Wayne “Speedy” Lloyd died on June 9th. His “Celebration of Life” service will be held at Zion Church tomorrow, June 17th at 11:00 a.m. Charles Town Baptist Church and Charles Town Presbyterian Church are letting us use their parking lots.
Below is his obituary:
Wayne “Speedy” Lloyd
Brigadier General V. Wayne Lloyd, USAF, Retired, returned to the Lord on June 9th 2016.
He was born in Winchester, VA on the 23 of April 1944. General Lloyd is survived by his daughter Kathrine Ann Lloyd of Seattle WA, son, Richard Edward Lloyd, daughter in law Julia Lloyd of Richmond, VA, 3 grandchildren Marc, Nicholas and Elizabeth Lloyd also of Richmond VA, a brother Ed of Austin TX, sister Jeanne Lake of Kyle TX, sister Dottie Lorenz of Charles Town WV along with multiple nieces and nephews.
Speedy, as many knew him, was the former Commander, of the West Virginia Air Nation Guard, from 1999 to 2004, which was comprised of 2500 officer and airmen assigned to the 130th Airlift Wing, Charleston, WV and the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, WV where he was also the Wing Commander from 1989 to 1999. General Lloyd was a graduate of Shepherd College where he met his wife Nancy who preceded him into heaven on Feb 23,2012. General Lloyd attend USAF Undergraduate Pilot training at Laredo AFB, Texas from June 1968 to July of 1969. He flew the T-37, T-38, C-121, C-130 plus many civilian aircraft for a total of more than 18,000 flight time hours. He had flown around the world, over the North Pole, and landed at the South Pole. He deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in 2002 taking command of the 376 Air Expeditionary Wing overseeing the construction of the Manas Air Base, which was a logistic hub for supplies into and out of Afghanistan. There, he had eight different nations assigned under his command which included France, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, South Korea, Australia, plus soldiers of the USAF ,US Marines, and US Army. In 2003, he was again called upon to act as the Director of Mobility Force at the Combined Air Operations Center in Qatar, and over saw the utilization of all airlift, aero-medical evacuation, air refueling, and VIP travel into Iraq and Afghanistan for USAF Central Command during the war. For those many efforts he was awarded the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal and Bronze Star. He also held the Legion of Merit, Air Medal and West Virginia Distinguished Service Medal. General Lloyd also held the position of Manager of Corporate Flight Operation at Fairchild Industries in the early 80’s during the construction of the A-10, and Assistant Chief Pilot at Atlantic Coast Airlines at Dulles Airport during 2000-2002.
Speedy and his wife were avid sailors, having sailed in the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Tahiti on six different boats they owned. A “Celebration of Life” service will be held at 11 a.m. this Friday, June 17, 2016, at Zion Episcopal Church, 301 E Congress St. Charles Town, WV.
A luncheon will follow at the Anvil restaurant in Bolivar, WV at or around 12 noon.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers contributions be made to the Nancy Lloyd Legacy Endowment Fund at Lord Fairfax. Checks are to be made payable to LFCC Foundation, 173, Skirmisher Ln., Middletown, VA 22645, 540-868-4089, or online at LFCC Foundation/Lord Fairfax Community College.