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Brigadier General V. Wayne Lloyd

June 27, 2016
Shepherdstown Chronicle

Brigadier General V. Wayne Lloyd, USAF, Retired, returned to the Lord on June 9, 2016.

He was born April 23, 1944, in Winchester, Virginia.

General Lloyd is survived by his daughter, Kathrine Ann Lloyd of Seattle, Washington; son, Richard Edward Lloyd; daughter-in-law, Julia Lloyd of Richmond, Virginia; three grandchildren, Marc, Nicholas and Elizabeth Lloyd, also of Richmond; a brother, Ed of Austin, Texas; sister, Jeanne Lake of Kyle, Texas; sister, Dottie Lorenz of Charles Town; along with multiple nieces and nephews.

Speedy, as many knew him, was the former Commander of the West Virginia Air National Guard, from 1999 to 2004, which was comprised of 2500 officer and airmen assigned to the 130th Airlift Wing, Charleston, and the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, where he was also the Wing Commander from 1989 to 1999. General Lloyd was a graduate of Shepherd College, where he met his wife, Nancy, who preceded him into heaven on Feb. 23, 2012.

General Lloyd attend USAF Undergraduate Pilot training at Laredo AFB, Texas from June 1968 to July of 1969. He flew the T-37, T-38, C-121, C-130, plus many civilian aircraft for a total of more than 18,000 flight time hours. He had flown around the world, over the North Pole, and landed at the South Pole. He deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in 2002, taking command of the 376 Air Expeditionary Wing, overseeing the construction of the Manas Air Base, which was a logistic hub for supplies into and out of Afghanistan. There, he had eight different nations assigned under his command, which included France, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, South Korea, Australia, plus soldiers of the USAF, U.S. Marines, and U.S. Army. In 2003, he was again called upon to act as the Director of Mobility Force at the Combined Air Operations Center in Qatar, and oversaw the utilization of all airlift, aero-medical evacuation, air refueling, and VIP travel into Iraq and Afghanistan for USAF Central Command during the war. For those many efforts, he was awarded the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal and Bronze Star. He also held the Legion of Merit, Air Medal and West Virginia Distinguished Service Medal. General Lloyd also held the position of Manager of Corporate Flight Operation at Fairchild Industries in the early 1980s, during the construction of the A-10, and Assistant Chief Pilot at Atlantic Coast Airlines at Dulles Airport, during 2000 to 2002.

Speedy and his wife were avid sailors, having sailed in the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Tahiti on six different boats they owned.

A "Celebration of Life" service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 17, at Zion Episcopal Church, Charles Town. A luncheon followed at the Anvil restaurant in Bolivar.

The family prefers contributions be made to the Nancy Lloyd Legacy Endowment Fund at Lord Fairfax. Checks are to be made payable to LFCC Foundation, 173, Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645, 540-868-4089, or online at LFCC Foundation/Lord Fairfax Community College.

Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com.

 
 
 

 

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