By: Ralph B. DavisManaging Editor
December 5, 2012
Boyd Mounts, 86, was called to his heavenly home from his residence on December 3, 2012.
Born August 23, 1926, in Lindsey, Boyd was the son of the late Floyd and Lillie Mounts of McDowell County.
He was preceded in death by his parents and was the last surviving child among his siblings: sisters, Nettie Stacy and Bessie Scites; and five brothers, Floyd Jr., Joe, Howard, Wayne, and Elmer Mounts.
Boyd was also preceded in death by two sons, Michel Boyd and Terry Mounts.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Barbara (Hatfield) Mounts; and three daughters, Benita Mounts (companion Billy Hatfield) of Browning Fork; twins Tammy and husband Bradley Fenster of Nicholasville, Ky.; Tonya and husband Roger Hatfield of Inez, Ky.
His grandchildren include Tyler Mounts, Amy Fenster, 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.
Friends may gather with the family at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert on Thursday, December 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a special service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday, December 7, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Diamond Carter and the Rev. Lowell Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill. Honorary Pallbearers will be his church family. Pallbearers include, Adam Brewster; Tyler Mounts; Roger Hatfield; Brad Fenster; Ron Hatfield; Calvin Wiley; and Mickey Christian.
Following Boyd’s funeral, a military graveside service will be conducted at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Pecks Mill, by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #141 of Belfry, Ky.
Special thanks to Doctors Haddy; Basu; Bhirud; Chris Tipton; Eggleston; and Manon.
He is gone from our sight but never from our hearts.