Glen Loyd

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Glen Loyd

Glen E. Loyd,

a.k.a. Wapa, was born September 14, 1932, in Mountain View, Oklahoma. He died Monday, March 5, 2018, in Edgewood, New Mexico.

In his own words "I have departed this life, didn't go anywhere, wasn't called anywhere, just died. Sorry to leave my friends and family, I will miss you. To my kids and grandkids, I love you and will miss you. To all of the ladies I have loved, I will miss you. It's been a good ride, wish I could do it again."

To tell dad's story in my words would take a lifetime, so to sum up his adventurous life, HE LIVED! He lived with a passion that most of us will never know. He was the guy who served his country, the guy who started his own traveling Wild West show, the guy who raced Elvis Presley up and down Montgomery, the guy who flew John Wayne to several movie sets, the guy who fought off Glen Campbell's efforts to try and steal my mother's affections, the guy who gutted a minivan so he could drive around with his pet buffalo, the guy who buzzed the Elephant Butte beaches in his Bonanza, and the guy who changed my kids' diapers with one direction, "animals go in the front." Oh, the list goes on and on.

For those of us who were fortunate enough to know him, we will forever be blessed with a memory of an amazing man. A man whose generous and loving nature left a mark on this world that will never be replicated. He loved his family unconditionally; and forgave without question. He said he would live forever, and he will, through our stories and remembering the many reasons we loved him. Dad is survived by a gaggle of grandkids, great-grandkids, brother, cousin, nieces, nephews, sons, daughters, and a million friends. May he watch over us from his Beechcraft King Air 350i, while hip-deep in steak and shrimp.

Daddy, my world will never be as bright, and this world lost a treasure that can never be replaced. Thank you for being an amazing dad, the best Wapa, and my best friend. I'd give anything to hear your voice one more time. I'll be lost without you. I love you always and forever.

Graveside services will be held at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE., on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:00 am, with US Army Honors.

Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, ABQ, 505-343-8008.

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 8, 2018