Mr. Harold Childs “Buddy” Loyd

Published 5:00 pm Monday, June 10, 2019

Harold Childs “Buddy” Loyd, 88, of LaGrange, GA went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Mr. Loyd was born February 20, 1931 to the late Rebie Dixon Loyd and Hamilton Traylor Loyd.  He attended Center School, and graduated from Berry College in 1953 with a degree in English.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

After teaching high school for a year, he began his career with the U.S. Postal Service, where he retired in 1986 after 30 years of service.  His second career was as a handyman, using his skills around LaGrange for many years.

Buddy was a life-long member of Loyd Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon, an elder, and as church treasurer for 50 years.  He was also a choir member for 60 years, and served for several years as choir director. An avid tennis player for many years, Buddy was a regular at the Callaway tennis courts, and most recently at the McCluskey Tennis Center.  He passed on his love of tennis to all four of his girls.  He was well-known for his sense of humor and his ready laugh, and his love for his family and his God were unsurpassed.

Buddy is survived by his wife of 63 years, Josephine Johnson Loyd; his four daughters – Laura (Kenneth) Boggs, Eleanor (Patrick) Thompson, Emily (Nasor) Mansour and Lynn (Mike) Pauley; eleven grandchildren, Lauren Woodley, Whitney (Jim) Davis, Marianna Boggs, John (Katie) Mansour, Will (Amanda) Mansour, Joseph Mansour, Patrick (Jaclyn) Thompson, Jim Thompson, Jake (Sarah) Pauley, Emily Pauley and Annie Pauley; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sara Hopson and Helen Loyd, both of LaGrange; and by his sister-in-law, Jan Loyd Richmond, of East Wenatchee, Washington. In addition to his parents, Buddy was preceded in death by his sister, Anne Alverson, and by his brother, Tommy Loyd.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 2019 at Loyd Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Rix Threadgill officiating. The gathering of family and friends will be held Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Striffler Hamby Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Loyd Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 550 Glass Bridge Rd. LaGrange GA 30240 or West Georgia Hospice, 1510 Vernon Rd. LaGrange Georgia 30240.

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Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636