In Memory of

Freddie

Lee

Boyd,

Jr.

Obituary for Freddie Lee Boyd, Jr.

Freddie Lee Boyd, Jr. was born to the parentage of Freddie Lee, Sr., and Earlie Mae Boyd on June 13, 1950, in Bakersfield, California. At an early age, Freddie attended Saint Paul Church of God in Christ under the leadership of the late Bishop Duffey and accepted Jesus Christ in his life. He always thanked his mom for her prayers and teaching him about God.

He attended Potomac Elementary, Lincoln Junior High, East Bakersfield High School and graduated from Oregon State University (OSU). He was inducted into the following: 1981 Bob Elias Hall of Fame in Bakersfield, 1992 Oregon State Athletics Hall of Fame, and 2011 East Bakersfield Hall of Fame.
In 1971 and 1972 he was named OSU MVP and earned All-American and All-Pac-8 acclaim as a senior and he lettered for three seasons.

After his OSU career, he was the fifth selection in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. Later, he was traded to the New Orleans Jazz.

Freddie married Eula Lee Hunt on July 19, 1977.

After retiring from the NBA, Freddie returned to Bakersfield, and he coached and taught at Garces Memorial High School. He returned to OSU to assist with the basketball program and became an assistant coach.
In 1996, Freddie returned to Bakersfield, was employed by the Kern County Probation Department, and taught at the Kern High School District. In 2012 he retired from the Kern High School District.

Freddie is preceded in death by his parents, Freddie Lee Sr., and Earlie Mae Boyd; maternal grandparents Sammy L. Sr., and Katie (Edwards) Sumlin; paternal grandmother Irene Spikes, and nephew Bobby Dornell Johnson.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 46 years, Eula Lee Boyd; his children: son Tyson Lamar Boyd of Bakersfield; daughter Jeanie Marie (Michael) Lynch of Oakland, California; grandchildren: Mia Soriah Nakamura-Boyd of Bakersfield, and Jordan Michael Lynch of Irvine, California, and goddaughter Kala Montgomery of Hamilton, New York; three brothers: Cleauthor Vernell Johnson, Sr., Dornell (Roena) Winters of Bakersfield; and Michael (Margaret) Boyd of Shertz, Texas; five sisters: Hazel Daniel, Brenda Toney, and Patricia Boyd of Bakersfield; Victoria Boyd of Cibola, Texas; and Wanda (Bernard) Gillard of Waldorf, Maryland; and a host of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Freddie is also survived by his former wife, Elaine Lothridge Brown of Bakersfield.

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