Richard “Dick” Carol Loyd of Lynchburg, Virginia, passed away peacefully the morning of July 13, 2020 at the age of 93, surrounded by his family. Dick was born on October 10, 1926. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Dorothy “Dot” Brown Loyd, his parents, Samuel Aston & Katherine “Kackie” Loyd, and two brothers, William “Boe” Loyd and Allen Loyd. He is survived by his brother, S. Aston “Ackie” Loyd, sister-in-law Mildred Brown Wiesener, five children, Richard Carol Loyd, Jr. (Linda), Anne Loyd Elmore (Bob), David Burton Loyd (Sue), Laurie Loyd Sattenfield (Charlie), and Nancy Loyd Tsoleas (Mike), as well as his five grandchildren, Jessica Loyd Payne (David), Robert Aston Loyd, Taylor Nicole Tsoleas, Travis Robert Elmore, and Nicholas Richard Tsoleas. Dick was a caring and supportive husband, father, and grandfather. He is greatly missed but will be remembered with joy.
Dick was a proud veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Army and Air Force. He was a graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in mechanical engineering, class of 1951. He was a Hokie for life. Dick worked as an engineer for B&W during his long and successful career. He enjoyed the outdoors immensely – frequently bicycling, hiking, and visiting the mountains. He and the love of his life Dot built their home in 1964 where they raised their five children. In his spare time, he loved to play bridge and volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, and at Virginia Baptist Hospital, bringing comfort and cheer to everyone.
A graveside celebration of his life will be held at Fort Hill Memorial Cemetery at 10:00 am Saturday, July 18th, 2020. Family and friends are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, please make any desired donations in his name to the Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity at 360 Alleghany Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24501.