Richard "Rabbit" Gruitt Boyd
Richard "Rabbit" Gruitt Boyd
January 3, 1950 - April 19, 2017

Rabbit Boyd

Richard “Rabbit” Gruitt Boyd, 67, of Hollister, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center following a brief illness.

Born January 3, 1950 in Philadelphia, PA, Rabbit had been a resident of Putnam County since 1988 coming from Jacksonville. He had lived on Grandin Lake for 25 of those years. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy. He was a career truck driver, transporting fuel. Mr. Boyd was a member of The Fleet Reserve, Branch 183, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, both in Interlachen, and the Palatka Moose Lodge # 184 in Palatka and life member of V.F.W., Auxiliary 10164 in Interlachen. He enjoyed fishing.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Boyd; his parents, Andrew and Edna Gruitt Boyd; and his sister, Joann Waddell.

Cherishing Rabbit’s memory are his two sons, Brian Boyd of Jacksonville and Adam Boyd of Hollister; a daughter, Robyn Boyd of Jacksonville; a brother, Robert Boyd of Michigan; three sisters, Andre Fulmer of Elmer, NJ, Phyllis Fuller of Hollister and Laura Seigle of Colorado and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will begin at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, May 27, 2017 at The Fleet Reserve, 207 Commonwealth Ave., Interlachen, FL 32148. Military Honors will be bestowed by the United States Navy. In celebration of Mr. Boyd’s life, a video tribute will be shown.

Memorial gifts, in Rabbit’s memory, may be made to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Messages of sympathy may be expressed on his online guest book at Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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