William David Loyd
On Sunday, June 21, 2020, William David Loyd, passed away at the age of 65.
David was born on December 17, 1954, in Rosebud, TX to Roy and Velma Loyd. He served four years in the Army after graduating from Rosebud-Lott High School and worked as a carpenter until he retired. He married the love of his life, Mary Frances Parker, October 25, 1991.
He is survived by three stepchildren, Herman Parker (Nancy); Donna Walts (Curtis); and Melissa Leavelle (Joe); 12 step grandchildren and 15 step great grandchildren; brothers Henry Loyd (Cathy) and Donald Loyd (Francis); sisters Kay Dooley (Bill); Nell Easter (Don); Brenda Lytle; Linda Scales; and Susie Coffey (Floyd); 17 nieces and nephews and their families.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary, parents Roy and Velma Loyd, brother Harold Loyd, and step-daughter Roxanna Andrews. A family service will be held at a later date. If desired, contributions in David’s memory should be made to charity of person’s choice.
Niece Becca wrote on June 21 after David’s passing:
“Today a simple man lost his fight with cancer. Uncle David was a man of few words, communicating mostly by grunts, smiles and actions. He didn't feel the need for mindless talk or lots of questions, but was satisfied just being near those he cared about. In his life, he rarely asked much of others until his health began to fail and he leaned on the beautiful backbone of strength of his family (both blood and those loved through marriage). Thankful for all those that helped with appointments, cared for his yard, brought him food or sent prayers on his behalf.”
The family would like to thank the staff at the VA Medical Centers in Waco and Temple who cared for David over the years and the nurses and doctors at Baylor Scott & White Cancer Center and Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest toward the end of his life.