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Loyd Dean Messer

Loyd Dean Messer

Loyd Dean Messer passed away Thursday morning, Aug. 19, 2021.

Graveside services took place at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, at Rowe Cemetery at Hedley, Texas with Scott Curry and Scotty Smith officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to Robertson Funeral Home of Memphis.

Born June 19, 1944, in Memphis, Loyd was raised in Hedley by his parents, L.D and Dorothy Messer, along with his older brother, Roger, and younger sister, Delores.

Loyd enjoyed growing and harvesting peaches around Hedley in his early years, farming with his father. He later moved his young family to Morse, where he owned and operated a fertilizer business.

He then moved to Gruver. Employed by Dean Cluck, Loyd took care of much of the farming operations for Dean Cluck Feedyard for many years. Following his time in Hansford County, Loyd moved to Mountain View, Okla., where he owned and operated a service station.

Later, Loyd returned to Gruver for a short time before moving to Center Point, where he assisted Monte Cluck again, this time with odd jobs. Lloyd owned his own pecan tree operation in the Hill Country. It was here that he finally retired and moved back to Wellington, close to his old stomping grounds, just a short time ago.

A jack of all trades, Loyd would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need.

Loyd is preceded in death by his parents, L.D. and Dorothy Messer; his wife, Connie Messer and his beloved son, Michael Messer, whom he missed dearly for 30 years.

He is survived by his brother, Roger and wife Elloise of Memphis; sister, Delores Crump of Clarendon; son, Darrell Messer and wife Lori of Gruver; daughter, Deana Crump of Clarendon; son, Loyd Ray Messer of Bellingham, Wash.; daughters, Ashley Messer of Houston and Lindsay Messer of Anadarko, Okla.; his grandchildren, Matt and wife Shanae Messer of Gruver, Miles and Abbi Messer of Gruver, Mike and Julie Crump of Canyon, Chris Crump of Matador and Ethan Puerta of Anadarko, Okla.; his great grandchildren, Knox Messer, Jack Messer, Hayes Messer, Fletcher Messer, Gray Messer, Scout Messer, Kyndall Crump, Waverley Crump, Keighen Crump and Carter Crump; many nieces and nephews and many, many friends.

Baptized at age 10, Loyd trusted Christ and became a member of Hedley Baptist Church. He was welcomed home and greeted by his son, Michael, and by all his many loved ones and friends.

Loyd will be greatly missed but can now breathe easy.

The family request memorials be sent to Rowe Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 213, Hedley, TX 79237.

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