Lloyd Franklin White (92) of Toledo
Published on September 3 2013 11:24 am
Lloyd Franklin White, 92, of Toledo, Illinois, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday August 31st 2013.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday September 5th 2013 at the Barkley Funeral Chapel in Toledo. Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral chapel. Burial with Military rites will be in the Drummond Cemetery rural Neoga, IL.
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He was born June 17, 1921, the son of Frank and Anna (Lacy) White. He married Lucille Carter on February 14, 1942. She died on January 17, 2011.Lloyd worked for General Electric for 30 years. He worked in the Mattoon Plant and retired while working for General Electric in Plymouth, FL. He was a machinist by trade and invented the lacquer ovens used by GE when they manufactured flash cubes for cameras.Lloyd was known for his wood-working decorations that you would see in the yard at their home at 200 S. Meridian St. in Toledo, IL. You would also see him and Lucille walk around the square at evening time. When Newt Gentry had his gossip bench, you could find Lloyd and his buddies sitting there talking up a storm. Those were the good old days.
Lloyd is survived by four children; Lloyd E. White, Toledo, IL, Brenda White Orlando, FL, Sandy Winnett (husband Ray) of Brazil, IN and Mary Ann Hatchfield of Columbia SC. Lloyd has eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 Brothers; 2 Sisters and one grandchild.
Lloyd was a member of the Toledo Christian Church, the Greenup VFW post #4598. He was a Veteran of World War II as a cryptologist 1942-1945 he was stationed in Antarctica. As a result of his Morse code knowledge he continued to be a Ham operator after his discharge from the Army. His call letters were WA9FBI. He taught code to many students, When the computer age arrived, he adapted to the change, and continued being involved with local ham radio club.