Oct 26, 1931 - Dec 27, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY Lloyd Alan Novak passed away peacefully December 27, 2012, at the Integris Hospice House in Oklahoma City. Lloyd was born October 26, 1931, to John and Irene Novak in Yukon, Oklahoma and attended school there. He married Jackie Jinks in 1957, and in time, they became parents to Timothy, Robbie, Tracy and Todd. Lloyd enjoyed farming and mechanic work in his early years and later joined the Pontiac Division of General Motors as a Service Manager for Parts & Service, retiring in 1988 as an Arbitrator. In December 2002, he married Linda Steele, and they had 10 wonderful years together. Lloyd never met a stranger and lived life to the fullest. He was proud of his Czech heritage and delighted in speaking Czech with his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Irene Novak; and sister, Arlene. He is survived by his wife, Linda, of the home; daughter, Terri Booth, of Edmond, OK; son, Timothy and wife Julie, of Austin, TX; son, Robbie and wife Stephanie, of Portland, OR; daughter, Tracy Holland and husband David, of Colleyville, TX; and son, Todd and wife April, of Edmond, OK; also, stepsons: Jason Gilbert, of Edmond, OK; and John Gilbert and wife Sue, of Bartonville, TX; and brother, Johnny and wife Shirley, of Yukon, OK. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, as well as a host of dear friends. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 2 at 2 p.m. at The Crossings Community Church Chapel, 14600 North Portland, Oklahoma City. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Integris Baptist Hospital for the compassionate care Lloyd received. The family requests that donations be made in Lloyd's memory to Integris Hospice of Oklahoma County (Integrisok.com/hospice). integrisok.com/hospice
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Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 30, 2012