Lloyd Buell Roth of Muskingum Drive, Marietta, OH, was born in Woodsfield, OH, on August 11, 1916.
He passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 2, 2013 at Heartland of Marietta. Lloyd was the son of Guy and Arlie (Drum) Roth. He attended Ohio University and graduated as a Civil Engineer in 1938. He was in the Army, attaining the rank of Captain during World War 2, spending 4 years working state side in engineering. He was employed by Washington County ODOT his entire working career from 1938 until 1978.
Lloyd has been a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Marietta since 1938. During his years there he filled many positions and attended faithfully until his illness prevented that the last few months. Lloyd was a member of the Marietta Planning Committee for more than 30 years.
He was a Freemason and a member of American Union Lodge #1. He was the only member there to attain a 70 year membership. He completed all degrees and served as Chaplin from 1954-1982 and again from 1984-1997, was District Deputy Grand Master of the 17th Masonic District of Ohio from 1970-1972. He also served as Lodge #1 Grand Master twice during a 50 year period.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Margaret and daughter Janet. He was also preceded by 3 brothers Paul, Ralph and Virgil Roth and great grandson Matthew Shepard.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta and son in law David Becker of Dillon, CO, 4 step sons, Billy (Tanya) Graham of Talala, OK, Melvin (Deloris) Graham, Stockport, OH, Randy (Sina) Graham, Navarre, OH and Chuck (Tina) Graham of Baker, MT, 2 step daughters Lois (Dave) Scott, Mineral Wells, WV and Susie Ford of Cairo, WV, 2 brothers Leland (Norma) Roth of Columbus, OH and Kenneth (Martha) Roth of Woodsfield, OH and sister in law Audrey Roth of Doylestown, OH.
He is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends. Lloyd loved sharing his knowledge, life experiences and wisdom with those who were blessed to have known him. He will be remembered and missed by many.
Services will be held 1 PM Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel 1021 Pike St. with Rev. Don Archer officiating. Burial to follow with full military honors at East Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4-8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home with a masonic service held at 8 PM. Memorials may be made to Hospice, 450 Pike Street, Suite I 1, Marietta, OH 45750 or the charity of donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.hadleyfh.com