On Thursday, October 8th, 2020, Lloyd Laverne Dyal, Jr. passed from this life peacefully at his home in Brooker, FL with his wife and children at his bedside. He was born April 9th, 1942 in Brooker, FL on the Dyal Farm to the late Theo Kelley Dyal and Lloyd L. Dyal Sr. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret Ann Douglas Dyal, and children, Suzanne Dyal McRee (Tracy) and Kelley Lavern Dyal (Stacy) along with 7 grandchildren; Garrett McRee (Tara), Hailey McRee, Kyndall Dyal, Kaleigh Dyal, Kaleb Dyal, Kamryn Dyal, Kyleigh Dyal and 2 great grandchildren, Johanna McRee and Hattie McRee as well as numerous extended family and friends. He is pre-deceased by his sister, Jacqueline Dyal Tschacher.
He was a faithful and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, deeply committed to all that he loved. He was a true patriot, honorably serving his country in the Vietnam War, then proudly protecting this country thru the care of his own land, as a farmer and provider. He enjoyed hunting with family and friends and especially enjoyed the Bible studies with faithful friends at Empire Hunting Club.
He was employed by Florida Gas Transmission/Enron Corporation as a heavy equipment operator for 32 years. He was part of a special group of dedicated visionary men to form the “Special Projects Team” who have remained forever friends and a brotherhood. The last days of his life is 2 Timothy 4:17, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
A funeral service to honor Mr. Dyal will be held on Tuesday, October 13th at 12:00pm at Northside Baptist Church, Starke, FL. Family will receive friends for a visitation beginning at 11:00am. Interment will be at Dedan Cemetery, Brooker, FL.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Northside Baptist Church.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler, FL. 386-496-2008 www.archerfuneralhome.com