BLACKSBURG, S.C. - Lloyd "Blukie" Hope, 81, formerly of Gastonia, passed away Jan. 31, 2013, at Peachtree Centre in Gaffney, S.C.
He was born May 4, 1931, in Cleveland County son of the late Lewis P. Hope and Lenorh Uren Hope.
Mr. Hope was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church, Blacksburg, S.C. and a past charter member of Marantha Baptist Church, Dallas.
A funeral service will be 7 p.m. Monday at Greene Funeral Service, West Chapel, 216 Archie Whitesides Road, Gastonia officiated by the Rev. Grady Gregory.
The family will receive friends 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
A private interment will be held at Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia.
Mr. Hope is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Joyce Patterson Hope of the home; son, Brad Hope of Blacksburg, SC; daughters, Merica Reid and Mandy Hope both of Blacksburg, SC; grandchildren, Donny Griffin, Holly , Joshua and Raven Reid, Brandon Hope; great grandchild, Karter Smith.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Creed Hope, Boyd "Brownie" Hope; sisters, Ruth Bumgardner, Velma Barkley.
A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.
Arrangements are with the West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia 704-867-5521.