Thursday, August 17, 2006

In Memory...

My family and I lost a very good friend yesterday. Lloyd Wyrick died at 85. Loyd and Ruby Wyrick lived next door to me in the house I grew up in. There was not a single day I ran into Lloyd he didn’t find some way of making me laugh. We’ll miss you Loyd. Cheers.

Loyd G. Wyrick, 85 years old, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away at 11:15 a.m. on Monday, August 14, 2006. He was born October 5, 1920, in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, as the third son of Bert and Ova Wyrick. Loyd was a graduate of the Wyandotte, Oklahoma, High School and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps with the 316th TC Group during World War II. He married the former Ruby Cain on August 27, 1949, and would have celebrated his 57th anniversary with her later this month. Loyd worked for American Telephone and Telegraph Company, and had more than 35 years of service when he retired in 1981. His final position was with AT&T's engineering group in Kansas City, Missouri. He moved to Springfield in 1981 and was a member of the local chapter of AT&T Pioneers. Loyd was a member of the Platte Wood, Missouri, Christian Church, a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Cletis, Warren, Gordon, Rayford, Glen and Bert; and sisters, Garnett Hull and Letha Beery. Loyd is survived by his wife, Ruby; sons, Thomas of Springfield and James of Kansas City; grandchildren, Sara Wyrick and Matthew Wyrick; sister, June Opp of Little Rock; a number of nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends. Services will be held at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home at 1947 E. Seminole St., Springfield, with visitation this evening between 6 and 8 p.m. and funeral services Thursday at 3 p.m. Loyd will be laid to rest in the Hazelwood Cemetery, 1642 E. Seminole Street.

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