Lawrence “Larry” Lloyd, of Winona Lake, went home to be with his Lord at 1:55 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was 74.
He was born on April 29, 1946, in Ferndale, Mich., to Mildred (Dufresne) Lloyd and John Marion Lloyd. On Nov. 3, 1973, he married his best friend and love of his life, Kathryn “Kathy” Carpenter Lloyd. They shared the joy of raising four children together, becoming grandparents, and sharing everything thrown at them in their 47 years of marriage before he passed away.
Larry grew up and experienced life living in Australia as the son of missionary parents. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served from 1967 until his honorable discharge in 1970. He traveled the world, serving in the Philippines, Thailand, and South Korea as a radar communications specialist in the Air Force.
After his military service and getting married, he moved to Winona Lake, from Detroit and attended Grace College in Winona Lake with the intention of earning his teaching degree. He studied for three years at Grace and life had other plans for him when he started working at Zimmer, Inc. in Warsaw. He worked as a C.A.D. designer at Zimmer for many years and spent the last 40 years making the area his home. Larry enjoyed the fellowship of his church family at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church where he was able to share his heart for teaching that he had originally set out to do and taught Sunday School for many years.
He enjoyed the simple pleasures of life and was always known as being “a very steady man.” The one thing everyone knew about Larry, and he wasn’t shy about sharing his thoughts, was that he hated the Dallas Cowboys! Larry just loved life and enjoyed it more so because of his love for his family. He will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to many and will be dearly missed.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Kathy C. Lloyd, Winona Lake; two sons, Christopher (Grace) Lloyd, Winona Lake; Jonathan Lloyd, Indianapolis; and two daughters: Marilyn (Austin) Valentine, Warsaw; Abby Lloyd, Warsaw. He leaves behind his two favorite grandchildren: Calvin and Emma Lloyd; and his sister, Nancy (John) Davidson, Australia. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Donald Lloyd, and his sister, Sharon Hungerford.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw. Larry’s life will be celebrated with a service at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, 1200 Kings Highway, Winona Lake, Indiana and officiated by Pastor Kip Cone. A graveside service will be held at a later date with military rites at Oakwood Cemetery, of Warsaw, and officiated by Pastor Bruce Barlow.
Memorial donations may be directed to Right to Life of North Central Indiana, P.O. Box 1162, Warsaw, Indiana 46581-1162; or to Grace to You, P.O. Box 4000, Panorama City, California 91412 and would be appreciated by his family.
Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home’s website at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com.