Arnold J. Loyd
Arnold J. Loyd
  • October 11, 1938 - June 30, 2017
  • Glen, Mississippi

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Funeral services for Arnold J. Loyd were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at McPeters Funeral Home with burial in Henry Cemetery.

Mr.. Loyd died on June 30, 2017 at his residence. He was born on October 11, 1938 in Alcorn County to the late Lester and Earleen Richardson Loyd. After graduating Corinth High School he received a scholarship to Tulane University in New Orleans where he received his bachelor's degree in engineering. From there he studied at Chryslers Institute of Engineering to obtain his masters degree. He joined NASA's space program in the 1960's and was assigned to mission control at the most exciting time in history. He retired with NASA after 47 years as an Aerospace Engineer at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ruth Parvin (Guy) and a very dear friend, Pauline Paul.

Mr. Loyd is survived by his niece, Sherry Parvin Stewart and husband Stacy of Glen; great-niece, Stephanie Saine and husband Terry of Glen; great-nephew, Steven Stewart of Cleveland, MS; great-great nephews, Zachary and Brayden Saine of Glen; and assistants Diana Rogers of Burnsville and Maureen Elliott of Corinth.

In lieu of flowers the family request that you make donations in honor of Arnold J. Loyd to the Reach Riding Center, 249 Eastport St., Burnsville, MS 38833 or the Alzheimer Foundation at

Rev. Nelson Hight and Father Mario will officiated the services.

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