Earl J. Lloyd, 84, of Sears, MI passed away Wednesday July 11, 2012 at his home in Orient Twp. He was born November 20, 1927 to Walter and Eva (Huddle) Lloyd. He attended the Tule Country School and graduated in 1948 from Evart Public School. Earl married Irene McKinstry September 4, 1948 in Barryton.

Mr. Lloyd was a life long Sears area resident and worked for Michigan Gas Storage of Marion for 40 years along with being a full time farmer. He was a lifetime Christian and was a founding member of the Sears Church of God.

Earl is survived by his wife of 63 years, Irene of Sears, 2 daughters, Sandra Gardner of Sears, and Sharon (Tom) Lyon of Sears, son Dennis (Nanette Walters) Lloyd of Sears, five granddaughters, Michelle (Joseph) Walker, Melanie Aldrich, Colette (Max) Gomez, Sydnie Lloyd, And Nicole Wernette, three grandsons, Adam Lyon, Evan Lloyd, and Seth Lloyd, four great granddaughters, Elizabeth Walker, Abigail Walker, Jaiden Aldrich, and Morgan Gomez, two great grandsons, Keagan and Ayden Aldrich, and one brother Dale (Donna Lou) Lloyd of Sears. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Rex, twin brother Merle, and one sister, Rev. Ione Lloyd.

Funeral service for Mr. Lloyd were Saturday July 14 at the Sears Church of God with Pastor Dick Latham officiating. Memorial contributions in memory of Earl J. Lloyd may be directed to the Sears Church of God or Hospice of Michigan