Gordon Hugh Lloyd, 84, beloved husband of Virginia (Freeman) Lloyd for 52 years, born in Wymore, Nebraska, April 15, 1930, to Hugh and Jennie (Jones) Lloyd, entered safely into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014.
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He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955. He graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics and worked for the Foreign Agriculture Service, Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., for 28 years. He served seven years overseas in Canada, Argentina, and Japan and had many memories of travel to about 20 countries. Following his retirement in 1986, he volunteered helping the elderly and needy in Maryland until moving in 2001 to Bolton, where he volunteered with Manchester Memorial Hospital and Meals on Wheels, and was president of Bolton Seniors from 2006 to 2008. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Coventry and enjoyed serving where needed. He was an avid gardener and loved baseball. He was very proud of his Welsh heritage, and was a member of the Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project in Nebraska and attended meetings of the Welsh Society of Western New England.
Beside his wife, Virginia, he is survived by his son, David, and his wife, Minori, of Japan, and daughter, Lisa, and husband, James Moffitt, of Manchester. He was a loving grandfather of four grandsons, Kento and Tomu Lloyd and Joel and Adam Moffitt. He is also survived by one brother, Elmo Lloyd; sister-in-law Peggy Lloyd in Nebraska; and several nieces and nephews.
We are grateful for the prayers and loving care of our church family and friends and also for the excellent care received at the Crestfield/Fenwood Rehabilitation Center.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester.
A memorial service will be celebrated Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Coventry, 55 Trowbridge Road, Coventry. Burial will be private in Bolton Center Cemetery, Bolton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Deacons Fund, the Presbyterian Church of Coventry, 55 Trowbridge Road, Coventry, CT 06238, or Mission to the World, P.O. Box 2589, Suwanee, GA 30024-0982.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Aug. 12 to Aug. 16, 2014