Wayne G. Lloyd

October 06, 1917 ‒ June 13, 2012

Delaware, Ohio

Wayne G. Lloyd, a lifelong salesman completed his final sale and relationship with God on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, passing at the age of 94 at Willow Brook Christian Community. In joining the Lord, he was again reunited with his beloved wife of 70 years, Garnelle, who passed away just 7 months ago and who surely greeted him with, “Oh Wayne…I’ve missed you,” just as she had done so many times throughout their wonderful life.

Born on October 6, 1917, in Marengo, he was the son of the late Lewis and Lela (Gartrell) Lloyd. A graduate of Marengo High School in 1935 ,he met his wife, the former Garnelle King while selling shoes in Cape Guirado, Missouri. He sold his wife-to-be two left shoes, giving him the opportunity for a second chance meeting and dinner date. They were married on February 16, 1941, in Parma, MO and returned to the Marengo area when Wayne served for a brief time in the US Army during WW II.

Wayne opened the Lloyd Furniture Store and made Ashley the family home from 1948 until 1990. Forever the salesman, at one time or another Wayne sold furniture, lumber, hardware, appliances and even caskets for the former H.H. Rardon Casket Company in Delaware. After his retirement he sold a bit at Family Furniture in downtown Delaware. Because of his charm and ability to build relationships, he enjoyed a successful career. He will long be remembered for his positive drive and motto “Go sell something”.

He was very active in Ashley community affairs until moving to Delaware in 1990. A man of deep faith, he was a member of the Ashley United Methodist Church and while living in Delaware attended the Delaware Bible Church. A fair man, he was genuine and true. A gifted storyteller, he had a good sense of humor, one that could easily make you smile.

Possessing a strong work ethic, he required the same of his family. His advices when times were tough was always, “Don’t worry until you have too.” His door was always open and he was generous in untold countless ways. In later years his favorite pastime was giving out gold dollar coins whenever a child was nearby, just one example of his generousity.

He had a passion for flying and Long Beach, California. But he was at his best, creating something in his workshop, selling something, or being surrounded by his treasured family….”the bigger the better he would say”. He taught the lessons of life by example and loved unconditionally and shall always be treasured for doing so.

Wayne is survived by children: Jim (Becky) Lloyd, Judy (Jerry) Gibson, Louise (Bob) Henry, Donna Shaw, Carol Holdren, daughter-in-law: Sharon Mathews, 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandson.

In addition to his wife Garnelle, he was also preceded in death by son Lee Mathews, son-in-law Len Shaw, as well as brothers, Kenneth and David Lloyd.

Friends may call Monday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware. Funeral services will be held at10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Delaware Bible Church, 45 Belle Ave., Delaware, with Pastor Marvin Hintz and his grandson Christopher Gibson officiating. Burial will follow in Ashley Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Willowbrook Christian Village, 100 Willow Brook Way S., Delaware, OH 43015 or Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd, #210, Columbus, OH 43229.

Condolences may be expressed to www.snyderfuneralhomes.com