QUINCY, Ill. - Ronald Gaylon Lloyd, 67, died at 2 a.m. Feb. 6, 2006, at his residence in Quincy.
Born Aug. 12, 1938, in Deventer, Mo., he was the son of the late Ralph Thomas Lloyd and Frances Marie Thompson Lloyd.
On Sept. 2, 1962, in East Prairie, Mo., he married Sharon Faye Royal, who survives.
He graduated salutatorian in 1956 from East Prairie High School and in 1961 he graduated from the University of Missouri with a master's degree in public administration and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. From 1961-1967 he served in the U.S. Air Force as captain, from 1963-1964 he was top secret control officer CINCNELM at the U.S. Embassy-London, England, and from 1964-1966 he was administrative officer for Air Forces Central Europe, Fontainebleau, France, and special services officer-Seymour Johnson A.F.B. Later he became personnel director for Montgomery County, Md., retiring in 1979. Also he was personnel director for the City of Little Rock, Ark., and for Sharkey Transportation of Quincy. Currently he was owner of the Lloyd Personnel Services and a business math instructor at Vatterott College in Quincy.
He had a lifelong love of music and was an accomplished jazz musician playing piano, bass or trombone for jazz bands most of his life. A sports fan, especially the St. Louis Cardinals baseball, he had played basketball and baseball in high school. He loved to golf and play bridge, reading, history, astronomy and biographies.
Survivors include a daughter, Chelsea Royal Lloyd of University of Iowa; a brother, Don Lloyd and his wife, Pam, of Palmyra, Mo.; two nephews, Kirk Lloyd and his wife, Cheri, of Columbia, S.C., and Drew Hess of Sikeston, Mo.; three nieces, Angela Mayo and her husband, Dan, of Columbia, S.C., Corky Weegram of Malden, Mo., and Andrea Davis of East Prairie, Mo.; father and mother-in-law, Charles and Eugenia Royal of Malden; three sisters-in-law, Connie Hess and her husband, Andy Hess, of Sikeston, and Marilyn Douglas and Charla Royal of Malden; his loyal dog, "Little Arfin' Annie," and his cat, "Sophie Tucker."
He was preceded in death by his parents; a niece, Stephanie Hess; and a brother-in-law, Jack Douglas.
Memorial services will be at noon Saturday in the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Rod Bakker officiating. The family will receive friends at the church after the service.
Hansen-Spear Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Memorials may be made to:
Chelsea Lloyd College Fund,
in care of First Bankers Trust Co., 500 S. 24th, Quincy, IL 62301.