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“It has been a true honor and pleasure to know Lloyd as a teacher, guide, and friend. Our conversations ranged wide and were not always about...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Suzan Younger - Dallas, TX

“I knew Lloyd as a member of my high school graduation class of 1963 in Vandalia, IL. I recently chatted with him by phone and learned of his...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Tim Merriman - Kealakekua, HI

“Lloyd was a titan in the field of Genealogy, whose influence and guidance touched legions. His legacy is preserved in the countless students of his...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Terri Bradshaw O'Neill - TX

“May God be with you till we meet again. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Rosann Sirody - Choose cities, TX

“Thank you for so many years of guidance in chasing my ancestors! You will be missed. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Leonard McCown - Irving, TX

“Good night Lloyd, we shall see and rejoice with you on resurrection morning. Rest well my friend. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Rocky Brown - Dallas, TX

“Sorry to hear of Lloyds passing he was a wonderful man. I quite enjoyed the library trip he set up. Janet Owen ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Janet Owen - Irving, TX


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Lloyd was born on May 26, 1945 and passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018.

Lloyd was a resident of Dallas, Texas at the time of passing.

He graduated cum laude with a B.A.in Biology and History from Greenville College.

Family, friends, and others whose life has been touched by Lloyd are invited to a memorial service, held at the Peace Chapel / Cathedral of Hope Church, located at 5910 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, Texas at 3 P.M. on Monday June 11, 2018 to pay last respects. Burial will be at a later date in Illinois.

His educational and literary contributions to the genealogical community include: 11 books, 39 years on the faculty of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University, Birmingham, AL; 17 years as a weekly columnist for the Dallas Morning News; 17 years as an instructor at the School of Continuing Education, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX; and 11 years on the faculty of the Genealogical Institute of Mid-America, University of Illinois at Springfield.

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