Michael Patrick Boyd, Jr.

Nov 21, 1981 – Aug 6, 2014

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Michael P. Boyd Jr. (Big Mike -to his friends-), 32, of Kent, WA passed away on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014.

 Michael was born in Puyallup, WA, on November 21st, 1981, and is survived by his beloved parents Irene and Mike P. Boyd Sr... Michael leaves behind his precious, ebony black cat, ‘Sweetie’; Along with a large extended family and friends.

Michael was an active member of the IAM Machinist Union; with the Boeing Company in Renton WA. He played a pivotal role in the Manufacturing/Electrical work on the 737 Assembly line.

Michael graduated from Decatur High school in 2000 and received Associates in Applied Science degree in electronic engineering and technology from ITT Technical College. Michael enjoyed spending time with his friends, karaoke, and utilizing his amazing talent for computers and target shooting.

Michael had a heart of gold and was always the life of the party. He could put a smile on your face and he touched so many lives. The joy and happiness he brought so many people will never be forgotten and we all hope he knows that he was loved deeply.

We will never forget you and will always have you in our hearts! 


orting, wa
Sep 10, 2014

Boyd you will be missed. Thank you singing Lita Ford for me. Until we meet again.

Sue and Howard goss
Huntsville, AL
Aug 19, 2014

Michael was a special young man. We've known him since he was a year old and we considered him part of our family. He will definitely be missed.

Mindy Cushing
Puyallup, WA
Aug 19, 2014


Sweet friend... you have made so many people smile, and we cry now missing those smiles and that laughter. But I've watched over the last several days as you did what you've always done, brought people together to celebrate life... to laugh, and drink and be merry. I didn't know you for very long, but you touched my heart... and my funny bone... we will miss your voice, your hugs and your heart. Cheers, my dear.

Kasia Speaks
Rincon, Ga
Aug 18, 2014

Big Mike it seems like yesterday we were I'm high school and middle school. You were always cherry and were willing to help anybody. I read through the message of your face book and learned you had left us. My dear friend I know you are missed by everyone who has met you. I know you're just as special up there as you were to each of us. Rest in peace my dear friend. Gone but Never forgotten

Jennifer Kubik
Everett, WA
Aug 17, 2014

My heart is breaking and overwhelmed in pain in the wake of Mike Boyd's tragic death.

The fact that he suffered in silence instead of asking for help is overwhelming to me.

I wish I had known...I would have definantly at least been a person he could have confided in. Sometimes that is all it takes!

"To the world you may be but just one person but to that one person you may be the world!

Maybe in his honor we can start healing and building up tarnished relationships. Forgive and be forgiven

Would it not be great if we can all put our issues toward someone, or your fears and distrust deflected, to those that may need your ear, your hand, or your presence in their lives?

This inspiration came thru my tears, Straight from one of the most beautiful souls ever to have walked this earth. You will be missed, your presence will heal those touched by you life. I will see you again my friend! Take care of those loved ones of ours with your wings!

Timmi Stone
Kent, WA
Aug 16, 2014

Big Mike, I sit here trying to find more words to express the amount of love you had and how much you are missed, hoping and praying that you know and that you have found your peace. 18 years of laughter and fun I will cherish always. Jordan loves you, too! You have some great kids you had a hand in raising that really love and miss you. So many lives you touched. You are truly special to us all. Rest in peace, my friend

Aunt Rae & Uncle Jimmy
Puyallup, WA
Aug 15, 2014

Michael, we are going to miss you more than you will ever know. My heart has a very big hole in it and it will never be fixed. Loved you from day one.

Cory & Rayna Spratley
Auburn, WA
Aug 15, 2014


We only met you 2 years ago but, in those 2 years you became a great friend and family in our hearts. You loved our cupcakes and most of all we loved your friendship. Your smile, hugs, and genuine heart will remain in our lives forever. I only wish we had more time together, yet I know we will meet again. You made an impact in our lives and for that, we say thank you, we love you, miss you, and God bless.

Ray Naglich
Puyallup, Wa
Aug 15, 2014

Mike you were a kind heart, and full of laughter. It was a pleasure knowing you for the short time it was. You will be greatly missed but never forgotten. You family and friends will sing and be merry and always remember that smile of yours and the joy you brought to our lives. I miss you brother and will see you on the other side.

Sabrina Sharp
Kent, WA
Aug 15, 2014

Mike was like a brother to me. I don't know how many late night conversations we had or how many Law & Order marathons we watched together at my house, but I will remember every night and day that we got to spend with you. One of the things I'm happy I pushed you to do was become an ordained minister just so you could marry Travis & I. Of course you did a lot more weddings since then and I know that every one of those couples is happy with what you did. Mike's heart of gold and uplifting spirit, no matter how he was feeling, has made everyone around him love him. He didn't care what anyone thought of him and that is another thing that made him so very special. He was the life of every party he went to and he tried to go to every single thing he was invited to, even if he was always late. Big Mike will always be in my heart for the rest of my life. I love you and will miss you more than you know Mike.

Jessica Rivera
Puyallup , Wa
Aug 14, 2014


I can't believe you are gone. Vincent and I Loved hanging out with you and it will never be the same without you. You came into our lives unexpectedly and will never leave our hearts. You made our wedding such a beautiful and special day and asked nothing in return because you were such an unselfish person. At one point you made fun of me for always squealing and jumping on you whenever I saw you. At first I felt bad but now I don't regret it at all. I will never regret showing you how overly excited I was to see you and my only Sadness is that you are no longer here for me to do it again. We will always Love you Preacher Mike!

Kayleen Johnson
Federal way, Wa
Aug 14, 2014

To one of the most amazing men and one of my closest friends, Big Mike, we have had so many memories, great times, and non stop laughs. I feel not only honored but truly blessed to have had you in my life. You have shown me that there really is incredible and genuine people with hearts of gold. I miss you and love you more than words can possibly say. You will always be in my heart. I look forward to laughing with you again someday. You will always be my Archer, and I will forever be your Lana. Xoxo

Jenn R
Tacoma, wa
Aug 14, 2014

Mike, I didn't have the chance to really get to know you and it breaks my heart that you are gone!! I'll never forget my vodka bomb buddy. You were sweet and funny. I can tell you had a lot of love around you. Don't forget to tell the people you love daily!! You never know when it will be your last chance.



brian griffith
fed, wa
Aug 14, 2014

Hey mike. Met you the very first day of jr high at saghalie, still remember like it was yesterday. The next three years you spent every class we had together using it as a stage to be the class clown. Still think or some of the funny stuff you said back then, ill never forget it. Ill miss you man.

Jaime Oson
Kent, WA
Aug 14, 2014

My dear friend "Big" Mike,

Thank you for coming into my life and sharing your happiness and laughter with me! You have touched a lot of hearts in this world! Memories of awesome Karaoke will always be special to me! Til the day We meet again, in my heart is Where I will keep you, friend! Love always, Jaime.

Giesela Barrabas
Kent, Wa
Aug 14, 2014

Big Mike,

I still feel this is not real. You were so sweet and kind every time I saw you. The life of the party with a heart of gold. You are ao missed and loved. Your laugh will always be remembered. You touched all of our hearts!

Kelsey Ward
Kent, Wa
Aug 14, 2014

Big Mike. You are one of the most genuine people I've ever met in my life. So caring and sweet. I miss your hugs and your laughter. I miss our long talks and your smile. You will be forever in my heart and I will cherish every moment I ever had with you. You are loved and will be truly missed. I'll see you someday. Until then I know you're shining down on me from heaven.

Stephen and Deanna Brensdal
Federal Way, WA
Aug 14, 2014


It was our pleasure to know you. You could light up a room just by entering it. We loved to listen to you sing and oh your laugh...what a wonderful sound it was. You would laugh with your whole body and soul.

What an honor it was to have you marry Steve and I. You made our day so much more special!

We miss you and you will be forever in our hearts!

Love you forever

Steve and Dee

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