Oct. 31, 1949 - April 22, 2021
Rev. Kenneth Boyd Dennard, 71, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021.
Visitation was held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 in the Great Hall at the First United Methodist Church in Eatonton, GA. Funeral Service were held Sunday, April 25, 2021, in the Great Hall at the First United Methodist Church in Eatonton, GA with Rev. David Woffard officiating. Burial followed at Macon Memorial Park in Macon, GA.
Boyd was born to the late Kenneth and Grace Dennard of Gordon, GA on October 31, 1949. He graduated from Wilkinson County High School in 1967, later attended Asbury and Lindsey Wilson colleges in Kentucky. Then he became employed by Freeport Kaolin and later Englehard Corporation. Being called into fulltime music ministry, he attended Mercer University and graduated in 1992 with a double major in Christian Education and Music. He also retired from Putnam County Charter System after ten years of service as a bus driver. Since 1973, he has served as Choir Director and/or Organist at several churches. He served at the Gordon First United Methodist Church, Eatonton First Baptist Church, Gray United Methodist Church, and was presently serving as Minister of Music and Family Ministries at Eatonton First United Methodist Church. Boyd will always be remembered for having a servant heart. Through music, he shared his love of Christ and others. He touched countless people, young and old. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and leaves behind a family legacy. In his spare time, he loved to garden and work on his tractors.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary Alice Chapman Dennard, sister Jan Fine (Greg), daughters Jolynn Churchwell (Brian), Janey Smith (Robert), Christy Steverson (Robert), Kensley Brown (Bob), 6 grandchildren: Jon Wilfong, Jessica Mercer, Mary Grace and Jackson Steverson, Robby and Riley Brown, 4 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Eatonton First United Methodist Church.