Harold E. "Gabby" Cloyd
NEW BERLIN, IL - Harold E. "Gabby" Cloyd, 92, died at 5:05 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at St. John's Hospital.
He was born March 14, 1921, in Sangamon County to Oscar and Mary Reed Cloyd. He married Dorothy I. Harney on Dec. 7, 1942.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Gary and Michael Cloyd, and two brothers, Russell and Carl Cloyd.
Surviving are his wife of 71 years, Dorothy; three daughters: Beverly Conwill of Dawson, Marjorie Otto of Williamsville and Debbie (Steve) Heistand of Curran; two sons, Paul Cloyd of Curran and Lee Cloyd of Springfield; daughter-in-law, Rose Cloyd of Virden; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Mr. Cloyd was a U.S. Army veteran serving during WWII. He was a member of the American Legion in Chatham and AmVets. He enjoyed camping, fishing, traveling and playing cards. Mr. Cloyd managed a fertilizer business and drove a truck for Dugan Oil.
Visitation: 10 a.m. – noon, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: Noon, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Staab Funeral Home, Robert Green officiating. Burial will follow at Chatham Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Inter-Veterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County
Memorials may be made to Chatham Fire Department.
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