Robert Willard “Grumpy” Loyd, 82, of Columbus, passed away at 10:20 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016, at his residence. He was born on October 4, 1934, in Scipio, Indiana, the son of Willard and Ida Pearl (Boardman) Loyd. He had been a Decatur County resident since 2001 and had moved to Columbus in May of 2015.
He graduated from Columbus High School in 1953 and retired from Cummins Engine Company in 1987 after 31 years of service. Mr. Loyd was a member of the Hartsville Church of Christ, Moose Lodge #576 at North Vernon, the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (NMLRA), the Indiana Blacksmith Association, Rural Smith Association and the Hog Turd Gentleman’s Association. He camped at Friendship from 1953 until the 1980’s. He enjoyed playing the guitar, dancing, blacksmithing, muzzle loading, leather working, coppersmithing, silversmithing, hunting, trapping and lamp blacking.
He married Marilyn Anne Marsh in Brown County on June 22, 1985. She survives, along with his daughters, Victoria Lynn Cook of Scipio and Mary Suella “Susie” (Danny) Warnell of North Vernon; his son, Reginald Bob Loyd of Elizabethtown; his step-daughter, Pamela Sue (Jason) Weisenbach of Greensburg; his step-son, Jonathan Willis Repp of Columbus; his sister-in-law, Joanne Loyd of Louisville, Kentucky; his grandson, Justin Craig (Jennifer) Fox of Columbus; his step-grandchildren, Thomas, Carrie, Jenna and Emma Weisenbach, Raelyn, Riley and Alton Repp; his great-grandson, Jason Loyd Fox of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Leroy “Jack” Loyd.
The funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, December 16, 2016, at Bass & Gasper Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Dupont Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 15, 2016, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Blacksmiths Scholarship Fund, Hog Turd Gentleman’s Association, Special Olympics of Bartholomew, Brown and Jennings Counties, Premier Hospice or to the donor’s choice.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.bassgasper.com.