John Franklin Lloyd (1953 - 2012)

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John Franklin Lloyd

KEMAH, Texas — John Franklin "Johnny" Lloyd, 59, died at his home in Kemah, Texas, on Friday, June 8, 2012, after a courageous battle with cholangiocarcinoma. Born in Salisbury on his mother's birthday, May 20, 1953, he was the son of Betty A. (Baker) Lloyd and the late Richard E. Lloyd.

Johnny graduated from Delmar High School Class of 1971, where he was senior class president. He left the Delmar area in the late '70s to work in Texas with friends and was employed the last 25 years in the cooling tower industry. Johnny was employed as a superintendent for SPX at the Exxon facility in Baytown, Texas. He loved golfing, swimming, biking, yard sales, classic cars, going to the movies, watching Western TV shows and spending time with family, grandchildren and friends. He wil be remembered for his quick wit and humor, always lending a helping hand to neighbors and those in need, being a great mentor to his workers, being a loving husband, son, brother, stepfather and "PaPa Johnny."

He was a member of the Clear Lake (Kemah) Elks Lodge 2322 and the Delmar VFW Post 8276 Men's Auxiliary.

In addition to his mother, Betty, he is survived by his wife, Sharon Ladendorf Lloyd of Kemah; sisters, Ann L. Street (Robert) of Princess Anne and Lisa Lloyd Ellis (Randy) of Delmar; a stepdaughter, Katie Lauren Rupprath of Kemah (Mike Hessler); a son, Myles Lloyd of Dickinson, Texas; a daughter, Jenna Lloyd of Alvin, Texas; grandchildren, Arianna Salcido and Dylan Hessler of Kemah; a niece, Kelli Street of New York; father-in-law, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Chuck Ladendorf USAF of Lakeland, Fla.; brothers-in-law, Ron Domel (Linda) of Texas City, Texas, Charles Domel (Kathy) of Bacliff, Texas, and Chip Ladendorf of Kemah; and sisters-in-law, Carolyn Davis (Bill) of Port Aransas, Texas, and Judy Ladendorf of Oklahoma City, Okla. He is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and co-workers.

In addition to his father, Richard E. Lloyd, who passed in 2003, he was predeceased by an aunt, Emaline Dennis; an uncle, Gene Lloyd; maternal grandparents, Jewell and John Baker; paternal grandparents, Hattie and Frank Vincent and Elsie Lloyd; and a brother-in-law, Eric Ladendorf.

A celebration of life service will be held at St. Stephens United Methodist Church Camelot Hall on Saturday at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to the Richard E. Lloyd Chair Lift Memorial Fund. Donations should be made payable to Adah Chapter 5 OES, c/o Linda McCann, 1712 Upper Millstone Lane, Salisbury, Md. 21801.

Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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Published in The Daily Times on June 13, 2012
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