Boyd Carroll Mattox was born to Leslie and Ida Mae (Lukens) Mattox on August 29, 1936 at the family home rural Tecumseh, Nebraska. He was baptized by a Methodist minister. He attended Tecumseh Public Schools, graduating with the Class of 1954. Boyd continued his education at Peru State College for two years and also worked part time at the Warnke Grocery Store. After college Boyd worked for five years for the Campbell Soup Company.
Boyd served his country in the United States Army from his induction July 15, 1959 to his honorable discharge July 7, 1961. He was in Hanau, Frankfort, Germany as a Specialist 4 surveyor. After his military service, Boyd began work for the Nebraska Department of Roads in Fremont. He was a Survey Party Chief and retired from the Department of Roads in 1996. After his retirement, Boyd returned to Tecumseh. In both Fremont and Tecumseh Boyd was very involved with civic duties. His memberships and offices included Fremont Coin Club and Optimistic Club Secretary and Treasurer, Tecumseh City Council, NAPE (Nebraska Association of Public Employees) Board, Grandview Cemetery Board and Red Cross Bloodmobile. He was a very avid historian, providing history and information regularly to the Johnson County Museum, Tecumseh Public Library and anywhere else it was needed or requested. Boyd kept an extensive history collection with articles, pictures and clippings from every event known in his ancestry, including letters and various correspondence kept over his entire lifetime, all neatly organized in books. He had a very organized newspaper collection. Boyd enjoyed collecting coins, stamps, post cards and other items, having meals with friends and calling Bingo at the Tecumseh Action Center and playing cards, especially pitch.
When his health declined Boyd became a resident of Gold Crest Retirement in Adams, Nebraska and passed away there December 13, 2017 at the age of 81 years. He is survived by his sisters, Mary Ann Wenzl of Steinauer and Merle Nootz of Omaha, sister-in-law, Marilyn Mattox of Omaha and twenty nieces and nephews. Boyd was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Donald, Dale and David Mattox and sisters, Dorothy Agena and infant sister Flora Mattox.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska, with Rev. Hugh Giesbrecht officiating.
Visitation will be at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska, Monday, December 18, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Memorials may go to the Johnson County Historical Society.
Inurnment will be in the Tecumseh Cemetery, Tecumseh, Nebraska with military rites by the Nebraska National Guard Funeral Honors Team.
Online condolences may be left @ www.wherrymortuary.com.