Lloyd Bernard Moody, age 86, of Lake View, Iowa, passed away on Friday, February 4, 2005, at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames, Iowa.
Lloyd was born on July 8, 1918, in Tiptonville, TN, (there were three doctors in town but no hospital) the son of Mont Cleveland and Katherine (Loggins) Moody.
He attended Tiptonville Elementary School and graduated from Tiptonville High School in 1936. He continued his education at the University of Tennessee Junior College, Martin, TN, 1936-38. He played football at this college which was 40 miles from home. Lloyd transferred to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in the fall of 1938. While at Tennessee he took great pride in being an assistant to Dr. Glocker, Dean of Business Administration. He majored in Marketing and minored in Finance, graduating in 1940.
Lloyd worked for Firestone in 1940, 1941, and 1942. After graduation Lloyd trained with Firestone for a year. He went to Akron, Ohio, for 3-4 months. Then he trained in the 3rd Street Memphis store. He went back to Akron before spending 2-3 months in the district office and factory in Memphis. He also traveled with a salesman in Mississippi before having his first job in the 3rd St. store.
The draft was getting close so Lloyd enlisted and served from March 1943, through January 1946. He trained in Chicago for 3 months before going to sub-chaser school in Florida. Then it was amphibious training in Virginia learning about the LST, LCI and LCT. Lloyd was assigned to the LCT 596 which had a crew of 2 officers and 15 men. He went to Utah Beach in England. On Omaha Beach some boats dropped tanks 5 miles off shore. Most all tanks sank because the weather was so bad. There were 4 tanks (each with a crew of 5-6) on each LCT. On Utah Beach Lloyd had orders to go all the way to the beach before dropping the tanks off. There were five beaches-2 American, 2 English, and 1 Canadian.
Late in 1944 or early 1945 Lloyd was sent to the Pacific for 1 year. He had duty in Hawaii while he waited for orders. He thought that they were just about to the point to invade when the atomic bomb was dropped. He was released to inactive duty on December 20, 1945, and discharged in January 1946.
Lloyd managed Fly and Harwood in Little Rock, Arkansas, after he was married November 17, 1947, to Phyllis Staab. They were blessed with a daughter, Linda and a son, Doug. After Christmas in 1948, Lloyd and Phyllis moved to Lake View and worked in Staab's Store. They purchased the store from Karl in 1963 and established the Firestone Store, later known as Hardware Hank.
Lloyd was an active member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Lake View. He was also involved in many community groups: Lake View Commercial Club from 1947-91 (during that time he served as Chairman of the Summer and Winter Carnival); American Legion since 1949; and School Board Secretary 1951-79.
Lloyd was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He loved to spend time with his family, have coffee with his coffee buddies, and go golfing with his friends. Lloyd announced the Lake View High School football games for 28 years.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; daughter, Linda Carlson and husband Lowell of Urbandale, IA; and son, Doug Moody of Lake View; two grandchildren: Andrea of Clive and Brad of Ames; sisters-in-law: Janet Meinhold of Boulder, CO, Lisa and Steve Lang and family of St. Louis, MO, and Allison and Bob Meinhold and family of The Woodlands, TX; nephew, Van and Roddy Hines and family of Plano, TX; cousins: John Loggins of Tucson, AZ, and Alex Leech of Jackson, TN; and many friends.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, Mont and Katherine Moody; sister, Kathryn Elizabeth Hines; and brothers-in-law: Donavan Hines and Major Robert Meinhold.