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Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park

1900 E. Oakland Ave, Johnson City, TN

OBITUARY

Richard H."Rick" Lloyd, Jr.

September 18, 1956June 2, 2020
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RICHARD H. “RICK” LLOYD, JR.

Richard H. “Rick” Lloyd, Jr., age 63, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in Erwin, TN, a son of the late Richard Lloyd, Sr., and Edna Foster Lloyd. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by in-laws J.R. and Pearl Pogue.

Rick was a veteran of the United States Navy and was also a member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church in Erwin for over 50 years. He was a welder by trade, working primarily for TVA and CSX Transportation.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Sandy Lloyd; son, Tommy Lloyd, and wife, Starr; son, Ricky Lloyd, and girlfriend, Jennifer Hodges; brother, David Lloyd; sister-in-law, Pat Churchwell; brother-in-law, Darrell Pogue, and girlfriend, Tammy King; nieces and nephews, Joni Mantooth, Tré Mantooth, Rodney Pogue, and Kim Pogue; 4 great-nieces; and 1 great-nephew.

The family will receive friends Friday, June 5, 2020 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church, 910 Hoback Street, Erwin, TN. Memorial service will follow at 7:00 PM with Pastor Noah Taylor and Rev. Jack Lloyd officiating. Committal service will be held Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Evergreen Cemetery in Erwin. Pallbearers will be Darrell Pogue, Tré Mantooth, Rodney Pogue, Scott Foster, Jason Holcombe, Aaron Lloyd, Nathanael Lloyd, Dean Wilson, and Chad Gillis. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Higgins, Jason Lloyd, Mickey Whitson, and the men of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church. Those unable to attend, may view the livestream of the service by visiting https://www.facebook.com/MonteVistaMemorial/

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements especially for Richard H. “Rick” Lloyd, Jr., and his family have been made through Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 1900 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN; 423-282-2631.

  • FAMILY

  • Sandy Lloyd, Wife
  • Tommy Lloyd (Starr), Son
  • Ricky Lloyd (Jennifer Hodges), Son
  • Edna Lloyd, Mother
  • David Lloyd, Brother
  • Pat Churchwell, Sister-in-law
  • Darrell Pogue (Tammy King), Brother-in-law
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Darrell Pogue, Active Pallbearer
  • Tré Mantooth, Active Pallbearer
  • Rodney Pogue, Active Pallbearer
  • Scott Foster, Active Pallbearer
  • Jason Holcombe, Active Pallbearer
  • Aaron Lloyd, Active Pallbearer
  • Nathanael Lloyd, Active Pallbearer
  • Dean Wilson, Active Pallbearer
  • Chad Gillis, Active Pallbearer
  • Wayne Higgins, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jason Lloyd, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mickey Whitson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • The Men of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church, Honorary Pallbearers

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 5, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, June 5, 2020

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  • Committal Service

    Saturday, June 6, 2020

Memories

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Trisha Ramsey-Fields

June 11, 2020

Sandy,
I am saddened to hear of Rick's passing. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I will never forget meeting you at our UCHS 20th Class Reunion. Rick was so proud of his family and the love he had for you all was felt through his words spoken with that big smile on his face just as he had when we attended high school together. May the Lord be with you all giving you strength to live now with the best of memories.

Jamie Tipton

June 5, 2020

Debbie Corn

June 3, 2020

Sandy, Rick and family. So very sorry for your loss. Prayers and condolences!

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Biography

      Rick Lloyd was a natural leader whose winning presence allowed him to take control of various situations with ease. Equipped with a clear and calculating focus, he possessed a tough-minded, “take charge” attitude. He had the ability to make even routine situations seem exciting, and he was at ease with the role of playing problem solver.

       His parents were Richard and Edna Lloyd. He was optimistic in his outlook on life and was able at all times to be open and direct in his communication.

       His occasional role as family mediator gave him the opportunity to ease tense situations when they occurred. He had one younger brother, David.

       His curious nature was spurred by his ability to maximize his personal learning style through employing a hands-on approach. He was good with facts and had an excellent memory. He graduated from Unicoi County High School in 1974. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. His favorite class in high school was history.

       While growing up, some of his best friends were Wayne Higgins, Dean Wilson, and Mickey Whitson.

       He was able to direct his energy and spontaneity towards helping his children acquire added common sense skills.

       He could be a leader who sought impact for his decisions. He was a good negotiator who enjoyed new challenges. His primary occupation was welding. He was employed by TVA and CSX Transportation.

      Rick was a Navy veteran. He was stationed in Charleston, South Carolina. Rick served 3 years during the Vietnam War. He achieved the rank of Machinist's Mate Third Class. He showed leadership qualities and could make tough decisions when he was called upon to do so.

       He had something of an artistic flair in many of the things that he did. He put this creativity toward all of his pastimes. His favorite pursuits were reading, fishing, and watching classic television. He was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

       He was enthusiastic and confident about these activities. Tops on his list were Atlanta Braves baseball and Navy Midshipmen football.

       His skill made him a wonderful asset to the various groups and organizations to which he belonged. In high school, Rick was a member of the JROTC.

       So it’s little wonder that he was so active and giving in his community. Politically, Rick was conservative.

       He was a member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church for over 50 years. During that time, he was heavily involved in van ministry.

       He preferred to seek out excitement wherever he went and he was partial to vacations that were casual and laid back with an atmosphere of “live and let live.” He was willing to leave his plans open and flexible, just in case something more interesting came along. His favorite vacation spot was Charleston, South Carolina.

       His family was rounded out by his beloved cats, most recently Nala, Simba, Boots, Sadie and Sophie.

       He is survived by his wife, Sandy, his sons Tommy and Ricky, his mother, Edna and his brother, David. Services were held at Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church in Erwin, Tennessee. Rick was laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery in Erwin, Tennessee.

       A concrete communicator, he relied on his senses to increase his involvement and awareness of others. He was always able to provide amusing repartee to his friends and acquaintances, offering a seemingly endless supply of quips, anecdotes, jokes and stories.” He enjoyed his life and the experience of living it. This is how everyone will remember Rick Lloyd.