Rick “Tiny” Boyd, 47

Rick “Tiny” Boyd, 47, of Spencerville, died on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at his residence.  

He was born on Oct. 9, 1965, in St. Marys.  

He was the son of William Sr. and Jeanne (Lehman) Boyd.  

On June 11, 2011, he married Melissa (Smith-Walker) Boyd, who survives in Spencerville.  

Also surviving are his stepchildren, Ashley Beck, Collin Walker and Madison Walker, all of St. Marys, and Justin and Tyler Vonenburger, whom he raised as his own; his sister, Diane Boyd of Minster; brother Ken (Rhonda) Boyd of New Bremen; four grandchildren, Alyssa and Wyatt Beck, Leland Vondenburger and Aceton Parson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, William Boyd Jr. and Don Boyd.

Rick was a member of the ABATE – Region 3, the Chained Eagles of Ohio, he was a former Boy Scout leader, a gun enthusiast, and was a self-taught guitar player, which led to him being the lead guitarist and singer in the bands “Mad Hatters” and “Bad Habit.” He had a passion for motorcycles and loved cooking and spending time with his family and friends.  He had been a chef at Rustic Haven of St. Marys and at the American Legion Post of Sidney.

A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, the Rev. Dr. Sharon Showman and Rev. Shane Crites, officiating.  

The family will receive friends from 4:30  p.m. until the time of the services on Friday at the funeral home.  

Inurnment will be at a later date in the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the family in memory of Rick.   Condolences to the family may be left at GilbergHartwigFh.com.