Albert Hart Boyd was born September 7, 1925 at St. Joseph Hospital in Memphis. After 12 years of perfect attendance at AB Hill, Lauderdale and Southside High School, he graduated in 1944. He was drafted into the army where he served in the 29th Infantry Division in World War II. He was on the Elbe River in Germany when peace was declared. He was discharged as a three stripe Sargeant with a combat Medal of Valor in 1946. He graduated with a B.A. from Southwestern at Memphis prior to attending Emory School of Law, the Chicago-Kent School of Law and received an LL.B. law degree from the Southern Law University in Memphis. He later audited classes at Mid-South Bible College. He was licensed to practice before the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1957, licensed to practice in Tennessee in 1963, appointed U.S. Commissioner for the Western District of Tennesse in 1970-1971, elected City Court Judge in 1976-1979, and had law experience extending through the Tennessee and Supreme Courts. He had eight years of corporate administrative experience in Memphis, Atlanta and Chicago. He was on he Board of Directors for the Memphis Union Mission, Vice-President of the Advisory Council of the Lewis Center for Senior Citizens, Commander of Post #1 of the American Legion. Also a member of other professional, business, civic and fraternal organizations.
After becoming moderator of the Mississippi Valley Presbytery and a member of the Executive Council of the ARP Synod, he became a member of the Evergreen Presbyterian Church, where he taught in the Earnest Workers Class.
He loved baseball, golf, dancing; reading, studying and teaching the Bible. He taught the Bible at Calvary Colony, the Veteran's Nursing Home and the Lewis Center. He trusted and believed in the Lord Jesus Christ and looked to him for help and thanked the Lord many times and tried to live morally.
He was predeceased by his parents, James Harris Boyd and Clara Lee Tully Boyd; his sister, Vernell Boyd; his brother Morris Edgar Boyd; his son Bryan James Boyd. He is survived by his wife, Julia Mae Bingham Boyd; brothers-in-law J. Gordon Bingham, Bill Bingham; sisters-in-law Jane Woods and Linnie Tyus; and many cousins and friends. He was a gentleman and a Christian.
His visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Family Funeral Care on Summer Avenue. He will have a graveside service on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Memphis Memory Gardens on Raleigh Lagrange Road. Memorials may be made to Evergreen Presbyterian Church, 613 University, Memphis, TN 38107 or the Methodist Alliance Hospice, 6423 Shelby View Drive #103, Memphis, TN. 38134. Family Funeral Care (Published in The Commercial Appeal on December 8, 2006)