WAMPSVILLE >> Lloyd M. Fargo, 86, Palmer Drive, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in the Oneida Healthcare Center, where he had been a patient for the past week.
Born in Stockbridge, on Jan. 28, 1928, he was a son of Fred and Georgenna Platten Fargo. A lifelong resident of this area, Lloyd was educated in Stockbridge schools and graduated from Oneida High School. Following his graduation, he enlisted and served for four years with the United States Air Force.
Lloyd owned and operated, for 48 years, Fargo's Auto Service, which was located on the corner of Lenox Avenue and South Willow Street, and was previously employed with the former Central Service, Inc., Van Vliet Motors and Ben Hatch Auto Sales. He was a 48 year member of the American Legion, Munnsville Post No. 54, former member of the Oneida Elks Lodge No. 767, the Loyal Order of the Moose, Oneida Lodge No. 421, and the Order of the Owls, Oneida Nest 1606 and was of the Methodist faith. Lloyd enjoyed NASCAR and muscle cars. His favorite quote was ""find a job you like and you won't work the rest of your life.""
Surviving are two daughters, Lorrie Franchell of Oneida and Sherrie Fargo of Rome; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one sister, Gertrude Ellis and three brothers, Melvin Fargo, who died in combat during World War II, Grant Fargo and Russell Fargo.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Inc., 260 Main St., Oneida, with the Rev. Chris Kinnell, officiating. Spring interment, with full military honors, will be made in Glenwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to the funeral service. Contributions, in his memory, may be made to the American Legion Post No. 54 Scholarship Fund, East Hill Road, Munnsville, N.Y. 13409. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.campbell-dean.com.
CAMPBELL-DEAN FUNERAL HOME, INC.
Campbell-Dean Funeral Home
260 Main St. Oneida, NY 13421
Published in The Oneida Daily Dispatch on Feb. 18, 2014