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Loyd Leroy Brinker
Former Engineer with Lockheed Martin,
Loyd. L. Brinker, 78, of Greenwood, SC died Friday afternoon as a result of complications from surgery. His daughter and son were with him as he departed.
Born in Finley,Ohio, September 1, 1933, Mr. Brinker was born the son of the late Jesse Mehr Brinker and Pauline Lemons Brinker. His interests included music, aviation, carpentry, genealogy and horsemanship.
A long time family friend said of Brinker that he was once "the finest horseman in Georgia", where in his younger years he trained horses, was foreman of a cattle ranch, and competed in rodeo events.
After suffering a serious injury, Mr. Brinker moved his family from South Georgia to the Atlanta area. There, he studied mechanical drawing and became a draftsman with Lockheed Aeronautics in Marietta. With Lockheed, Mr. Brinker advanced far beyond his level of education over his 30-year career to lead electronic system design teams for the C-5, F-117, and C-130J.
Mr. Brinker was much admired for his gentle but authoratative demeanor. He is survived by 3 daughters, a son, and grandchildren. He will be laid to rest a week from Saturday in Carmel Cemetery in Sutton Township, Ohio.
ServiceGraveside Carmel Cemetery Sutton Township, Ohio
Saturday June 9, 2012
We love you so much Grandpa. We will never forget you and you will always be in our hearts.
Kaleb & Korbin Jun 10 2012 12:00 AM
Words cannot even describe how wonderful of a person, father, and grandfather he was. He is greatly missed and will never be forgotten. I will love you always Daddy!
Christina Williams Jun 10 2012 12:00 AM
Loyd will be missed at Beech Lake. We hope your memories will help relieve the pain of losing your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Joy and Gregg Rivers Jun 6 2012 12:00 AM
I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Anna Marie Underwood Jun 5 2012 12:00 AM
We were very sorry to hear about Loyd. He was a very nice man and friendly neighbor. Our prayers and thoughts go out to his entire family.
Donna & Johnny Holtzclaw Jun 5 2012 12:00 AM
Enjoyed having Loyd in our neighborhood. He seemed to be a warm and friendly and gentle man . Our thoughts are with you all
John & Judy Park Jun 5 2012 12:00 AM
We will truly miss Lloyd as out next door neighbor. As a very private and quiet man, we rarely visited, but each time we did, he was always very pleasant and without any harsh words for anyone or anything. We will also miss his companion, Jenny, whom George Heck and I took turns spoiling. Our prayers are with your family during this time of loss and rememberence.
Joe & Susan Prothro Jun 5 2012 12:00 AM
We were so sorry to hear about Loyd. We live right beyond his cul de sac and walk down that street daily with our dog. When Loyd would pass us going out in his truck he always had a friendly wave. He seemed like a very nice man and we will miss having him in our neighborhood. We extend our deepest sympathy to all his family.
Ed & Trudy Troublefield Jun 5 2012 12:00 AM
I was his Coumadin nurse for awhile and always enjoyed visiting with him when he came in for his appts. Always wearing, or carrying his beautiful hats, he seemed like a gentle man.
Denise Medford Jun 4 2012 12:00 AM
Our prayers and thoughts go out with you and your family at this time.May God be with you.
Clyde & Leslie McKaba Jun 4 2012 12:00 AM