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Harold Raymond Loyd
Harold Raymond Loyd


Harold Raymond Loyd, 87, died Aug. 25, 2019, in Ketchikan.

He was born on July 19, 1932, in Tillamook, Oregon. He attended high school in Tillamook.

He was married on Sept. 7, 1983.

He was a resident of Southeast Alaska since 1971.

Mr. Loyd served in the U.S. Army.

He worked as a logger, fisherman, cab driver, sawmill worker and lumber puller. He also worked as a forklift driver at E.C. Phillips, and as a van and forklift driver at Sun Pacific. He retired at the age of 83.

Mr. Loyd was a member of the Salvation Army and the Church of God.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, beach combing, hiking and working with his hands.

Mr. Loyd's family writes that he was an only child, and that family was very important to him. He loved to spoil his grandchildren, and his favorite day was Sunday, “when the whole family came to dinner.”

Mr. Loyd is preceded in death by his son, Kelly Loyd; mother, Eunice (Kirby) Loyd; and father, Lester Loyd.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Loyd; sons, John Loyd and Wayne Loyd, daughters; Eunice McNellis, Tina Loyd and Charla Loyd; son-in-law, James McNellis; sister-in-law, Shirley Snook; brother-in-law, James W. Snook Jr.; grandsons, Lucas Wurzer, Vincent Wurzer, Kevin Loyd and Cory Montgomery; and granddaughters, Amanda Tifford and Gwendolyn McNellis.

A celebration of life will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, at the Salvation Army. A potluck reception dinner will follow.

Mr. Loyd's remains will be cremated.