Lloyd David Moorman


Lloyd Moorman, of Perkins, Oklahoma, died peacefully on December 23, 2018, surrounded by his immediate family at his home outside of Perkins, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 74 years old. Services have been entrusted to the care of Dighton-Marler Funeral Home of Stillwater.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 27, 2018, from 9AM to 8PM at Dighton-Marler Funeral Home of Stillwater. Family will greet guests from 6PM to 8PM. A private interment for family and close friends will be at 10AM Friday, December 28, 2018, at Elm Grove Cemetery south of Stillwater.

A celebration of Lloyd's life will be held at Dighton-Marler Funeral Home sometime in January. Lloyd specifically requested that any of his friends or family that wished to speak at the celebration of his life be invited to do so, and his wife and daughter invite all of his friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues to celebrate his life with them.

Lloyd David Moorman was born December 31, 1943, northeast of Coyle, Oklahoma, the fourth of seven children born to Alvis Tilden Moorman, a carpenter and farmer, and Audrie Elizabeth (Lamb) Moorman, a homemaker and former teacher. Lloyd grew up in the Coyle area, graduating from Coyle High School in 1962, where he played basketball and baseball. There he met the love of his life, Judith "Judy" Ann Robison. After high school, Lloyd was a student at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College for two years, where he was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and then he attended Oklahoma State University. Lloyd served as a Specialist 5th Class with the 1st Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 95th Training Division of the U.S. Army Reserves from Stillwater. In the mid-1960s he started working for his father as a carpenter.

On June 25, 1965, Lloyd and Judy were married at the Coyle Christian Church, and made their home in Perkins. In 1971, Lloyd and Judy had a daughter, Angela Kay Moorman.

Lloyd spent his adult life running his carpentry business, Lloyd Moorman Construction, through which he assisted in the construction, design, or remodeling of hundreds of homes in Stillwater and throughout north central Oklahoma. Lloyd was an accomplished carpenter and cabinet maker, who took pride in the quality and beauty of what he built. Throughout his career he designed homes, including his own, and specifically worked to assist families with their house plans to help ensure that the final result was a beautiful, functional home that they could always enjoy.

Lloyd was active throughout the Perkins and Stillwater communities. He was a member of the Perkins Chapter of the United States Jaycees and local sports and recreational organizations for several years. He was a strong believer in the value of public education, serving on the school board for Perkins-Tryon schools for 15 years. While on the school board, he took an interest in all facets of the educational experience, and he helped oversee plans for the district that led to the construction of a new elementary school, the new high school gymnasium, and finally the new high school. For many years, it seemed that Lloyd never missed a football game, a basketball game, an FFA banquet, a band concert, or a graduation, even "conveniently" attending both of his daughter's proms.

Lloyd was always active in sports, both as a participant and as a coach. As a young man, he played semi-pro baseball for Oklahoma's 1964 semi-pro champions and went on to play in the National Tournament that year. He later played adult league softball for several years. For a few years, Lloyd shot trap competitively and was an avid quail hunter, along with his dog, Duke. Lloyd was an active volunteer with recreational sports in Perkins for many years. He coached his daughter's softball teams from "coach pitch" until they reached high school, teaching a generation of girls a love and appreciation for the game.

After Lloyd "retired" from adult league softball, he took up what became his sporting passion for the last thirty plus years - golf. Golf came naturally to Lloyd, and at his best he was about a 2 handicap. He truly enjoyed the camaraderie of his golf buddies. Through the years, he played courses throughout Oklahoma, and often travelled to Arkansas with his golf buddies to play tournaments. He almost always travelled with his golf clubs, and while vacationing with Judy had the opportunity to play throughout the western United States.

While Lloyd never retired, he and Judy did find time to travel extensively throughout the western United States and even into Canada. At times they had the opportunity to travel with good friends or their daughter and her family, but mostly they took the truck and drove to see the beautiful sights in the mountain west or shorter trips to Arkansas and Missouri. He also spent the last thirteen years visiting the Austin, Texas area multiple times each year to visit his daughter and son-in-law, Dave McCallum, but mostly to spend time with his granddaughter, Elizabeth Marie McCallum. Lloyd loved Elizabeth dearly, and took great pride in watching her play sports (especially softball) and listening to her play any one of many musical instruments. He was the best grandpa a girl could ask for: teaching Elizabeth to catch a softball, swing a golf club, how to shoot a layup, and even how to drive the golf cart. The joy that they brought each other was always on display. Just last month, Lloyd was able to make one last trip to Georgetown, Texas, for Thanksgiving. He was so happy to play rummy with Elizabeth, to watch her practice basketball, to eat a little bit of the pumpkin pie that she made, and to simply sit and rest while she played music for him. He was so proud of her when he attended one last orchestra concert to hear her featured in a harp duet.

Lloyd loved playing cards with friends and family. For the past several years, Lloyd enjoyed playing Texas Hold 'em every Thursday night with his poker buddies. He also enjoyed playing any number of card games with Elizabeth, Judy, Angela, and Dave. Just this year, after several games of rummy and Uno, he gave Elizabeth her first lessons in Texas Hold 'em.

In 2015, Lloyd and Judy celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary, first by spending their actual anniversary weekend attending Elizabeth's softball tournament, and then by taking a three-week, roughly 4,000-mile driving vacation to re-visit many places they had travelled previously, where they particularly enjoyed visiting Mitchell, South Dakota, various national parks, including Badlands, Glacier, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton, Alberta, Canada, and small towns throughout Colorado and New Mexico.

Lloyd was a quiet, strong, and encouraging presence in his family and community. He brought a quick wit and insight to all conversations. He had a passion for life that was contagious, always sharing stories and experiences and working to ensure that those around him had everything they needed. He was a role model for his daughter and many other people that he interacted with through the years, always teaching them to think for themselves, follow their instincts, and trust their hearts. Lloyd provided a lifetime of memories to his family and friends. His immediate family is heartbroken by his sudden loss, but they know that the stories he shared and all of the memories that they have of him will always be with them. His love will always be with them.

Lloyd is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Judy; his daughter, Angela, her husband Dave, and their daughter, Elizabeth, all of Georgetown, Texas; an older sister, Thelma Louise (Moorman) Higgins, of Stillwater; a younger brother, Marvin Audrey Moorman, also of Stillwater; and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvis and Audrie, and four siblings, Lois Esther (Moorman) Carrier, Garrell Alvis Moorman, Clarence Calvin Moorman, and Steven Rodney Moorman.

Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guest book at www.dightonmarler.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Karman Legacy Hospice in c/o Dighton-Marler Funeral Home, 5106 N. Washington, Stillwater, OK, 74075.
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