September 7, 2004
Bob “The Rope” Boyd Obituary
Passes away, Sept. 7, 2004
Robert Richard "Bobby" Boyd, 84, retired city of Wichita MTA bus driver, former professional baseball player, died Sept. 7, 2004. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 158 N. Madison. Survivors, Wife, Valca Boyd of the home; daughter, Deborah (Arbery) James; granddaughter, Kimberly (McKinley) Knox; grandsons, Bryan James, Patrick James; great granddaughter, Amber Knox; great grandson, Jordan Knox; great-granddaughter, MaKayla Knox, all of Wichita. Jackson Mortuary. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 9/9/2004.
Nicknamed "Rope" for his line-drive hitting, began his career with the Memphis Red Sox where he batted .352 , .369 and .371, from 47' thru 49'.