dr Boyd McCreight – Ksst Radio

dr Boyd McCreight, 82, of Yantis, died on July 22, 2022 at Christ Mother Frances Hospital in Sulfur Springs. Memorial services will be held on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. at Yantis First Baptist Church.

Boyd was born on December 9, 1939 in Sulfur Springs to Arthur Edwin and Stella J. Boyd McCreight. He married Frances Frazier on September 8, 1985 at Indian Springs Baptist Church in Gladewater.

He is survived by his wife Frances Ann McCreight; daughter Jennifer Ogle and spouse Colby; daughter-in-law Ginger McCreight; stepson Gordon Frazier and wife Leah; grandchildren Katelyn McCreight and Derek McCreight, Riley and Colson Ogle, and Valorie Regan and husband Nathan; and great-grandchildren, Noah Regan, Landyn Regan, Lilly Regan.

Boyd was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Stella McCreight; son Bryan McCreight; and his first wife, Sharon Biffle McCreight Freeman.

Boyd grew up 5 miles south of Yantis on the family farm and attended Yantis High School and was a member of Yantis First Baptist Church. He earned his BS in Biology and MS in Sociology and Counseling from East Texas State. He was also a lecturer in Earth Sciences and a member of Beta Beta Beta and the Dean’s List. He began teaching sociology at Mary Hardin Baylor University while attending Baylor University in Waco and also served as Mary Hardin’s director of campus security. He was then recruited at Tarrant Co. Jr. College to work with at-risk students. He continued to attend Baylor University while also serving as a professor at Tarrant Co. Junior College. Boyd was a founding member of Phi Delta Kappa in Baylor. He did his doctorate on drug education. He received his PhD from Baylor University in Educational Psychology with minors in Elementary Education and Counseling. He later became Dean of Education at Louisiana College in Pineville, LA. and directed the elementary and secondary school program. He also designed the Special Education Department and held these positions for 8 years.

After retiring from education and psychology, he returned to the family farm, where he enjoyed gardening and growing fruits and vegetables. He was very proud to have served on the Yantis Board of Education for approximately 15 years. After his retirement, he also started a real estate business.

He was also a Volkswagen collector. He loved watching movies, reading, and eating at local restaurants. He was a devoted husband, father and grandpa.

In lieu of flowers, please honor his memory and love for school supplies by donating school supplies to Yantis ISD.

Online condolence messages can be sent through family visits www.fry-gibbs.com.

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