Lloyd Robert Abrams
August 22, 1961 ‒ July 22, 2021
Formerly of Shallowater, Texas
Lloyd Robert Abrams, age 59, of Marion, died peacefully on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at the Marion General Hospital with his loving family by his side following a nine month battle with cancer.
On August 22, 1961, Lloyd was born in Willoughby, Ohio, one of seven children of the late William Wesley and Bertha Grace (Manley) Abrams. He was raised in Marion, Ohio, and attended Pleasant Schools.
At the age of 17, Lloyd left school early to enlist to serve in the US Army. He was stationed in Fort Benning Georgia, and was trained to be an infantry soldier.
Shortly following his honorable discharge, Lloyd met his future bride, Maria Hernandez, by chance while visiting one of his cousins in Texas who had married one of Maria’s sisters. He tried to win her over by showing off on his motorcycle, but it was his blue eyes that Maria fell for. They quickly fell in love and were married on November 2, 1981. They shared thirty nine wonderful years of marriage, lovingly raising six children together. They lived in her hometown of Shallowater, Texas, for 20 years, until they returned to Marion in 2002.
Lloyd worked as a long haul truck driver and mechanic for Snyder Trucking and MS Carriers. He also was a member of St. Mary Church in Marion.
An outdoorsman, Lloyd loved to go fishing anywhere he could cast a line and hunting. He loved riding his motorcycle any chance he could, and even did some bull riding while he lived in Texas. He also enjoyed dancing and singing to his favorite country music songs, and watching the Cincinnati Bengals, Judge Judy, and any horror film he could find to try and scare his kids.
One of a kind, Lloyd was one of the orneriest guys you could ever meet. He would go to all lengths to pull a joke on and totally embarrass his family and friends. Despite being a smart aleck, he also had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. He was the kind of guy who pulled a family out of a burning car that he came upon while driving truck, and didn’t want any credit or notoriety for it. He was a man who believed “his word was his bond, and if you don’t have your word you don’t have anything.”
Most important of all to Lloyd was his family. He was the best husband, father, grandfather aka “PaPa” or “Pops” his family could have ever asked for. He truly adored his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Lloyd will be dearly missed by his wife, Maria Abrams; six children: Felix (Jessica) Hernandez, Crystal (Brad) Bibler, Jennifer (Ivan) Granado, Tiffany (Brian Collins) Abrams, Maria Abrams, and Lloyd Robert (Athena) Abrams II; 13 grandchildren: Esperanza, Mileena, Elena, Felix II, Alexandra, Robert, Ivan II, Brandon, Abigail, Isabella, Joshua, Evelyn, William, and Christian; seven great-grandbabies: Preston, Meena, Hope, Eva, Lyla, Lola, and Kimi; two brothers: Billy Abrams and Jesse Abrams; three sisters: Barbara Steiner, Donna Murphy, and Zelma Hutchinson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Including his parents, Lloyd was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Thomas.
His family will greet friends from 4 – 7 pm on Monday, July 26, 2021, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, DENZER Chapel, 360 E. Center St., Marion, where prayer services will be observed at 3:45 pm. Funeral services honoring his life will also be held there at 11 am on Tuesday, with Father Thomas Buffer officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Heights Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lung Cancer Foundation of America (https://lcfamerica.org/).
On behalf of his family, they would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to the entire OhioHealth Hospice team and to Dr. Bob Singh.
Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel, are honored to serve Lloyd’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.