Randall Loyd

PIKEVILLE

Randall J. Loyd, 77, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, at his home with his loving family around him. He was born May 17, 1936 and was a lifelong resident of the Nine Mile Community. Randall graduated from Bledsoe County High School and was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a farmer and a mechanic. He always was helping others. He was very proud of the Nine Mile Volunteer Fire Department of which he had helped establish. He also served as its first Fire Chief. He donated the land for it and used his farm for the Blue Grass festivals to support the fire department. Randall was a Christian and attended Faith Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend. He cherished his family and friends and always had a smile on his face. He had a kind heart and generous spirit. He loved listening to bluegrass music. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Neva Loyd; and a sister; Melba Torbett. Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 55 years, Emma E. Loyd; son, Mickey Loyd; sister, Hazel (Clayton) Edmons; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby (Dolly) Fields, Margie Lewis, Clayton (Tommye) Fields; nieces, Rhonda (Steve) Simmons, Janet (Mike) Huskey and Cindy Simmons; several great-nieces and nephews, cousins; and many special friends. A Celebration of Randall's life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Brother Doyle Ashburn and Brother Milton Ker officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 to 9 p.m. today and prior to the service. Burial will be in the Brushy Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to either the Alzheimer's Association, The Nine Mile Volunteer Fire Department or Hospice of Chattanooga. Please share your thoughts and condolences with the family online at www.pikevillefuneralhome.com. Pikeville Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

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