ALICE, TEXAS—Masonic graveside services for Loyd J. Self, Jr., were held at the Alice Cemetery in Alice, Texas followed by a visitation luncheon at the First Baptist Church.
Loyd moved to a new heavenly address on Aug. 20, 2017 after a short but determined battle with cancer. Loyd was born on March 4, 1938 in Mathis, Texas to Loyd Self, Sr. and Frances Dobie. He grew up in the South Texas brush country around Beeville and Premont.
Loyd served his country with the United States Army, stationed first in Germany then Fort Meade, Maryland, where he met his beautiful wife, Joan, in a quiet, little out of the way place.
In 1964, Loyd and Joan moved to Texas where he began working for EXXON, rising to District Supervisor. He retired after thirty years of service.
An avid outdoorsman and golfer, Loyd and Joan surrounded themselves with friends and family wherever they were. Their homes were always filled with love, laughter and children. Their original home in Alice, their lake house on Lake Corpus Christi, their summer getaway in Ruidoso, New Mexico or their home in DeCordova Bend in Granbury, Texas.
Loyd is preceded in death by his parents, his two brothers, Darwyn Buchanan and Jim Self, and his and Joan's beloved son, Joel.
He is survived by his cherished wife of 59 years, Joan, their beloved daughter Darlene Stephenson and son-in-law Kent Stephenson, precious grandchildren: Brandl (Janan) Stephenson, Candace Scholz, Brittany (Josh) Hulsey. Seven beautiful great-grandchildren whom he adored: Abby Stephenson, Parker Stephenson, Corbin Hulsey, Addison Scholz, Brady Stephenson, Waker Scholz and Jericho Hulsey. His sister, Rita (Scott) Webb, three sister-in-laws Asahel Buchanan, Frances Self and Carolyn Austin and many loving nieces and nephews.
Joan and her family thank the many doctors, nurses and therapists at Lake Granbury Medical Center, KIndred Rehab Hospital, Baylor Scott & White All Saints and especially the Vitas Hospice Unit.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Shriners Hospital (2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607) or a charity of your choice.