Lloyd Allen Gill
June 29, 1954 ‒ December 05, 2007
DANVILLE: Lloyd Allen Gill, 53, of Danville, died Wednesday morning December 5, 2007 following a heart attack.
He was born June 29, 1954 in Mount Gilead to Frank E. and Elma L. (Carte) Gill.
Lloyd attended Knox County Joint Vocational School’s welding program, and was graduated from Fredericktown High School, where he was active in FFA and a prominent varsity football player.
After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army, trained in Panama, operated a year in lock-down during the Iran-Contra crisis, and served as a combat engineer.
Lloyd and his brothers have been three peas in a pod, working alongside each other as contractors across the country. They built apartment complexes in Columbus, and for the past 11 years built 160 log homes together.
Described as a “man’s man,” Lloyd was the type of builder who could clear the trees from your property, dig your basement, frame the home, and finish the interior…all himself. A master carpenter, he loved to take on the big challenge…large square foot homes, with cut-up roofs.
A professional dog handler, Lloyd won prestigious competitions hunts with the family’s Meadowood Kennels Blue Ticks bloodline championship hounds.
An outdoorsman at heart, whatever the season, he was hunting. Whether it was bow or gun, deer or turkey, the result would be a photo of Lloyd with his prize catch, and huge smile on his face.
He is survived by his mother Elma Carte Gill Orr of Loudonville; brothers and a sister-in-law John and Marguerite Gill and Frank Gill all of Loudonville; a son Josh Dible of Mount Vernon; nieces Shannon Hunter of Loudonville, Brook Gill and Amber Gill both of Mansfield, Michelle Gill and Julie Gill both of Mount Vernon, and Ashley Murdock of Perrysville; numerous aunts and uncles including a special uncle and best friend Dennis Carte of Fredericktown and a special aunt Lois Thomas of Bellville; and numerous cousins and extended family members.
His father preceded him in death in August of 1985.
Friends may call today, Saturday, December 8, 2007 from 4-8 PM in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral will be held Sunday at 1:30 PM. Pastor Tom Wilson will officiate. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery, where the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail will hold graveside military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lloyd A. Gill Memorial Fund, and may be made at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com