Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Frank L. Boyd, 76, of Warrenton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Fairfax Hospital.
He was born on October 9, 1941, in Chicago, to the late Erlene and Lawrence Boyd.
Frank is survived by his wife of 54 years, Alberta “Bert” Boyd of 54 years; two brothers, Jerome Gregory Washington and James Carter; a goddaughter, Kathy Hodge; a godson, Eric Marshall; a niece, Sabrina Johnson, and many extended family and friends.
Frank graduated from Corpus Christi High School in Chicago. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, rising in rank from an Airman 1ST Class to Tech Sergeant. He then applied to Officer Training School and was accepted. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and climbed through the ranks to retire as a Colonel after serving for a total of 36 years.
Frank was an ardent Chicago Cubs fan and he loved the Washington Redskins. Frank and Alberta were subscribers and friends of the George Mason Center for the Arts in Fairfax, Hylton Center of the Arts in Manassas and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Frank’s Air Force assignments took him to various countries including, Korea, England, Germany, Italy and Canada. Frank’s last assignment was as the Air and Defense Attaché at the American Embassy in Bucharest, Romania. After retiring from the Air Force, Frank worked for Servicemen Educational Opportunity, a division of American Association Society of Colleges and Universities. He completely retired from AASCU and moved with his loving wife, “Bert” to a small retirement community in Warrenton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 16, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 17, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Warrenton. Burial with full military honors will be held on a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered at www.moserfuneralhome.com