Wesley Boyd Sr. was born November 9, 1931 in Fort Worth, Texas to Dumas and Emma Humphries Boyd. He attended Forth Worth Public Schools. He graduated in 1948 from I. M. Terrell High School. His education continued at Prairie View A. & M. University. He was in the R. O. T. C. and a graduate of the Class of 1955. Thereafter, he was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the United States Army and served diligently until he was honorably discharged in 1958, he moved to Houston, Texas and began working in public education.The schools and colleges where he enjoyed teaching and coaching basketball are as follows: Aldine ISD. - Carver and Drew High School where he served as Head Coach for three years; Galena Park - Fidelity High School; Houston Independent School District: Booker T Washington High School where he served as Junior High Coach and compiled a 99-8 record and went to the City finals all four years; Hartman Middle School, Key Middle School, Woodson Middle School, Phyllis Wheatley High School, and Fleming Middle School. After accomplishing so much in such a short period of time Coach Boyd felt it was time for new challenges. He enrolled in Commonwealth College of Science where he received his Funeral Directors and Embalmers License. This accomplishment made him the world's only active Coach & Funeral Director, thus the nickname "The Undertaker.”For 30 years he owned and operated Boyd's Funeral Home in the Acres Homes area of our City. Continuing to operate the Funeral Home, Coach returned to coaching at Hartman, Key and Woodson and was in the city Play-offs each year at each school. He left Houston in '78 to take the Position of Head Coach at Paul Quinn College in Waco, Texas; where his Undertaker name would be known all over the nation. He had an outstanding college record and was able to take his teams to post season play every year and to the NAIA National Tournament twice.