Richard D. Loyd 1934-2018

OCALA, Fla. — Richard D. Loyd, 83, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Ocala, Fla.

He was born March 5, 1934, in DuBois, Pa., the son of Margret Lucille Swanson Loyd Holmes and William Bion Loyd, both deceased.

He married Geraldine McLenahan on March 6, 1955, who survives.

He was employed for 33 years at Packard Electric Division, retiring in 1990.

Richard was a U.S. Navy veteran, a member of the Silver Springs Shores Presbyterian Church, Moose Lodge 1199 and the American Legion.

In addition to his wife of 62 years, Geraldine, survivors include his son, Barry D. Loyd of Sacramento, Calif.; daughter, Dianne R. Loyd of Phoenix; sister, Donna (Ronald) Lizenbold of Jensen Beach, Fla.; and sister-in-law, Betty Loyd of Deerfield Beach, Fla.

He was preceded in death by brothers, James and Edward Loyd.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Marion County, P.O. Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478-4860

Interment, with military honors, will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2018, at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.

Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 910 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 3447, 352-629-7171, is in charge of the arrangements.

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