Obituary: Gary Arlo Loyd

Gary Arlo Loyd, 78, who was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, passed away Dec. 9, 2015.

Gary served in the Navy, retired from Boeing, served as Newton City Commissioner and mayor, and Builders Concrete sales rep. He was a member of the American Legion and active in the Legion Riders.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Sylvia Loyd; sister, Mary Lou Rose; and grandson, Jordan Michael Birmingham.

He is survived by his wife, Diona; their six children, Cristy Dodson of Cushing, Okla., and her daughter, Amanda Bray and granddaughter, Kalynn, Dr. Jonathan and Ann Roberts of Newton and their children, Zachery and Riley, Cindy Bowling and her husband, Jim of Sand Springs, Okla., and their children, Christian and Jordan Birmingham and their grandchildren, Trace and Clara Birmingham, Michael and Maria Roberts of Green Oaks, Ill., and their children, Max, Luke and Christian, Callie Lowrie of Spring Hill, Kan., and her children, Shawn and Jared, Jackie and Mike Morant from Ada, Miss., and their children, Alex, Maggie and Miah.

Memorials to VA Hospice Unit, Robert J. Dole Veterans Hospital or The Wounded Warrior’s Project.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, Salem United Methodist Church, 115 Old Main, Newton.

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