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Craig Ross Boyd

Craig Ross Boyd, 63, of Portsmouth, passed after an extended illness, at his home on Monday, November 1, 2021.

He was born in Dayton on October 29, 1958, son of Jack R. Boyd of Portsmouth, and the late Virginia Kaye (Baer) Boyd of Portsmouth. Craig was a graduate of Portsmouth West High School class of 1976.

Craig was a former pressman in Columbus, and was a veteran of the United States Air Force.  He was a huge fan of the Cincinnati Reds, followed every game, and greatly enjoyed spending time with his dog, Yogi.

Craig was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Kaye Boyd, and his step-mother, Julia Patricia (Irwin) Boyd.

Surviving is Craig’s father, Jack R. Boyd, of Portsmouth, sister, Stephanie J. Boyd Born, of Portsmouth, and brother, Eric E. Boyd (Sandy), of McDermott.  Other survivors include a very special friend, Rebecca Martin, of Minford, step-sister, Nancy Bays, two step-brothers; Troy Irwin and Kenny Irwin as well as three nieces, two nephews, and a great-nephew.

Funeral services will be 4:00 PM, Friday, November 5, 2021 at Melcher Hammer Funeral Home in Portsmouth with Pastor John Gowdy officiating.  Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM on Friday prior to the service.

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