retired, after 31 years of service with the federal government as a fire chief  at Ft. Riley, KS in 2004. John continued his service to his community by becoming the Director of  Pottawatomie County Emergency Management where he worked for many years.  He then was employed by State of Kansas with the Firefighters Relief Act until his retirement in 2014.

An outdoorsman, John enjoyed shooting at the gun range, but he especially loved the time he spent fishing with his young sons, family vacations with his grandsons, and in recent years, corvette and motorcycle rides with Patti.      

 Survivors include his wife, Patti; two sons, Jeremy Boyd (Chandra) of Little Rock, AR and Eric Boyd (Barbara) of Wamego; two grandsons, Mason Boyd and Jase Boyd; two sisters, Susie Kessler (Dan) and Denise Greer (Randy) both of Carlsbad, NM; and an Aunt, Sis Coley of Roswell, NM.

John was preceded in death by his parents.

John will lie in state beginning at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday (June 12, 2024) at the Campanella & Stewart Funeral Home in Wamego.  The family will meet friends for a visitation later that evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Graveside services will be held Thursday morning (June 13, 2024) at 10:30 a.m.  in the St. George Township Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers,  memorial donations are requested to the Flint Hills Bread Basket and those may be left with Campanella & Stewart Funeral Home, P. O. Box 48, Wamego, KS 66547.