James Leslie Lloyd Jr., 87, of Big Spring died Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center. The family will receive friends Friday from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Mark Lindsey officiating.
He was born Oct, 19, 1925, in Norton, Texas, to Velma and James Leslie Lloyd. He grew up in Norton and graduated from Ballinger High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. His duty during his service included hunting German submarines off the coast of Florida.
He was a resident of Big Spring and the Luther communities since 1953. He retired in 1984 as a plant operator from Texaco (formerly Getty and Reef) after 32 years. He married Floy Faye (Flute) Moore on April 14, 1984, in Las Vegas, Nev. He was active in the American Legion and Elks Lodge. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Big Spring.
He is survived by his wife, Floy Faye Lloyd (Flute) of Big Spring; two sons, Rick Lloyd and wife Leslie Ann of Austin and Rodger Lloyd and wife Betty Jeane of Big Spring; daughters, Gaynell Carter and Melanie Fortenberry and husband John, all of Lubbock; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Maxon Lloyd of Dallas.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com