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Lexington - William Boyd Rhoten Jr. passed away Friday, February 2, 2018 after an extended illness. Born July 13, 1948 in Lexington, SC he was the son of William Boyd Rhoten Sr. and Lee Gilmore Rhoten. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Wise Rhoten, two sons, William Boyd (Bill) Rhoten III, and Brian Michael Rhoten (Jenna), his sister, Suedella Gable Rhoten (Michael Blackwell), brothers, David Walter Rhoten and Wesley Roy Rhoten, 6 grandchildren William Boyd Rhoten IV, Isabella Marini Rhoten, Madeline Marini Rhoten, Michael Marini Rhoten, Linsey Easterwood, and 2 month old grandson, Isaac Emery Rhoten. Nieces, Beth Hite Bashore & Mary Winsett, nephews, Lane Hite and Derek Rhoten, aunt, Doris Rhoten Sharpe, sister-in-law, Stephanie Wise Hooker, the best mother-in-law in the world, Virginia Wise and many great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, sister, Barbara Rhoten Hite, brother Richard Winsett and beloved uncle, Roy Rhoten.
Boyd was a lifelong member of Lexington United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Lexington High School Class of 1966. Boyd proudly served 4 years in the United States Air Force including a tour in Vietnam 1967-68. Boyd received a bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Masters in Business Administration both from the University of South Carolina. He was a Certified Public Accountant. Boyd was the Director of Accounting for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health as well as owning his own private tax and accounting firm.
Before his illness Boyd had not missed a day running in over 7 years. For a number of years he ran in The Governor's Cup and the Peach Tree races and also ran a marathon. He was an avid Gamecock and NASCAR fan. He enjoyed wood working, sailing and trips to Edisto. Boyd always looked forward to the annual Super Bowl week skiing trip with friends to West Virginia. Boyd enjoyed riding his Harley, especially a solo trip to Washington, DC to visit the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial. Boyd enjoyed collecting tools and spent many happy hours in what Suzanne called his tool museum,.
The family would like to thank Doris Horsley, CNA for her loving and devoted care she gave to Boyd and Suzanne so they could continue to live in their own home.
Services will be held Saturday, February 10th at Lexington United Methodist Church at 2 pm. The family will receive friends after the service in the church hall.