Barry Robert Lloyd
Barry Robert Lloyd
FAIRFIELD GLADE, Tenn. — Barry Robert Lloyd, 69, of Fairfield Glade, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 13, 2017. He was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Barry loved his family dearly, to the full-extent of his being, and they, in turn, loved him. His family and his faith in God were the focus of his life.

He was born in Van Wert, Ohio, on Sept. 28, 1947, to the late Robert “Bob” and Betty Ruth (Shindeldecker) Lloyd. He leaves behind the following to cherish his loving memory: his wife, Linda (Campbell) Lloyd of Fairfield Glade, Tennessee; son, Jon (Glenn Bogan) Lloyd of Fort Wayne, Indiana; daughter, Nikki (Steve) Burrell of Fremont, Indiana; stepchildren, Allen Gage of Tavares, Florida; Douglas (Susi) Gage of Englewood, Ohio; and Tina (Shadd) Heaston of Punta Gorda, Florida; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara (Chuck) Painter of Rockford, Ohio, and his faithful pets, Maxwell and Daisy.

Barry graduated from Parkway High School in 1965, and earned his mechanical engineering degree from Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne. He obtained his B.S.M.E. and M.B.A. from Bowling Green State University. Barry enjoyed a successful career with Dana Corporation, retiring after 34 years as Director of Engineering. During his career, Barry won many awards with the company, and co-patented the voice-actuated, two-speed axle among others. Barry was a member of SAE International, former chair of the L. Ray Buckendale Lectures, and ASME. After retirement, he went on to join the ipPerformance Group as a consultant specializing in intellectual property management teams and operational practices in global corporations.

Barry was a member of Central Baptist Church in Crossville, Tennessee, where he sang in the choir, was involved in various men’s groups, teaching and Bible studies. He had many hobbies and interests, including elaborate model train displays as well as building and flying 1/5-scale model RC airplanes. He was an avid world traveler, loved cruises and, in his later years, was a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association and enjoyed traveling with his wife on their motorcycle and motorhome. Barry was also a member of the HAM radio community and loved making wine.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, located at 111 W. First St., Rockford, Ohio, with visitation one hour prior, the Rev. Bruce Head officiating. Friends and family are invited to gather on Saturday, March 18, 2017, from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Rockford, Ohio.

Arrangements entrusted to Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home.

Preferred memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or American Lung Association. Condolences may be expressed at ketchamripley.com.