Galen C. Lloyd, 53, passed away on Saturday afternoon, May 13, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital after a sudden illness. Born on June 14, 1963, at Great Bend, he was the son of George J. and Betty J. (Byerly) Lloyd. In 1981, he graduated from Great Bend High School. On June 17, 1989, he was united in marriage to Paula Middleton at Great Bend. The couple later divorced. Galen was united in marriage to Becky M. Kramer on Jan. 16, 2014, at Great Bend. He worked as a roustabout and a pumper in the oil patch, having worked for Hallwood Petroleum, White Eagle, and American Warrior, and Robinowitz Oilfield Service (which is now Dexxon). Galen loved to hang out with his high school friends, and showed love to his friends and family by showering them with gifts. He had a special talent for “MacGyvering stuff,” a trait he learned early in life.
Survivors include his wife, Becky M. Lloyd of Great Bend; two sons, Luke B. Lloyd and Kendall J. Lloyd, both of Great Bend; one daughter, Alex M. Lloyd of Great Bend; six grandchildren, Anna, Graydon, LaShauna, Memphis, Aleha, and Taylynn Lloyd; his mother, Betty J. Burton of Great Bend; one brother, Richard Lloyd of Great Bend; three sisters, Cathy Apeland and her husband, Arne, of Denton, Texas, Penny Murray and her husband, Kerry, of Great Bend, and Pamela Hibbs and her husband, Johnny, of Burkburnett, Texas; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, George J. Lloyd; his stepfather, Irvin E. Burton; and one sister, Lawanda Ritchie.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 18 at Charter Funerals in Great Bend with the Rev. Don Paden officiating. Inurnment will be held at Golden Belt Memorial Park in rural Barton County at a later date. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Charter Funerals in Great Bend. Memorials may be given in care of the family for later designation. Online condolences may be left for the family and a complete obituary notice may be viewed at http://www.charterfunerals.com/obituary/chgb.
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Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 16, 2017