Edward J. Cloyd was born September 12th, 1936 in Wann, Oklahoma to Ruby Mae (Basham) and Bert Cloyd. He passed away Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 in Elk City, Oklahoma at the age of 84 years, 3 months and 25 days.
Eddie was a hard worker and loved working with horses and cattle. He worked for Borden’s in Amarillo, Texas for several years before moving back to Sayre to work for Thurman’s Dairy. He married Barbara (Wood) Cloyd on June 27, 1963. Together they moved to Sayre and Eddie drove Puckett’s meat truck before moving to Puckett’s Farm east of Sayre where they raised 5 sons. Edward retired in 2004 after working for Puckett’s for 43 years. He and Barbara moved to Elk City and he built benches and bird houses in his shop. Edward loved his family and his greatest joy was spending time with his sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Donald, Bert, Jr. and John Cloyd; an infant sister; 3 other sisters, Marjorie Dirickson, Audette Kemp and Bettye LeGrand.
Eddie is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara, of the home; 5 sons, Steven, Mike (Tammy), Scott (Stacie), Ed Jr., and Danny (Mandy); 11 grandchildren, Kassidy, Ethan (Mykel), Landon, Matt, Tyler, Jennifer, Alexis, Justin, Jaci, Sarah (Eli) and Lenzie; 3 great grandchildren, Lacey, Ellie and Laythen; 2 brothers, Bob and Dean and a host of other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers and food, the family ask that memorial donations be made to the Fairview Cemetery in Durham, Oklahoma c/o Grace Chappell, 7901 N. 1740 Rd., Durham, OK 73642.
Due to the pandemic, the family will have a private graveside service at Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Chris Whinery and the staff of Affordable Cremation Service-West. Condolences can be made online at www.classicfunerals. com