Lloyd Edgar Lenard
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Lloyd Edgar Lenard (Another Member of The Greatest Generation)

SHREVEPORT, LA- Services honoring the life of Lloyd Edgar Lenard will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, June 13, 2008, at Rose-Neath Marshall Street Chapel. Officiating will be Dr. Larry Williams assisted by Dr. Scott Tatum. Interment will follow in Forest Park Cemetery, St. Vincent Avenue.

Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. Friday morning until service time at the funeral home.

Lloyd was born July 29, 1922 in West Monroe, LA and passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2008 in Shreveport. He was a graduate of Ouachita Parish High School. Lloyd attended Northeast Community College and later became a "LSU Tiger" where he received a degree in Journalism. He furthered his education at the University of Missouri where he received his Masters Degree in Advertising-Merchandising. It was while he was a student at the University of Missouri, he met Betty-Jo Sawyer of Framingham, MA. She was attending Stephens College. On their first date he gave her the nickname of "Sky". They were married December 23, 1947 in Massachusetts during the worst blizzard in 50 years. The blizzard only enhanced the marriage of two people very much in love. Lloyd served his country proudly as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. He was a World War II veteran serving in Amphibious Forces in the Mediterranean Theatre.

His graduate thesis was about Neiman Marcus and its influence on the Southwest. Mr. Marcus was very impressed and placed Lloyd in their Executive Training Course (lots of prestige, but not much money!). So, Lloyd and Sky moved to Monroe in 1948 to be near his family. He worked at KNOE Radio as the Advertising Manager. While in Monroe, he was very active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce); and also in the Republican Party. He used to fly around Louisiana with Charlton "Papa" Lyons who helped establish the Republican Party in Louisiana. Lloyd would interview him for the newspapers and radio.

Lloyd joined Aetna Life Insurance Company and was moved to Shreveport to be Assistant General Agent and later became General Agent for Pan American Life. He had the responsibility of hiring and training some of the finest men who became some of the best in the industry. Lloyd also worked as a Recruiter and Trainer for Lincoln National Life. In Shreveport, he became more active in the Republican Party and served on the Republican State Central Committee for several years. Lloyd also served three terms as a Caddo Parish Commissioner. Because of his love of teaching, he taught some evening courses in Finance and Insurance at LSU-S. Lloyd helped to establish East Ridge Country Club where he enjoyed "playing at golf". Not being a good golfer frustrated Lloyd. So, he and Sky enjoyed the dance club at East Ridge. Lloyd and Sky enjoyed traveling and felt blessed to be able to travel in the USA and in several countries. When Lloyd retired, he returned to his "first love", writing. He has had several books published, "The Last Confederate Flag", "Miracle on the Thirteenth Hole", "Papa Left Us-But Mama Pulled Us Through", "The Moon's Cold Light (series of short stories) and "The Last Goodbye".

Lloyd was a faithful member of Broadmoor Baptist Church for more than 50 years where he was a member of the Berean Sunday School Class. He was a member of Shreveport Kiwanis Club, Caddo Parish Republicans, Sons of The Confederacy and on the Board of The Shreveport Symphony.

His parents, James and Doshie Lenard, and siblings, Esther, Ela, Reecie, Eva, J.E. and Carl, preceded Lloyd in death.

Left to cherish beautiful memories are his wife of 60 years, Betty-Jo "Sky" Sawyer Lenard of Shreveport, LA; children, Carla Dawn Frye and husband, Hollis of Longview, TX, Brian Drury Lenard of Hammond, LA and Lloyd "Chip" Lenard of Shreveport, LA; grandson, Ian Frye of Denver, CO; and granddaughter, Holly Frye of Dallas, TX.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Berean Sunday School Class and Shreveport Kiwanis Club. Also, John Earle Blanchard, Fielder Calhoun, Tom Slaughter, Henry Princehouse, Don Kennedy and Joe Allen.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International, Shreveport West Camp, P.O. Box 3802, Shreveport, LA 71133. Rose-Neath Funeral Home

Marshall St. Chapel 222-0348

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Published in Shreveport Times from Jun. 12 to Jun. 13, 2008.
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June 15, 2020
Thanks for your leadership and mentorship
Richard Anderson
June 20, 2008
I am so sorry to learn of Lennie's death and your great loss. I have prayed for you then and now. Thank you for being such a good friend to my dearest mother, Geneva. You were a great comfort to her in times of distress. Thank you, Becky Evans Kelly
Becky Evans Kelly
June 18, 2008
Mary Tullie & I were deeply saddened to hear of Lloyd's death. I am one of many who was privileged to have him as mentor and friend.
Leonard Critcher
June 13, 2008
Liz and I are very sorry to about Lloyd, our prayers are with you Sky
Jerry and Elizabeth Thompson
June 13, 2008
Ernie & I were very sorry to hear about the death of Lloyd. We know this time is very difficult for you and your family. Sky, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. God hold you in His arms, always
Ernie & Betty Roberson
June 13, 2008
Pete and I were saddened to read of Lloyd's death. We were hoping he would make it to our "earthly" Lenard family reunion next week. Now, it looks like he will be attending a Godly one with his family who have passed on before him. The autobiography he wrote still means so much to me and my family and I often recall bits and pieces of it. Lloyd, you will be missed. Pete and Jan Lenard
Pete and Jan Lenard
June 13, 2008
Lloyd Lenard was one of the most determined individuals I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He was determined to succeed in life, and that he did with flying colors. He was determined to do the right things, for the right reasons, and always with a smile. I will always admire him and what he was able to accomplish.
Dave Turansky
June 12, 2008
Lloyd was the eptiome of a Southern Gentleman. He stood strong by his beliefs and up for our Heritage. He will be missed by all of his Compatriots in the Sons of Confederate Veterans
Chuck McMichael
June 12, 2008
I do not know Mr.Lenard or his failmy,from what I read he was(IS) a good man.You will always be in my prayers,Thank you Mr.Lenard for all the GREAT work you did here on earth,may you rest now sir.
From someone that was blessed to have you fight for what you belived in Shreveport La
June 12, 2008
We are very sorry about your loss. We have indeed enjoyed the pleasure of knowing Mr. Lloyd Lenard and Sky for over 20yrs of doing yard work. So many precious memories. Yor family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Billyand Tanya Carrol
June 12, 2008
Lesly Lenard Blankenship
June 12, 2008
I wish to extend my deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of Mr. Lenard
John Parchman
June 12, 2008
I do not personally know Mr. Lenard but feel his love for life. We all should be grateful for his involvement in so many worth-while activities. I'm sure all of us, in some way, have been touched by his efforts. God bless, Steven
June 12, 2008
What a wonderful life......like words on a page that go on forever. His legacy is the end of an era...the greatest generation. We will miss you so much.
Lesly Lenard Blankenship
June 12, 2008
We're very sorry to hear about the death of Mr. Lenard. I know this time is very difficult for you and your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you and your family during this time and always.
Milton & Geri Tidwell
June 12, 2008
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Melody Stokes
June 12, 2008
June 12, 2008
Janie Hawkins/SWEPCO
June 12, 2008
I was deeply saddened to hear about the death of Mr. Lenard. I know how difficult this must be for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and your family during this time and always.
Jennifer Blessey
June 12, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with Dawn, Hollis and the rest of the family.
Richard Turner
June 12, 2008
The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Lloyd Edgar Lenard our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Lloyd. And to Lloyd it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during WW-II while serving in the U.S. Navy. Lloyd, we bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,355 members of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Lloyd’s family and loved ones.

Dennis Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
For the Commander, Carroll R. Michaud
June 12, 2008
dear mrs. sky
my name is karen wright robert wright daughter. i am thirteen. i do not remember mr. lloyd very well but i feel a strange connection with him. i pray for you during this sad time. i am glad to know that one day in heaven i can see him and learn more about him.
Karen Elizabeth Wright
karen wright
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