Charles R. Boyd, 64, of Wellington, OH, died July 1, 2019 in Ashland Ohio. He was born September 3, 1954 in Floyd County, KY to the late Martha (Lewis) and Nola Boyd. Charles grew up in Wellington and worked many years at Forest City. Charles (or Charlie as he was often called) will be remembered for his love of children, his Harley Davidson T-shirt collection, enjoying tractor-pulls, his love of the Wellington Dog Trach Diner, and most of all, his love for his Mom.
Charles spent the last few years at Pump House Ministries, a place that meets people as their point of need, providing them with opportunities for work and shelter, when addiction cause you to lose everything. Pump House Ministries believe that every person they encounter deserves many second chances to experience grace.
The family wanted to share his story in case you, or someone you know, is struggling with addiction. Make a change and know that hundreds of thousands of families who have lost someone are praying and rooting for you. If you are reading this with judgement, educate yourself about addiction. Substance abuse is always a bad choice, but addiction is not a choice or a weakness. It is a disease, and like most diseases, it requires treatment. Addiction should never be enabled, but a person trying to be healed from addiction will always need love and support.
Charles is survived by a brother, Roland (Sue) Boyd of Wellington, OH ; sisters, Debbie (Dan) Harris of Wellington, OH and Patty (Tim) Althaus of Holly Springs, NC, along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
If friends desire, contributions can be made in Charlie’s name to Pump House Ministries, Ashland, OH.