Wilson, Loyd, 82, passed away December 25, 2014 at his home in Jetmore.
He was born June 30, 1932, near Goodland, the son of Delmer Loyd and Ina Edith (Merritt) Wilson, a longtime area resident for the past 37 years, he was the Soil Conservationist for Jetmore. After retirement, he managed the Recycling Center in Jetmore.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Hodgeman County Economic Development and The Jetmore Public Library Board, all of Jetmore. He served in the United States Army. He enjoyed baseball, softball, basketball, bowling, playing horseshoes and hunting and fishing.
On November 30, 1952, he married Julene Fern Powers in Gove, KS. She survives.
Other survivors include: four sons, Marvin Wilson and wife Helen, Gardner, KS., Darrel Wilson and wife Shawn, Ottawa, KS., Richard Wilson and wife Glenda, Paola, KS., Roger Wilson and wife, Bonnie, Gove, KS.; a daughter, Susan Dierksen and husband Fred, Sterling, KS,; three brothers, Calvin Wilson and wife Jean, Dighton,KS., Boyd Wilson and wife Margie, Oberlin, KS., Floyd Wilson and wife Vivian, Sapulpa, OK.; two sisters, Deloris Steinike and husband Herb, Gove, KS., Trisha Groom and husband Daryl, Bennington, KS.; Brother-in-law, Leonard ‘Pete’ Wildeman, Williamsburg, KS. And Leroy Flowers, Pratt; Sisters-in-law, Elinor Wilson, Gove, Elsiann Wilson, Grapevine, TX.; twenty-three grandchildren and twenty-six great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lawrence and Delmer Wilson, Jr.; two sisters, Carmelia Wildeman and Eva Flowers and an infant sister, Ina Wilson.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church, Jetmore, with Pastor Mark Durham and Carolyn Tarman presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday with family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Beckwith Funeral Home, Jetmore. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in the Gove Cemetery, Gove, KS.
Memorials may be given to the Jetmore Public Library or the Jetmore Recreation Commission in care of Beckwith Funeral Home, Box 663 Jetmore, KS 67854. Condolences may be left at www.beckwithfuneralhome.com.