Joseph William “Puddy” Loyd

October 31, 1956 – January 13, 2014

Joseph William “Puddy” Loyd, 57, of Orrick, Mo., passed away Monday morning, January 13, 2014 in eastern Jackson County, Mo., as a result of a motorcycle crash. Joe was born on October 31, 1956 in Kansas City, Mo., to William Eldred Loyd and Betty Joann (Huffman) Loyd. He had lived most of his life in the Orrick and Kearney areas. He had attended schools in Orrick and graduated from Orrick High School in 1975.

After high school, Joe attended Lincoln Technical School in Des Moines, Iowa, where he received a degree in automotive and diesel mechanics. He had worked for several years as an assembler for Ford Motor Company in Claycomo, before he was medically retired in 1992. He was a member of the Orrick United Methodist Church, UAW Local # 249, and was a lifetime member of Freedom of Road Riders Local #29. Joe had a passion for motorcycles and biking, fishing and collecting Indian artifacts. He was proud of his Indian heritage. Joe was known for his warm and friendly personality. He never met a stranger and was always eager to talk and visit with people. Joe was a big teddy bear with a huge heart.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eldred and Betty Loyd and his brother-in-law, Bob Garnett.

Survivors include his sister and best friend, Vinetta Ann Garnett of Gladstone, Mo., and his “special daughter”, Ginger Sparks of Johnson County, Kans.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick from noon to 2 p.m., with memorial services immediately following at 2 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the Freedom of Road Riders Safety Fund in care of the funeral home.


Thoughts and prayers for your loss. Joe was such a nice guy and classmate. God gained a true angel today.
Sherry McKown-Lutjen

Sorry to hear of Joe passing. You are in my prayers.
Bob, Doris Claypole

Riding Into Paradise … leaving the rest of us behind. What a great “Cuz” who will never be forgotten.
David Blyth

Be with peace Cousin. We love you. Listen to the music.
Vern Windsor

Puddy is/was my dearest friends! He is and will be forever missed!! I am sorry for the loss to his sister and his daughter. I’m here for you both if need be!!!
Suzie Beach

To my brother and my friend … you will be missed everyday … Watch over us … and save a dance for me … I love you.
Donna Hamilton

Going too miss you Joe! Good friend and neighbor!
Jimmie Richardson

Joe, words can’t express how much I am going to miss you. Your spirit and wisdom. And laugh and yes you are a teddy bear. But a Indian lone wolf. I will always love you. Tell everyone hi in the blue sky.
Nancy Martin

Never knew him as “Puddy” but the memories and good times of the “Crazy Cowboy” a very close and dear friend will live forever in my heart. God Bless.
Tim Hall

It was a beautiful night for a ride. We treasure your friendship and unwavering support always, brother. Your strength, character, and dedication are legendary, and we know you’re in fine company. We are better people because our paths crossed in this life. You earned those wings, man. PS. You guys might want to give your little sister just a wee respite before knocking anything else off a wall … and then again, you might not. We love you, will find peace, and see you again.
Shaky, Airhead, and Thunderfoot
Graves and Utter

Puddy was a very dear friend to Us, we will miss you so very much. We wish we could be there for your sister but it wasn’t possible you will always be in our thoughts and hearts, We know you will be looking down and watching over your sister. Be at peace
Johnnie & Saula Sproat

There are no words that seems to explain my love for him. No words that will ever touch on what he meant to me and what he brought into my life! Miss ya and yes we will see each other again.
Kevin Smith

I have always held you very dear to my heart as a brother and a friend. Good times and Bad we always knew we would be there for a Big Ol Hug. I love you Brother and will always hold you in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with family and friends.
Ride with the Angels. Always and Forever.
Love Babygirl

Death can never take a good man away, for in the hearts of the people he inspired, the legacy remains and continuous throughout generations.
Your Brother will forever be missed. May his soul rest in peace. Sincere sympathies from Ken and Ursula DeMoss.

First I want to express my deepest sympathy to Puddy’s family and all his many friends. I had to work today so I am sorry that I couldn’t be there to show my respect but know that I am with you in heart. JoeJoe – I will always cherish all of our little talks we had over the years trying to solve all that is wrong with the world. I will always remember the good times that we all had out at Dane’s and on the rides. I thank you for all of your help and advice when I bought my bike. You are a GOOD man and you will be missed!!! PS: Say “Hello” to our little buddy Lyndel! Until we all meet again!
Mama Mary

I have been fortunate enough to have known “PUDDY” for many years. And in all those years Never did I see this Man with nothing but a Big smile on his face. He was a kind of man that if you were in a Bad Mood , and “PUDDY” rode up some how what ever was bothering You, just seemed to vanish..!! I consider Myself Blessed to have known Him, and call Him MY FRIEND….!! YOU WILL be missed MY BROTHER may YOU REST IN PEACE…Your Friend “HIPPY”..!!
Bob “HIPPY” Anderson

Sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Joe’s family and friends.
Larry Renz