Louie C. ‘Spike Boyd Jr.
FLY CREEK — Louie C. “Spike” Boyd Jr., 61, of Fly Creek, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon, June 9, 2014, at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown.
A Cooperstown Native Son, he was born Aug. 13, 1952, at Bassett Hospital, the son of Louie C. and Dorothy (Harrison) Boyd Sr. He graduated from Cooperstown High School in the Class of 1970, and thereafter from SUNY Cobleskill with an associate’s degree.
He married his high school sweetheart Joyce Clark on Oct. 23, 1976, in Cooperstown.
Spike was a widely known and well respected community member who worked at the Town of Otsego Highway Department for 33 years, serving as Town Highway Superintendent for 18 of those years. Following his retirement from the Town Highway Department he was employed at Suit-Kote Asphalt Corporation in Oneonta for five years as the plant superintendent.
Spike was a lifetime member of the National Skeet Shooting Association, a member of the New York State Skeet Shooting Association and participated in shoots in New York, Nebraska, Oregon, Vermont and Canada. He reached one of his goals of shooting over 100,000 lifetime registered targets in August of 2011. He was an active member of the Cooperstown Sportsmen’s Association and was always willing to help and encourage new shooters getting started in the sport, especially young people. While he enjoyed the challenge of competing, it was more about the camaraderie and friendships than the score.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce; and many family and friends, who he dearly loved.
At his request there will be no services.
For those who so desire, the family suggests that contributions in Spike’s memory be made to the “Heitman Mitchell Memorial Fund,” an organization that supports young people entering the shooting sports, c/o Cory Cooley, 418 Cook Road, Litchfield, NY 13340 or to the Cooperstown Sportsmen’s Association “Shoot for a Cure II” event, c/o Gary Kuch, P.O. Box 984, Cooperstown, NY 13326. All funds raised at this event will go to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are under the care of Tillapaugh Funeral Service, Cooperstown.