Mason Richard Boyd
Mason Richard Boyd
  • September 10, 2001 - January 6, 2018
  • Ohio

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Mason Richard Boyd, 16, of Pataskala, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 6, 2018. He was born on September 10, 2001 in Columbus, OH, a son to Victor and Amie (Baker) Boyd. In addition to his parents, he is also survived by his siblings, Maxton and Murphy; grandparents, Karen (Steve Kish) Baker and Victor (Irene) Boyd; aunts and uncles, Andrew (Karen) Baker, Alison (Leo) Chiques, Annetta (Randy) Woodford, Helen (John) Sidwell and Troy (Kristen) Boyd; great-uncles, Mike (Shawn) Choma and Kenny (Bev) Choma; cousins, Lexi, Drew, Dani, Clayton, Jackson, Mylee, Isabel, Manny, Justin, Aaron, Andy, Jeana, Josey, Abbigail, and Grant. Mason is preceded in death by his grandfather, Richard Baker and great-grandmother Shirley (Nu-Nu). Mason was a friend to many and loved by all. Mason's life was spent on a wrestling mat. If he was not competing, he was training. His wrestling teammates became family. Mason looked up to his brother Max, and his face glowed as he watched Max take the podium at the state wrestling tournament. A protector of his little sister, with whom he shared many special moments, even though he liked to let her know wrestling was much harder than gymnastics. Mason could name every player and every stat of every sport and enjoyed attending any sporting event he could. Mason was an exceptional young man, which is a testament to an amazing upbringing. Friends may call from 5-8:30 pm on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Watkins Memorial High School Gymnasium, 8868 Watkins Rd. SW, Pataskala, OH 43062 with service following at 8:30 pm. Funeral service will be at 6:00 pm on Friday at Etna United Methodist Church, 500 Pike St. SW, Etna, OH 43018 with Dr. Stephen Swisher and Watkins Wrestling Coaching Staff officiating. Honoring the families wishes cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Mason Richard Boyd Wrestling Scholarship Fund. Donations can be made in the name of Mason Boyd to The Pataskala Banking Company at 354 South Main Street, Pataskala OH (740) 927-4956; 9038 Hazelton-Etna Road, Pataskala OH (740) 927-0981; and 14530 East Broad Street, Reynoldsburg, OH (740) 927-5001.