Loyd Dewayne Dry, 76, of Strang, Oklahoma, passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was born on March 6, 1942 in Claremore, Oklahoma; the son of Barker and Hazel (Ward) Dry. Loyd faithfully served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1960 until 1964. He worked as a carpenter most of his life. He enjoyed building houses, remodeling, and was a wonderful trim carpenter. Loyd also looked forward to spending time outdoors, especially fishing and spending time on the boat. He and his grandsons loved to go trot line fishing. He also enjoyed coon hunting, and when he was no longer able to go, he would love to still sit and enjoy the sound of the coon dogs. When he wasn’t spending time outdoors, he was watching Thunder Basketball play on television and visiting with his two best friends, Melvin Pritchett and Darrell Blalock. Loyd was a loving, kind, and sometimes ornery man who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2019 in the Shipman’s Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Lorne Beck officiating. To leave his family a message, please visit his Tribute Wall at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.
Loyd is survived by his wife, Judy McFadden Dry of the home; sons, David Dry of Georgia; daughters, Jaime Robinson of Georgia and Julia Rambo of Florida; step son, Curtis McFadden and wife Michelle of Langley, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Chase Mellowbug, Jerrod Mellowbug, Kelsey Mellowbug, Jacqui Looney, Cody Estes, David McFadden, Jaren McFadden, and Haley McFadden; 5 great grandchildren; brother, Ronald Dry and wife Louise of Salina, Oklahoma ; sisters, Glendia Moore of Disney, Oklahoma, Jan Nichols and husband Terry of Rose, Oklahoma, Judy Pritchett and husband Melvin of Salina, Oklahoma, Regiena Henderson and husband Stu of Jay, Oklahoma; mother in law, Jo Etta Aker of Salina, Oklahoma; sister in law, Lynn and Terrie Phelan of Salina, Oklahoma; many nieces and nephews; and many more extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Barker and Hazel Dry, and two brothers, Larry and Garrell Dry.