Captain Lloyd-Wittenburg-Obituary

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Captain Lloyd F Wittenburg

Palestine, Texas

May 15, 1942 – Aug 6, 2017 (Age 74)


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Bailey & Foster Funeral Home - Palestine Obituary

Memorial services for Captain Lloyd F. Wittenburg age 75, of Montalba will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Evangelistic Temple with Pastor James Henderson officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to and provided by Bailey & Foster Funeral Home. Mr. Wittenburg passed...

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I used to fuel planes in Longmont , Colo. and thats where I met Lloyd...he nurtured my love of airplanes and real glad that I got to know him...!

In loving memory of a man full of grace and love; touching many lives. You will be greatly missed.

Lloyd, It was fun to fly with you in Denver on the 737. I loved the way you massaged company leadership personnel. I clearly remember being in a thunderstorm over Las Vegas at night and hoping to make a safe landing. We were hit by lightning and it went dark in the whole airplane for a few seconds. The engines never quit and the lights did come partially back. That was 1 of the 2 times I've been hit by lightning. I am still very leary of proximity to lightning.

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Truly a Great Man ! God fearing ! Impeccable Character ! Always very pleasant to be around. We will never Forget you. Fly high , Fly forever Brother ! God Speed. May God anoint your entire family with peace knowing that now you are Truly flying. Until I see you on Angels wings ! God Bless you My Friend!

I flew as co-pilot on the Western 727 with Floyd for several trips. We had a lot of fun! Hard to accept he's gone.

I remember the first time we flew together. We started laughing at, with, and because of, each other. And we continued every time we shared the cockpit. You are one of the best guys I know. You always will be. Fly safe, dear friend. Fly safe.

Lloyd held the namesake of my private pilot instructor in Sunland, California, Kip Wittenburg (no relation to Lloyd as far as I know) and later of Continental Airlines. I don't know if that's good or bad, but I'd venture that Western got the pick of the Wittenburgs.

I recall a zero dark thirty preflight for a maintenance test hop on the DC-10 at LAX. I was Captain Lloyd's Second Officer and I arrived on the ramp early in order to make sure the aircraft was ready and on time for a...

Loyd loved to fly, DC-6B, Electra, all of the Boeings, He even flew on his days off.
Gone, but, not forgotten. He will be missed.
Marty Sims/ WAL/DAL Captain, ATL