Elvis M. Loyd

ROCKFORD, Ill. — Elvis M. Loyd, 77 of Rockford, passed away December 9, 2015 at Medina Manor Nursing Home in Durand, Ill., from complications of Alzheimer’s.

elvis-loyd-obit-picHe was born January 15, 1938 in Centralia, son of Emit and Sylvia (Shook) Loyd. He married Diana Gulley on December 6, 1997 and she survives.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his children, Alan Loyd, Peggy Erbes, and Laura Mathis, all of Centralia, and Kevin Loyd and Mandy Loyd both of Marion; step-daughter, Nikki of Rockford; a brother, David Loyd of Centralia; two sisters, Gladys Payne of Torrance, Calif., and Darlene Krieger of Richmond; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents;, a brother, Don Loyd, six sisters, Doris Loy, Agnes Matheny, Rita Olson, Mildred Loy, twin Mary Joyce Loyd, and Delores Bradley.

Elvis graduated from Centralia Junior College in 1960. He served in the U.S. Army form May 1962 to May 1964. Elvis was retired from T.N.T. Trucking.

Per his wishes cremation rites were accorded and burial will be held Friday, October 14, 2016 at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia. Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia is assisting the Loyd Family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting sutherlandfuneralhome.com.