Allan L. Lloyd
Allan L. Lloyd, 95, of Sparta, Illinois died Friday, September 20, 2019
at Cedarhurst Assisted Living Community in Sparta.
Allan was born July 30, 1924 in Marissa, Illinois, the son of John Hobson and
Roxie M. (Atkins) Lloyd.
He retired from Scott Air Force Base as Assistant Commissary Officer in 1975. In
retirement, he drove a bus for the Marissa School System for 9 years. He always
enjoyed reconnecting with students he carried on the bus. He was a great force
in the formation, design and fund raising for the Marissa Veterans Memorial
located in the Marissa Cemetery, and considered it one of the best things he
ever did for his community. Following the death of his wife in 2001, he became
active with the Jimmy Carter Habitat for Humanity Builds, participating with
international builds in West Africa and Mexico, along with several national
builds within the US borders. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church
in Marissa. After moving to Sparta, he faithfully attended Calvary Baptist
Church until his health failed. Part of the Greatest Generation, he served in
the United States Navy during W.W. II, serving as a medic. A great honor for him
was being a guest of the Central Illinois Honor Flight at the Veterans Day
memorial service on 11-11-11.
He married Helen "Earline" Wyllie, the love of his life, on September 6, 1947 in
Marissa, where they would build their life together, raise their son's and
promote the community of which both were very proud. She preceded him in death
Survivors include his son, James A. Lloyd and wife Cheryl (Robinson) of Oswego,
IL; their daughters Jennifer (John) Fiduccia and Heather (Andrew) DiVerde, and
great grandchildren, Garrett and Grace Fiduccia and Kyle and Gianna DiVerde.
Also, son Myron S. Lloyd and wife Reha (Demsar) of Salem, IL; their daughters
Rachel (David) Ray and Drs. Emily (Rob) Smith and great grandchildren, Spreed
and Sydnie Ray and Molly and Vivian Smith.
He is also survived by his brother, Lowell Lloyd and wife Helen of Sparta, his
sister Norma Jeffers of Steelville, and brother-in-law Bill Wyllie and wife
Shirley of Lake Ozark, MO, along with many nieces, nephews and extended family
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his brother,
Harold E. Lloyd, and sisters Vivian Louise Lloyd and Lola M. Lloyd.
Funeral services will be held at 12 O'clock Noon, Wednesday, at the First
Baptist Church in Marissa. Burial will follow at the Marissa Cemetery with
military honors accorded at the graveside by the United States Navy.
Visiting hours will be from 10:00 a.m. until the service hour at the First
Baptist Church in Marissa.
The family suggest those making memorials consider the First Baptist Church in
Marissa, Habitat for Humanity, the Salem Township Hospital Foundation, or a
memorial to your favorite charity and will be accepted by the Rankin Funeral
Home in Salem, or the Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, entrusted with
the family's care.