Live, Laugh, Love
CANTON — In the peaceful early morning hours of Thursday, March 14, 2013, as a soft snow blew across the mountains in the Newfound community, a loving husband, a beloved daddy, dad, and “Daddy O,” a papaw who was more than a grandfather-much like another daddy, and also a friend who was known as “Bonker” to so many people, left his earthly home on Newfound Mountain and entered into his Heavenly home.
Billy “Bill” William Boyd , who was 89 years young — not old, was born Feb. 10, 1924, in Haywood County to the late Will Boyd and the late Sallie Surrett Boyd. He grew up in Canton and was always known as being a “prankster.” His brown eyes twinkled with mischief with every joke and prank he played on friends and family all throughout his life.
In describing Bill one ...