SHELBY- Kenneth "Kenny" D. Lloyd, 64, of Shelby, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 21, 2013, at his residence.
A native of Cleveland County, he was born April 28, 1949, to Dorothy McCraw Lloyd and the late James Washie Lloyd.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a special niece, Cheryl Petty.
Kenny was a loving husband, father and papa. He exemplified the fruits of the spirit. He was a caring, kind and compassionate man who was loved very much by his family and all who knew him. He loved to play golf, work around the house and work on projects. He also enjoyed attending Kings Mountain football games on Friday nights. Kenny was a veteran of the 101st Airborne of the U.S. Army
where he received the Purple Heart
for his service during the Vietnam War
. Kenny worked as a mechanic for 37 years at Fiber Industries and later retired from Koch Industries. He was a faithful member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Heidi Hamrick Lloyd of the home; two sons, Geoff Lloyd and wife Kimberly of Durham, and Greg Lloyd and wife Beth of Kings Mountain; one brother, Keith Lloyd of Mooresboro; one sister, Jayne Minnix and husband Mike of Mt. Holly; one sister-in-law, Brenda Petty and husband Robert; one brother-in-law, Hal Hamrick and wife Wanda; three grandchildren, Maggie Lloyd, Caroline Lloyd and Jake Lloyd; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Cleveland Funeral Services.
Memorial Service: 2 p.m. Monday at Beaver Dam Baptist Church
Officiated By: Dr. Paul Sorrells, Dr. Mike Minnix and the Rev. Phil Hughes
Funeral Home: Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to Beaver Dam Church Men on Mission, 123 Beaver Dam Church Rd., Shelby, NC 28152 or Kings Mountain Touchdown Club Building Fund, P.O. Box 2017, Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Online Condolences: www.clevelandfuneralservice.com