Celebrating the life of

Louis Carson Boyd

Passed away on May 03, 2022

Louis Carson Boyd

We lost Lou May 3rd after a short illness.  Lou was born August 29, 1944 to Penn and Anna Boyd in Statesboro, GA, both now deceased.  He had two sisters, Charlotte Marsh (Bobby), and Penny Rhines (Clyde, also deceased).  He was their baby brother that hung the moon.  The family moved to Isle of Hope and opened a grocery store.  Lou roamed the island with friend and his pet monkey very freely in those days. 

He attended Savannah High School and starred as their quarterback in football.  He joined the Air Force and served four years.  He returned home and became a partner in a lounge called “Trader Louies.”  From there he moved to Atlanta where he met and married his wife, Dianne.  She has been by his side for 53 years.  They produced two children, Kindal and Kelli (Nick) of which Kindal gave us our precious grandson Spencer. 

Lou and Dianne opened Boyd Nursery and Boyd Chem Care at Oglethorpe Mall and retired after 40 years of service to the public.

Lou’s love of sport was fishing, especially big game fishing and thanks to Stan Strickland, he reached his dream in style.

Life was good – no regrets.  Special thanks to Nick Bacich who paved our way thru many trying medical decisions and is to be our son-in-law.

Come see the family May 6, 2022 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.



So sorry for your loss❤️

- Bob Tedder , Savannah , Ga 31419

Diane I am so sadden to hear about Lou's passing. Mya God Bless him and you and the family. Please let me know if I can help in any way.

- Paul Weber (PW), Savannah, GA

I am so sorry to read of Lou’s passing. We just lost my Dad on 4/23. So many great memories of them fishing and laughing… Sending lots of love, hugs and prayers. I know they are reminiscing and fishing together again.

- Tricia Steinman, Cumming, Georgia

To Kelli and her family. Through pictures that I have seen, KelliI I can tell where you got your personality. My thoughts are with you and the entire family. Please know I am thinking of you and would like to help in anyway

- Bentley Edwards, Savannah , Ga

My sincere condolences Boyd family . The best and hardest laughs I have ever had was Lou and Robie’s stories. Memories I will always keep. Steve

- Steve & JoBeth Fullet, Savannah , Ga

A candle has been lit!

- Stephen Herb, Savannah, Ga.

Kelli and family, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I'm sending so much love your way.

- Sarah Aliffi-Baez, Savannah, GA

Deepest sympathy for Louis's passing! I have many fond memories of Louis during our high school days!

- Melinda Harn Smith, Savannah, Georgia

Lou I'm going to miss you buddy we have some good times in high school you're a good great quarterback Diana I'm sorry for you but I love both of you and I remember I'll remember spanky

- Charles Dent, Savannah, GA

The passing of a legend for sure! Lou was truly one of a kind and dearly loved by us all here at Driftaway! I was so sad to hear of him passing away! He was the kind of guy that we all thought would live forever. Our prayers are with Diane and the family. Tight lines forever Lou!

- Robyn Quattlebaum, Savannah, GA

Our deepest condolences to you during this very difficult time. Please know that you are in our prayers.

- Steve & Leah Bailey, Savannah, Georgia

Louis and I were football teammates at Savannah High School. One day at practice during a tackling drill, Louis was to tackle me. The result of the collision was that he got knocked out cold and my collarbone was broken. Pretty good hit all the way around. It’s always sad to hear that our classmates have passed. My thoughts are with all of his family.

- Bill Bonner, Jacksonville, FL

Louis Boyd!! There will never be another one quite like you! Our friendship was a special one, and as I send prayers of comfort to your family, I know you rest peacefully. Barbara Brown Wolling, Savannah, Ga.

- barbara wolling, savannah, georgia

I was ao sorry to se of Lou's passing. I was at SHS and played football with Lou and Spanky in the early 60's. Lou was quite a foorball player. Lou was a year maybe year and half older but I havw fond memories of Lou. After high school I would run in to him at the nursery. Lou lived life to the fullest and enjoyed every minute of it. I pray for peaae for his family. Reat in Pease my friend.

- Frank G. Murray, Savannah, Georgia

So sorry for your loss Diane and family. God bless you. Many fond memories do Louis over many years in our younger lives.

- Janet and Mike Blackstone, Jacksonville, FL32204

What a great & fun guy. Took care of our yards, enjoyed his stories, etc. God Bless You Lou and Diane and family

- Jerry & Mary Alice Hendrix, Savannah, Georgia

We are shocked and saddened to hear this news what a great guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

- Merritt Dixon IV, Savannah, Ga

Louis and I met in1966 when I coached at savannah high & also enjoyed trader Louies. Great guy. He will be missed by all. So sorry. God bless.

- Woodie Safrit, Myrtle beach, SC

Dianne & family, Jerry and I are so very sad to hear of Lou's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

- Debra Taylor, Bluffton, South Carolina

Mr. And Mrs. Boyd always had a house that smelled of good food and laughter. As a child. I have never seen Mr. Boyd without a smile on his face unless you did not try his food or you were leaving a party early. May he Rest In Peace with a visit from his old golden T- bone in heaven.

- Kimberly Ramage Goodwin, Savannah , Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel