Frank L. Boyd, Col., USAF (Ret.) of Warrenton, VA passed peacefully on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at Fairfax Hospital. He was born on October 9th, 1941 in Chicago, IL to the late Erlene and Lawrence Boyd.
Frank is survived by his wife Alberta ‘Bert’ Boyd of 54 years; two brothers, Jerome Gregory Washington
and James Carter; god-daughter, Kathy Hodge; god-son, Eric Marshall; niece, Sabrina Johnson and many extended family and friends.
Frank graduated from Corpus Christi High School in Chicago, IL. Following graduation Frank enlisted into 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 2nd 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, VA, Hylton Center of the Arts in Manassas, VA 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 Attache 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. Frank completely retired from AASCU and moved with his loving wife, ‘Bert’ to a small retirement community in Warrenton, VA.
The family will accept visitors on Thursday, August 16th from 6 to 8 pm at Moser Funeral Home, 233 Broadview Ave. Warrenton, VA 20186. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, August 17th at 11:00 am at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 271 Winchester St. Warrenton, VA. A burial with full military honors will be held on a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
Our fine facility has ample parking, offers two chapels, family rooms, parlors, and an on-site crematory. Operated since 1836 - we are the oldest continuously operated business in Fauquier County, VA and centrally located in the county and close to most nursing homes and the hospital.