Demery Laverne Lloyd, Sr. 91 of Folkston, GA passed away November 27, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born in Manor, GA to Pearl Nix and Wonnie Lloyd on March 17, 1926. He was raised by his grandmother, Nora Lloyd. He served in the US Navy and received an honorable discharge on May 7, 1946. Demery’s home was Folkston except for 25 years in Jacksonville where he retired from UPS in 1989 as a diesel mechanic. He was a member of Camp Pinckney Baptist Church. He loved God and his family. He had no enemies and loved everyone. He loved to hunt and fish and work on lawn mowers. He had many friends especially at the Okefenokee Restaurant where he ate six days a week. He coached a women’s softball team for 9 years and was a professional umpire for 20 years. He was a lifetime member of the VFW. He will be missed by family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Mary Frances Lloyd; a daughter: JoAnn Lewis; a brother: W.L. Lloyd; sister: Estelle Woolard.
He is survived by 4 children: Demery Lloyd, Jr. (Lura) of Folkston, GA, Nancy Spencer (Joe) of Longmont, CO, Jane Taylor (Howard) of Folkston, GA, Paul Lloyd (Beth) of Callahan, FL; 5-Grandchildren; 7-Great Grandchildren; 2-Sisters-In-Law: Pearl Batton, Mary Helen Davis (Will) and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 29 at Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home from 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be held Thursday November 30 at 2:00 PM at Camp Pinckney Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Homeland Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home, 526 Oakwood Street, Folkston, GA 31537. 912-496-7388.
“If you want to see me again, you know where I have gone and you know how to get there.”—Demery Lloyd, Sr.
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