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Lloyd Malone Swor

October 25, 1934 — July 11, 2023

Lloyd Malone Swor

 

Lloyd Malone Swor, passed away on July 11, 2023, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, Louisiana attended by sons and wife.   Lloyd is survived by wife, Nancy Swor; his sons, Marshall Swor of Tampa, Florida and Loren Swor of Duncan, Oklahoma; three grandchildren by Loren; his three stepdaughters, Michele King, Margie Hendricks, and Sarah Alexander; and twelve grandchildren by his step-daughters.

Lloyd was born October 25, 1934, in the town of Pollock, Louisiana.   He graduated from Northwestern State University in Nachitoches, Lousiana in 1958.   In 1961, Lloyd married Fran Elizabeth Novak, and together they raised two sons, Marshall and Loren Swor.  Over two decades, Lloyd established himself as an entrepreneur and small business owner in Wichita, Kansas.   In 1999, Fran passed away.   In 2002, Lloyd married Nancy Ellen James Thompson, who, like him, was had recently experienced the loss of her spouse. Through this union, Lloyd's family expanded to include three adult step-daughters and twelve grandchildren.   Lloyd embraced them as his own family as did they him.

Born in 1934 during the Great Depression, Lloyd grew during the Great Depression and World War II on a hard scrabble farm without electricity and running water for most of his life.  His family attended church at Friendship Baptist Church in Pollock.   Lloyd came to a personal faith in Jesus Christ young in life.   The combination of his Christian faith and the rigors and hardship of daily life on a farm during those year laid the foundation for the life he would lead and the indelible impact he would leave on those who had the privilege of knowing him.

Lloyd emerged from his life in Pollock and his time at Northwestern with a special blend of Christian faith, hardiness, determination, improvisation, and temperament – characteristics that would inform the rest of his life.  

With a boundless curiosity and an innate ability to adapt and learn, Lloyd became a self-taught master in various fields, particularly manufacture of towing and recovery equipment.

His love for big equipment and trucks was legendary, and he possessed a remarkable skill for navigating and extricating his machinery from the most challenging situations. Lloyd's ability to conquer obstacles with his equipment often amazed those around him, showcasing his unparalleled resourcefulness.

Lloyd's work ethic and personal resilience knew no bounds, as he continued to work well into his 70s. His ability to persevere in difficult conditions, even in his later years, exemplified his remarkable toughness throughout his life.   Yet, this toughness was always informed by his Christianity and balanced by a kind heart and a compassionate spirit.    More than anything else, this combination endeared him to all who knew him.

His penchant for storytelling was rivaled only by his exceptional memory, which earned him a well-deserved reputation for recalling details and events with remarkable accuracy.   And Lloyd's sense of humor and penchant for practical jokes were renowned among his friends and loved ones, bringing laughter and joy to countless lives.

Lloyd possessed a gift for talk, employing his natural charm and conversational skills to “ease” his way through most any situation.   He never ceased to amaze with his unexpected accomplishments.

Lloyd’s positive, can-do attitude cheered and encouraged everyone around him.   From such humble beginnings, he pushed forward in life, never long discouraged by any setback.  

Long before the term "mentoring" gained popularity, Lloyd had been quietly guiding and inspiring young men, imparting his unique blend of pragmatic audacity and smooth negotiation skills. Many of those influenced by Lloyd's mentorship went on to achieve remarkable success as entrepreneurs, a fact that filled him with immense pride.

Lloyd’s Christian faith, his accomplishments, and his personality combined to create a home life for sons, his step-children, and his grandchildren which fostered his most enduring legacy, a heritage of Christianity, character, kindness, and accomplishment in his family.


1 Thessalonians 4:13-14: "But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep." 

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Thursday July 13th at Victory Baptist Church, 740 Finks Hideaway Rd, Monroe, LA 71203.   Following the funeral there will be a wake at Victory Baptist Church.

A graveside service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, July 15 at Waco Cemetery, 500 W. 95th Street S WacoKansas 67060.   Following the graveside service, there will be a wake at First Baptist Church, 125 S Delos St, Haysville, KS 67060.  

Memorial donations may be made to Victory Baptist Church in Monroe, LA or to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.    

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Thursday, July 13, 2023

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Saturday, July 15, 2023

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