William Earl Loyd

Published 12:28 am Sunday, April 17, 2011

PATTISON — William Earl Loyd died Thursday, April 14, 2011, at University Medical Center in Jackson. He was 63.

A lifelong resident of Port Gibson, he was a mechanic for Precision Packaging in Jackson. He was a member of Pattison Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy E. Loyd of Pattison; a daughter, Rebecca Loyd of Vicksburg; a son, Vernon Loyd of Florence; three sisters, Melvie Bryant of Hermanville, Ann Kinnebrew of Vicksburg and Belinda Chambliss of Port Gibson; two brothers, Rickey Loyd of Pattison and James Tanksley of San Antonio, Texas; and three grandchildren.

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Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Unity Baptist Church in Jefferson County with the Rev. Clifford Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at Unity Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson and from 10 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the church.

Pallbearers will be David Trim, Steve Trim, Tommy Ray Bryant, Claude Ezell, Jamie Bryant and Robbie Bryant.

Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Precision Packaging.