Lloyd Beckett Wilson, 79, of Amarillo, TX passed away on February 18, 2023.
Private services will be held.
Lloyd was born in Pennsauken, New Jersey on May 23, 1943, to Ella Beckett, and Hugh Woodburn Wilson Jr. Lloyd served in the Navy from 1961-1968. He served on the USS Intrepid and then transferred to reserves as a Commanding Officer in Bainbridge MD. He received the National Defense Medal and Vietnam Medal. His flag will be flown on the Intrepid in New York in memory of his service. Lloyd resided at Ussery-Roan Veterans Home for the past 7 years where his fellow veterans and staff members became like family. He was never seen without a cup of coffee in hand. Lloyd greeted everyone with a warm welcome and a smile.
He was preceded in death by his father Hugh Woodburn Wilson Jr., His mother Ella Beckett Wilson, and brother Hugh Woodburn Wilson III.
Survivors include his daughter Lisa Bowling and granddaughter Sailor Bowling of Atco, NJ; his son Matthew Wilson who is in active service with the US Navy and his wife, Brooke; Grandson Aston of Virgina; Nieces Lori Sauceda of Amarillo, TX; Sheri Boatwright of Flint, TX; Traci Kay of Dallas, TX; Nephew Chris Wilson of Clarendon, TX
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4 Replies to “Lloyd Beckett Wilson”
I have known Mr. Wilson for several years and would visit with him often. I loved to hear his stories about his younger years in the military and also as a painter and always looked forward to seeing him.
He loved his family very much and was proud of them. He always told me that he felt blessed and he was looking forward to his 80th birthday. I will miss our visits and feel blessed to have known him
Our family absolutely loved Lloyd! He always joined us when we had family gatherings at Ussery Roan. He loved to play with my grandchildren. When our family was together recently at Ussery, Lloyd began to sing “Jesus Loves Me” as he often did but this time I joined singing with him. So glad my daughter got a video of that moment. We were looking forward to throwing Lloyd a big 80th birthday party as we promised him we would do but now he is celebrating big in heaven! Thank you Lloyd for the memories. Blessings and prayers for your family!
Thank you so much for sharing this! It made me smile.
Lisa “Wilson” Bowling
Lloyd was my Mom’s best buddy at Ussery. They would trade compliments and jabs all the time. My Mom loved to sing the Navy song with him or Air Force sing. My Mom passed away in December. Lloyd will be missed. Carole Lara