Funeral services for Lloyd Candy, Sr., 76, of Jenks, were held Friday, March 2, 2018 at Johnson Funeral Chapel in Sperry, OK. Reverend Lucian Farrar, Jr. officiated and burial was in Greenleaf Cemetery in Tahlequah, OK. Casket bearers were Kevin Salazar, Mitchell Salazar, Brandon Herrin and Randy Candy.
Lloyd was born March 25, 1941 in Muskogee, OK to Lewis Jack and Susie Ann Candy. He passed away February 25, 2018 in Tulsa, OK.
Lloyd attended Tahlequah High School and went on to become a general contractor specializing in brick masonry and concrete finishing. He retired from APEX in 2003 and enjoyed traveling. Lloyd Candy was a simple man. From the way he liked his cookin’ with just a little salt and pepper, to the house he lived in and the cars he drove. He also had simple values – keep your word, do what you say you’re gonna do, get up each day, go to work and work hard for what you need and want – these were things that were important to him and are the values he taught his family. He came from simple roots and a hard way of life out on the farm with his Mother and Granny bearing a heavy load caring for him and his siblings. It taught him the values he cherished and exemplified. One of his experiences working hard include the time he and his twin brother Floyd hitch-hiked all the way to Nebraska to harvest broomcorn. What an adventure that was! He and Floyd shared many adventures together, big and small, whether it was on the baseball field as youngsters or causing a little trouble. He told about a time when him and Floyd were about 12 years old. They went into town to see “The Thing” at the movies. Lloyd said it was the scariest movie he’d ever seen. After it was over, they had to walk home on those old country roads and everything spooked them because it was pitch black. As they were walking, they heard a noise and they couldn’t get out of there fast enough. Each didn’t worry about the other because it was every man for himself! Brotherly love for sure. Lloyd’s hard work and simple ways allowed him the luxury of being able to travel in his later years. He enjoyed the wonders of God’s creation - the beautiful mountains of Alaska, the awe-inspiring waters of Niagara Falls, and the amazing wildlife and geysers of Yellowstone. Lloyd loved country music and favorite hobby was playing the guitar and singing classic Country music with a touch of Bluegrass. Music was a big part of Lloyd’s life -- an integral part in fact. He grew up with his whole family playing music and singing. To say he enjoyed strumming on his guitar and singing would be an understatement. Lloyd relished the joy of entertaining others with his beautiful music. Even when it was a struggle for him to play because of his poor health, he still tried to do so at the urging of his family. Indeed, his love and his music will live on in our hearts. He loved American baseball, and college football. Lloyd was an avid OU fan to the end. Boomer Sooner!
He is survived by his daughters, Lynn Candy and Linda Candy Wilson; son, Lloyd Candy and wife Stephanie; grandchildren, Dan Wilson, Tim Wilson, Taylor Parrish, Landon Candy, Brooklyn Wilson, and Mackenzie Candy; sister, Rachel Candy; nieces, Jane Compton and Tiffany (Salazar) Woodrell; nephews, Randy Candy, Clint Candy, Jackie Candy, Matt Candy, Mark Candy, Jesse Candy, Steven Candy, Kevin Salazar and his wife, Sheila, Mitchell Salazar, and Brandon Herrin; step-grandchildren, Madalyn Romero and Audra Romero; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Melanie Louise Candy; brothers, Deertrack Candy, George Candy, Lewis Dean Candy, John William “Bill” Candy, James Edward “Edger” Candy, and Floyd Candy; sister, Wanda Lee Candy; and parents, Lewis Jack and Susie Candy.