Myers-Reed Chapel

3729 25th Street, Columbus, IN


Lloyd Bannister

January 30, 1935May 8, 2020

Lloyd Bannister, 85, of Columbus died 6:40 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2020 at Silver Oaks Health Campus. Lloyd was born in Jennings County Indiana, January 30, 1935, the son of David and May Jolly Bannister. He married Mary Grindstaff Hazelwood July 1, 1976 in Jennings County and she survives. He worked for 41 years in the maintenance and machinery department of Golden Foundry, retiring in 2000. He was a member of Columbus Baptist Church, Clifford Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite. He loved NASCAR and was an avid fan of I.U. Basketball and former coach Bobby Knight. He served in the United States Navy from 1954 to 1958. He is survived by his wife, Mary Bannister of Columbus; children Larry (Debra) Bannister of North Vernon, Patty Montgomery of Tucson, AZ, Pam Bannister of Tucson, AZ, Stephanie (Wayne) Melton of Edinburgh, Lloyd Hazelwood of Columbus, Teresa (Randy) Stienstra of Mt. Dora, FL, Charlotte (Gene) Seymour of Brunswick, GA, Alvin (Jenny) Hazelwood of Edinburgh, IN, Wayne Hazelwood of Eustis, FL, GA,; sister, Ruth Bannister of Columbus; 11 grandchildren; several great grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents; 11 brothers and sisters. A private visitation will be held Thursday at Myers~Reed Chapel on 25th Street. A private funeral service will be conducted Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Charles Kennedy officiating. Entombment will be in Garland Brook Mausoleum with Military Honors by the Bartholomew County Veterans Color Guard. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-reed.com.


  • Mary Bannister, Wife
  • Larry (Debra) Bannister, Son
  • Patty Montgomery, Daughter
  • Pam Bannister, Daughter
  • Stephanie (Wayne) Melton, Daughter
  • Lloyd Hazelwood, Son
  • Teresa (Randy) Stienstra, Daughter
  • Charlotte (Gene) Seymour, Daughter
  • Alvin (Jenny) Hazelwood, Son
  • Wayne Hazelwood, Son
  • Ruth Bannister, Sister
  • Also survived by 11 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

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  • Lloyd Hazelwood, Active Pallbearer
  • Larry Bannister, Active Pallbearer
  • Chad Bannister, Active Pallbearer
  • Wayne Melton, Active Pallbearer
  • Brent Schrelick, Active Pallbearer
  • Larry Adams, Active Pallbearer
  • Robert Hazelwood, Active Pallbearer


  • Private Visitation

    Thursday, May 14, 2020

  • Private Entombment

    Friday, May 15, 2020

  • Private Funeral Service

    Friday, May 15, 2020


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Karl Messmore

May 14, 2020

Although we only met one time when you purchased your life insurance, the experience was most enjoyable and memorable because of your cheerful engaging personality.
You will be missed my anyone who ever met you or was fortunate enough to know you.
Because of your faith, Lloyd I know you're bringing Joy to your homecoming and I hope to see you there one day.
Lead on my friend, Karl Messmore

Emilee Andrew

May 14, 2020

I am a nurse at CRH and I took care of Lloyd probably around 8-12 months ago. I remember him because he worked at the Foundry and knew my grandpa. Lloyd was very sweet and I remember he was very proud of all his children. I am sad to hear of his passing but hope his family takes comfort that he is with the Lord.

Teresa Cox

May 9, 2020

It was a joy to get to know Brother Lloyd at Church, he had such a pleasant personality and was a very kind man, he will be greatly missed.


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