Lloyd Wayne Mengel • March 2, 2023
Lloyd Wayne Mengel was born April 11, 1935, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Perry and LaMoine Mengel. Lloyd was the eldest son and third oldest child in a family of six children. He had four sisters and one brother.
Lloyd grew up in Kansas City and after high school became a journeyman sheet metal mechanic by trade. Known for being a perfectionist, Lloyd worked on everything from high-rise air conditioning systems to grain silos to funny cars.
Lloyd met Mary, and they married in April 1955. They had two daughters, Julie and Sheri. He worked hard to make sure they were loved and taken care of. He loved the Lord and believed in raising his family in church.
Besides his family, Lloyd had several other passions. He was involved in competitive rifle shooting and even tried out for the Olympics! He has more trophies than room on his wall to display them! He loved cycling. He was a former president of the Pensacola Freewheelers Bicycling Club. During this time, he and his friend Dr. Rapier bicycled to the Live Oak Bike Festival. They were the oldest participants to cycle the furthest to the event. Lloyd also loved photography. If there was an opportunity to record a memory with a photo, he was on it!
Lloyd strongly believed in living by example. He believed a man is only as good as his word. He had a strong code of ethics, including be honest, give respect, work hard, play hard, and honor God and country.
Lloyd leaves behind Mary and their two daughters Julie and her husband Shawn, and Sheri and her husband Charles, along with 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Lloyd was truly a blessing to all who knew him and will be greatly missed.
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Lloyd and I became friends in 2009 after meeting at our favorite credit union. He was funny, faithful, and a loyal person. He was an amazing athlete and loved Pensacola, his second home.
He is sorely missed and will always be remembered. My family sends heart-felt sympathy and prayers to his family.
Jamie and Josh Lavoie