Services honoring and remembering the life of Lloyd Edward Shrum will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Cedar Point Church in Claremore. Burial will follow in Owalla Cemetery under the direction of DeLozier Funeral Service, Chelsea. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2-7 p.m. with family receiving visitors from 5-7.
Lloyd passed away on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. He was 70.
Born in Claremore, Okla. on July 28, 1946, Lloyd was one of seven children gifted to Clifford E. and Beatrice (Espy) Shrum. He was raised and educated in Rogers County, graduating with the Alluwe High School Class of 1965. Lloyd continued his education by receiving his Associate Degree in Education from Oklahoma Military Academy, which is now Rogers State University. As a result of his strong work ethic and his eye for perfection, he started Lloyd's Electric. This career and business lasted his whole life.
There was nothing more important to Lloyd than his family. He was the proud father of three children Tony, Chris, and Julie. According to them, their Dad made sure they were always provided for and taken care of. This was something that Lloyd did for many of his extended family as well. In later life as his family grew and grandchildren came along it could be said that "PaPa" became one of his favorite words.
Referred to by his family as a cross between Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, and a Fox News Analyst, it was apparent Lloyd had a sense of humor and a dry wit. His family said he loved to tell them he was going out for a steak; much to their surprise it was his way of letting them know he was going to wage war against the Indians at the casino.
Lloyd had a variety of interest and unique hobbies throughout his life. He not only raised pigeons but also raced them. Lloyd enjoyed bird hunting along with his two favorite dogs, Mike and Maggie. Sunday afternoons were filled with tinkering on his two corvettes with his lifelong friend, Chris Geiger. Lloyd also had a farming/ranching side to himself, which was brought out in the raising and breeding of his cattle.
Lloyd's legacy will live on in the lives of his family and friends. He is survived by his children, Tony Shrum and wife LaDonna, Chris Headrick and husband Jeff, Julie Shoemaker and husband Brent, grandchildren, Justin, Leslie, Tyler, Spencer, Ciera, Dylan, Jessi "Red", Brentlee, Monica, Kodey, great grandson, Wyatt, and another on the way, and sister Marie Webb and husband Paul. A very special friend of 23 years, Chris Sutherland and her son, Bo Sutherland. He was proceeded in death by his parents, brothers, Jim, Don, and Glen and his sisters, Ester and Julia.
Please view and sign Lloyd's online tribute at www.delozierfuneralservice.com.
Published on February 20, 2017