Loyd Allen Norwood, age 92, of Niota passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, TN.
He was a native of McMinn County and the son of the late Nathaniel "Nep" and Audie Boyd Norwood. He was preceded in death by four sisters and
brothers-in-law: Essie and Sherman Raper, Effie and Johnny Bean, Nina Ruth and John W. "Jay" Presswood, and Barbara and Gerald Grant; six brothers and
sisters-in-law: Hoyt and Margaret Norwood, Ernest and Helen Norwood, Roy Norwood, Clifford "Coot" and Lily Norwood, D.M. "Deke" and Janet Norwood, and Wesley Norwood.
He was a farm mechanic for over 50 years with a passion for John Deere equipment.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Mary Sue Ray Norwood, daughter Susan Norwood, brother J.W. "Jake" Norwood, sister-in-law Willie Norwood, special niece Carla Sue Shifflett, and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday, June 10, 2019, in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow in McMinn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 PM Monday prior to the service. Pallbearers are Richard Layman, Melin Shifflett, Buddy Burkett, and Aaron McDowell. Honorary pallbearers are David Norwood and T.R. Casteel.
Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.Laycock-Hobbs.com/notices/Loyd-Norwood
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.