Loyd Broyles


A Celebration of Life for Loyd Broyles Sr., 84, of Kilgore will be held at 2 p.m. at the Comfort Suites of Kilgore. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore. Mr. Broyles went to be with his wife on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

Loyd was born on November 1, 1933 in Edinburg to D.P. and Rachel Broyles. He worked as a mechanic until his retirement and he enjoyed fishing and woodworking. He married the love of his life, Marie, on June 17, 1951, and they spent the next 66 years making many loving and happy memories until her passing in December 2017. He was a loving husband, father and grandpa. He taught his family to live life to the fullest, accept things as they were and to make the best out of and find the humor in any situation. His family was the source of his strength and spending time with them was when he was happiest.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Sharon Jones and husband Frank of Kilgore, Barbra Denney and husband Steve Clark of Springdale, Ark., Alice Cartner and husband Don of Ft. Myers, Fla., Loyd Alvin Broyles Jr. and wife Joni of Wimauma, Fla., Weldon Broyles and wife Pam of Washburn, Mo., Tina Johnson of Springdale, Ark., Teresa McCoy and husband Mike of Huntsville, Ark., Linda Mooney and husband Denzil of Boulder City, Nev.; sister, Irene Wylie of Arlington; brother, Leon Broyles and wife Anna Sue of Huntsville, Ark. ; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Also left to carry on his legacy are numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and other loving family members.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Please leave online condolences at www.raderfuneralhome.com