Thomas R. Lloyd Jr., of Rio Rancho, NM, 56 passed away suddenly on June 27th, 2023.
Tom was born on March 16, 1967, in White Haven, PA. Growing up, Tom was always the class clown, making people laugh and filling their life with joy. After Tom graduated from high school, he quickly joined the U.S. Air Force in 1985 where Tom served 26 years, 21 years in the medical field, and 5 years as a first sergeant. Tom retired at the rank of MSgt.
In 1987, Tom met his wife Corky of 36 years at Hanscom AFB. Tom and Corky went on to have 2 children, Sarah, and Tyler. Through their children, Tom grandfathered 5 grandchildren, Emmalee, Evalyn, Marybelle, Ryan Jamison, and Josias.
During his long and successful military career, Tom was stationed at Hanscom AFB, Kadena AFB, Ramstein AFB, Bitburg AFB, and Lakenheath AFB. During his time of service, Tom also deployed several times to various combat zones.
Tom was a good man who always tried to see the best in people and would help anyone he possibly could. He was hard-working, funny, and dedicated and loved spending time with his family, horses and going on motorcycle rides. One of Tom’s passions was that he loved to travel to all the fun tourist places in the US.
Tom was cremated at Daniels Funeral Home and his remains will be staying with his family.
On July 16th the local Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association will be giving him a last ride to honor him. The ride will start at the VFW 5890 in Rio Rancho at 10 AM and will end at the VFW 401 in ABQ where we will have one last fun family get-together in his memory. The event will be from 10 AM to 1 PM if you would like to attend.