Funeral services for a young Riverview father will be held Saturday, June 30.
William Cole Boyd, 26, was killed Saturday, June 23, when he lost control of his 2011 Dodge Caliber on U.S. 301 in Wimauma, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Boyd's car went into the northbound lanes at Ayeresworth Glen Boulevard, hitting a 2008 Toyota Corolla driven by 44-year-old Ana Simon, also of Riverview.
Both were airlifted to Tampa General Hospital, where they later died.
According to in Riverview, Boyd was born in Brandon and worked since 2004 at Mosaic Inc., where he just completed the Journeyman Millwright Mechanics program.
An avid hunter and outdoorsman, Boyd was a member of the Hoot & Holler Hunt Club. He also was a member of the Sun City Christian Center and International Chemical Workers Union Local 439.
His family said he was devoted to his infant daughter, Paislee Grace Boyd. He is survived by his daughter; his mother, Sandra Boyd; brother and sister-in-law Robert Travis and Amanda Boyd; maternal grandparents, Robert and Dorothy Carver; uncles and aunts, Susan Carver, Anthony and Lynn Tubbs, Sue (Lena) Evens and Justin Boyd; cousins, Ashlee Carver, Char’Lee Tubbs, Chad Carver and Amanda Beck, and Nikki and Kevin Tomberlin.
He was preceded in death by his father, William D. Boyd, and his uncle, Rocky Carver.
The family will receive friends at the Sun City Center Christian Center from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 30. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project (woundedwarriorproject.org) or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.