Robert Edward Lloyd

April 15, 1939March 29, 2021

Robert Edward Lloyd April 15, 1939 – March 29, 2021

Robert Edward Lloyd, 81, of Tucson, Arizona took his final journey to heaven on the morning of March 29, 2021, after a long fight with Parkinson/ Dementia. Robert was born in Sanford, North Carolina, to deceased parents John (Jack) and Oner Lloyd. At the age of 17, he joined the Air Force, serving 8 years, where his final assignment was Phoenix, Arizona. He was successful in many jobs but ultimately retired at age 50, January, 1990, as a telephone engineer in Tucson, Arizona. His last project was to procure the funding to place a radio system at two sites in the bottom of the Grand Canyon. To occupy his time in retirement, he became a self-taught oil painter. His artwork is displayed in the homes of many friends and family members. His Parkinson Doctor used his oil paintings in the examination rooms to show others there is life after a Parkinson diagnosis.

Robert is survived by his wife Valjean (Val) of 38 years; one son from his first marriage to Linda Lloyd, Christopher (Chris) Lloyd; stepson, Mark Hollonbeck (Flor); stepson, Michael Hollonbeck (Lupita); grandchildren, Michael Lloyd, Morganne Lloyd-Leyva (Steven), Nathan Lloyd; step grandchildren, Esmeralda Hollonbeck, Mark (Tony) Hollonbeck, Kayla Hollonbeck, Kylie Hollonbeck, and Lila Grace Hollonbeck; great grandchildren, Daisy Kay Leyva and Aria Lloyd; sister Cathy Servie (Mike) of Kill Devil Hills, NC; sister-in-law, Beverly Lloyd of Cary, NC; and many nieces and nephews of NC.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Oner Lloyd; brother, Henry Lloyd; sister, Nancy Gardner; and his brother-in-law, Obie Gardner.

Robert was blessed to have so many friends throughout the years. He was a stranger to no one. His love of telling stories about his life is what everyone will remember the most!

You are invited to join Robert Lloyd's family and friends to celebrate his life. The service will be held on Sunday, April 18, 3 - 4 PM, at Grace Community Church, 9755 N. La Cholla Blvd. Mask is required.

In lieu of flowers please donate to Parkinson Research, Grace Community Church, or the charity of your choice.


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Paul Shedlock

April 15, 2021

I remember when Robert was showing his artwork at church and you see the passion he has for painting.

Dianna and Steve Hill

April 13, 2021

We were blessed to sit in front of Val and Robert at Grace for many years - our "seats of choice"! Always wonderful to hear Robert's stories of the Navy and NC. May special memories comfort his loved ones.

Earl and Betty Moyer

April 12, 2021

Robert was a kind and gentle soul. He was a part of our small group for many years. Robert was a talented artist and a great storyteller. He will be greatly missed. We love you Robert. Rest, you are now in God's care.

Jim Haleem

April 12, 2021

Robert and I met at Grace Community Church about three years ago., and every Sunday when we were there I would walk over to him and wish him a special hello. I will miss you buddy.

Val Lloyd

April 10, 2021

March 26th we celebrated 38 years!!! He was not speaking or eyes open but he could understand when I told him how honored I was too be his wife! 💕

Nancy Cohen

April 7, 2021

Sending prayers to you, Val and your family. Robert was a gentleman and an amazing artist. He loved you to the end. I feel blessed to have met you both. ❤️

Bill Pace

April 7, 2021

You and I have shared a certain bond in that our respective life mates were diagnosed for Parkinson's disease late in life. Then, their graduations from this life were very near to just one year apart, Eunice on February 25, 2020 and Robert on March 29, 2021. For several years, Eunice appreciated chatting with Robert after Sunday worship services, and other occasions, comparing experiences and sharing stories of coping with PD. I like to think that there is a Tucson corner in heaven where Eunice has welcomed her good friend Robert. While we mourn the loss of our mates, we can take comfort in knowing that Robert and Eunice are at rest in heaven, free of the pains of PD. I pray that God will bless you and give you strength during this time of adjusting to life without Robert.
Bill Pace


April 7, 2021

Although we were late comers into Roberts life, Mickey and enjoyed seeing and talking to Robert at church and at the senior luncheon. So sorry for your loss Val. Know that we will be praying for you and the family. Don & mickey Distler.

Renee Hoffman

April 7, 2021

Val and Family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Robert was a wonderful dapper man. I enjoyed the times we had at church. What a fabulous artist he was! I will forever remember him, having two pieces of his art in my house.
May blessings to all of you, keep your memories close.
Love Renee

Ardie Stone

April 6, 2021

Dear Val, How fondly I remember meeting you and Robert through our committee work for victims of abuse. I especially remember Robert’s good humor in the face of being the only man on the committee.
It was very moving to me when I learned of his diagnosis, because my 38 year old niece was diagnosed at that same time. Robert was so thoughtful and kind in that regard, and always inquired about how she was doing, whenever we met.
When he was baptized, and pastor asked if he had anything to say, I remember him boldly saying, “It’s about time!” What a delightful man of God!
My thoughts, prayers and hugs will continue for you, Val. May the Lord Himself give you peace and comfort, and may your friends be there for you!
Love, Ardie