OBITUARY

Lloyd Pampell Lochridge Jr.

February 3, 1918April 13, 2021

Lloyd Pampell Lochridge, Jr., 103, died on April 13, 2021 at his home in Austin, Texas.

Lloyd was born on February 3, 1918 at the Seton Infirmary in Austin to the late Franklyn Blocker and Lloyd P. Lochridge. He grew up in Forest Hills, New York but was determined to return to Texas after spending summers visiting family in Austin, Galveston, and Wichita Falls. Lloyd stayed active and worked hard throughout his life beginning with his first job as a child selling newspapers from a wagon. He later became an Eagle Scout and as such served at FDR’s inauguration ceremony and parade.

At 16, Lloyd enrolled at Princeton University (‘38) and played on the lightweight football team. He then continued on to Harvard Law School (‘41) where he joined the rugby team and took up sailing. While studying for the bar exam, he received a telephone call with the news of Pearl Harbor and soon after joined the Navy. While serving as a Lieutenant Commander during World War II, he met his wife of sixty-three years, Frances Potter, in Washington D.C.

After a brief time in San Francisco, California, Lloyd and Frances moved to the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas. He began his law practice in a modest office above a grocery store in Mission. After many joyous years in the Valley, Lloyd and Frances relocated to Austin in 1959 when his childhood friend Robert McGinnis invited Lloyd to join the firm that would become McGinnis Lochridge. Over the years, Lloyd confounded many with his ability to be a tenacious advocate on behalf of his clients in the courtroom while always maintaining his gentlemanly character and sense of humor. Lloyd continued to go to the office in coat and tie daily until the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. His strong belief in the importance of civility, ethics, and integrity guided his seventy-five years of practice and his service to the legal profession.

Lloyd had a unique rapport with individuals from all walks of life through his work with numerous civic and professional organizations. This led to cherished friendships across generations. Lloyd maintained a weekly squash match with Chrys Doughterty well into their nineties. Those who knew Lloyd will undoubtedly remember moments of kindness, courage, graciousness, and courtliness.

Lloyd is survived by his four children, Georgia Lochridge, Lloyd P. Lochridge, III, Hope Lochridge, and Frances Lochridge Perez and her husband, A. R., his grandchildren, Bonnie Galvin, Jenny Galvin, Will Leavitt, Ellie Lochridge, Patton Lochridge, Joe Lochridge, Lloyd Lochridge, and Molly Powers, his great-grandchildren, Rowan Meagher, Fiona Meagher, Sophia Leavitt, Liam Leavitt, Nora Lochridge, Anne Lochridge, Isabel Lochridge, Tomás Lochridge, Caya Lochridge, and Otto Lochridge, and daughter-in-law Candy Lochridge. Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Potter Lochridge and his children, Anne Lochridge Leavitt and Patton Lochridge.

The family expresses its thanks to the McGinnis Lochridge law firm, the Calvert and Lochridge Inns of Court, Town & Gown, and neighbors on Hillview Road for their support and thoughtfulness during his last years.

A memorial service will be held for the family at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd on Friday, April 23rd and accessible on Good Shepherd’s website for his friends and far-flung family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Austin Community Foundation or the Salvation Army Austin.

Services

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    Friday, April 23, 2021

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Robby Alden

April 23, 2021

Mr. Lochridge was a mentor and inspiration to so many people throughout his life, and especially lawyers in Austin and Texas. He was one of the most dignified and genuine people I've ever met, and it was a blessing to have known him. The world was a better place because of him.

Lou McCreary

April 22, 2021

Lloyd was a gentleman and was an outstanding attorney-may he Rest In Peace

Alexander Clark

April 22, 2021

One of my favorite parts of law school was being a student member of the Lochridge Inn of Court. Though my conversations with Lloyd were brief, he made a tremendous impact. Blessed to have had the opportunity to cross paths with such an incredible lawyer, veteran, and person.

Ed Burbach

April 22, 2021

So sorry to hear the sad news. Mr. Lochridge was a frequent visitor of ours on the 30th Floor of 600 Congress. We were all glad whenever he forgot his elevator fob, visited with us in our office, and became an honorary member of our Foley team!

He is an institution who will be sorely missed!!

Jacquie Hoffman

April 22, 2021

I know mostly the tremendous legacy of Mr. Lochridge through Suzanne Lewis Who has shared stories with me of nearly her entire life with Fran as her best friend. From a far I have been a vicarious companion of highlights and adventures through her and want to add My condolences for this significant family loss and transition. As the family journeys through this tender time, may you bring comfort and joy to one another. Jacquie Hoffman

Berry Spears

April 21, 2021

Every lawyer in town knows of Mr. Lochridge's legacy as a great lawyer, but in addition, he was an incredibly kind and generous man. I was fortunate enough to share many an elevator ride in One American Center with him over the years -- and he always had a smile and a kind word to share. I hope his family and loved ones take comfort in not only the incredible life he led but also in the examples he set and the high standards to which he consistently aspired. The world has lost a bright and shining star. May he rest in eternal peace and joy.

Jody Helman

April 21, 2021

I worked with Mr. Lochridge on an estate matter a number of years ago. He had so many qualities that I admire in a lawyer, but intelligence, integrity and professionalism were certainly at the top of the list. Although he was always a very effective advocate for his client, he exemplified the saying that it’s possible to disagree without being disagreeable. He was a true gentleman in everything that he did. There are many lawyers, myself included, who looked up to Mr. Lochridge as the ideal representative of our profession. He deserved every accolade that he received, and he will be sorely missed.

Anne Souster

April 21, 2021

Such a gentleman. Such an honor to have known him. He will be greatly missed.
Descansa En Paz.
Anne (of England) and William (of Spain).

Jenny Cook Purcell

April 20, 2021

Oh, what a magnificent man! Can’t we keep him just a little bit longer? God speed, Mr. Lochridge and thank you for your grace.

Tait Palmer

April 20, 2021

Mr. Lochridge was a true gentleman. His quick wit and calm demeanor made him a joy to be around. I will never forget our conversations in the dental chair. Thank you, Mr. Lochridge, for your kindness and contributions to Austin. God speed...

FROM THE FAMILY