C. DeWitt Boyd, advertising administrator

February 27, 2013

C. DeWitt Boyd, 89, a sales manager and administrator who worked for the Reuben H. Donnelly advertising company in Washington for more than three decades, died Feb. 16 at the Jefferson senior living facility in Arlington County.

He had pneumonia, said his son Brock Boyd. Mr. Boyd was an Arlington resident.

After his retirement in 1982, Mr. Boyd test-drove and reviewed cars for several newspapers in Maryland and Virginia. He also did freelance writing for Stopwatcher magazine.

Clinton DeWitt Boyd Jr. was born in Norfolk.

He graduated from the College of William and Mary after serving in the Army Air Forces during World War II.

He belonged to the Sports Car Club of America and participated in autocross racing events in the Washington area for more than four decades.

His marriage to Gene Faison ended in divorce. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Margaret Garland Boyd of Arlington; a son from his marriage to Faison, C. DeWitt Boyd III of Lancaster, Pa.; two children from his marriage to Margaret Boyd, Brock Boyd of Arlington and Clint G. Boyd of San Diego; and two grandchildren.

— Emily Langer

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