Wayne Barnes Lloyd
Wayne Barnes Lloyd
  • June 30, 1928 - July 13, 2017
  • Catonsville, Maryland

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On July 13, 2017; WAYNE BARNES LLOYD passed away. He is the beloved husband of Margie J. Lloyd for 69 years; loving father of Nancy Lloyd Miller and husband Nicholas, and Barry W. Lloyd; cherished grandfather of Douglas L. and Diana V. Miller.

Wayne was the only child of Roma (R.G.) Lloyd, a farmer and warehouseman, and Clara Barnes Lloyd, a schoolteacher. He grew up in Pensacola, Florida and in several rural communities north of Pensacola. Inspired by his mother, he was a brilliant and studious student and graduated from Pensacola High School. His high school years were greatly affected by a serious accident in which his right leg was injured when a truck hit his bicycle. This life experience made him even more serious and cautious than he otherwise might have been.

He met Margie Johnson in the MYF youth group at St. Mark Methodist Church and they married in 1948 following his freshman year at the University of Florida in Gainesville. The young couple lived in student housing ("Gator Huts") until his graduation in 1951. Wayne was at the top of his graduating class and sought after by many firms; he chose Westinghouse, where he spent his entire career as a mechanical engineer, mostly at the defense (Air Arm) division in Baltimore. He retired as an Advisory Engineer in 1991.

In addition to his many professional accomplishments, which included a National Science Foundation fellowship used to fund his Master's degree back at UF in 1962-63, numerous patent disclosures, and award-winning technical papers, he was a mentor to many young engineers. He worked on servo valves, radar, and an underwater manipulator, among other projects.

Meanwhile he and his wife Margie, who were married 69 years, raised a family in Catonsville. His children Nan and Barry loved him dearly as the steady, solid, and always "there for us" presence in our lives. He was also a role model for lifelong learning. Even in his last month, he was learning some German to keep in touch with his granddaughter Diana now living in Germany. He and his grandson Doug share a strong love of everything to do with airplanes.

Wayne succumbed to congestive heart failure, which means that his heart simply became too weak to continue. He died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, July 16 from 2-4 & 6-8PM at STERLING-ASHTON-SCHWAB-WITZKE FUNERAL HOME OF CATONSVILLE, INC., 1630 Edmondson Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228. A Funeral Service will be held 11AM, Monday, July 17 at Arbutus United Methodist Church, 1201 Maple Avenue, Arbutus, MD 21227. Interment in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens. For those desiring, memorial donations may be made in his memory to Arbutus United Methodist Church.