Mr. Lloyd F. Yoho, 83 of Abingdon, passed away at 10:38 a.m. Monday, January 22, 2018 at his home.
He was born June 18, 1934 in Huntington Park, California, the son of Ervin J. “Ed” and Grace Johnstone Yoho. He married Joanne Hensley on July 22, 1955 at the Abingdon United Methodist Church.
Lloyd is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Joanne; two sons, Mitchell Yoho and Matthew (Terri) Yoho; five grandchildren, Amanda Yoho, Ryan Yoho, Rylie Yoho, Ryder Yoho and Ashley Mink; four great grandchildren, Tyrail, Alivia, Adalyn and Jace; and one sister-in-law, Shirley Watson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He graduated from Abingdon High School in 1952. He later attended Western Illinois University for 2 years. He served two years in the Army as a supply clerk and was stationed at Colorado Springs and Fort Polk Louisiana. He received the Good Conduct Medal and was a member of the Fort Polk Firing Squad as an expert rifleman. He also served 4 years in the Army Reserves. He worked at Butler Manufacturing in Galesburg for 10 years, served as the Cedar Township Road Commissioner for 8 years and was the owner of Abingdon Salvage Company for 42 years, retiring on October 31, 2012. He was a member of the former Congregational Church in Abingdon. He served as Republican Committeeman, was a member of the Abingdon Boat Club, was member of Alpha Masonic Lodge #155 and 32nd Degree Master Mason of the Scottish Rite of Peoria, was a volunteer EMT with the former Abingdon Ambulance, and a member of the Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post #381. He was an avid Dale Earnhardt fan and he enjoyed Flat Track motorcycle racing and traveling with his son Matt in his racing years. He was a founding member of the Abingdon Road Knights car club.
Funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Rev. Annette Faull will officiate. Entombment will be in the family mausoleum at the Abingdon Cemetery where Military Rites will be accorded. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Abingdon Food Pantry or to Feed My Lambs. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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