Lloyd Rhoads

Aug. 12, 1946-Nov. 11, 2020


Lloyd Rhoads, 74, passed away Thursday, Nov. 11, 2020, at Loving Arms Care Facility in Sedalia, Missouri.

He was born Aug. 12, 1946, at Crawfordsville, son of Robert and Mildred Rhoads.

He was joined in marriage to Linda M. Dickerson of Eldon, Missouri, on Dec. 26, 1967. She was the love of his life, and they were married almost 53 years in December 2020.

He graduated from New Ross High School in 1964. He attended Purdue University and finished his degree in business at Hawaiian Pacific College.

Lloyd joined the Air Force in 1967 and served in Vietnam. He served in England, North Dakota, Virginia, California and Hawaii. His family enjoyed seeing the world together. He retired from the Air Force in 1990. He next worked for the United States Postal Service until he had a second retirement. After his retirement, he loved working with his church, Liberty Life Center, as a deacon and elder.

Lloyd is survived by wife Linda; daughter Mandi (Tim) Schultz; five grandsons, Nathan, Ben, Caleb, Joshua and Isaac Fritz; and sister Janet (Dave) Crumm.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents and his first son-in-law William Fritz.

Graveside services will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia, entering by gate 5, and will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. A celebration of life will follow at Liberty Life Center, 1501 Driftwood, Sedalia. 

Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia.


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