|Birth: ||Feb. 26, 1922|
|Death: ||Aug. 22, 2002|
St. Louis County
The Telegraph, Alton, ILL
August 23, 2002
Wilbur Laverne Loy, 80, died at 3:44 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at All Saints Hospital in St. Louis after a short illness. He was born Feb. 26, 1922, in Jersey County to Frank F. and Lula (Day) Loy.
He married the former Dorothy Davis March 28, 1942, in Jerseyville, and they recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. He was a farmer until 1942, when he was called to serve his country in World War II. While serving with the U.S. Army in the Pacific region, he was wounded and earned the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars. After discharge, he returned to his wife and worked alongside his family on their farm, northeast of Jerseyville, until moving to town in 1990.
A very active member of the Jersey County community, he was an active member of the American Legion Post 492 in Jerseyville, where he served as past commander, a past patron of the Elizabeth chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Kane, a member of the Jerseyville Masonic Lodge, past director of the Jersey County Soil and Water Conservation District, a charter member of the Tired Iron
Antique Tractor Pulling Association, the Jerseyville Grand Square Dancing Club, Illini Campers and was named the Jersey County Conservation Farmer of the Year in 1997.
In addition to his wife, surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Larry Walker of Carrollton; two sons and their wives, Frank E. and Mary H. Loy of Medora and Larry and Nancy Loy of Jerseyville; seven grandchildren, Kristi Steehlinger, Tonya Roberts, Mark Walker, Michelle Ontis, Scott, Meagan and Stacie Loy; nine great-grandchildren; and two brothers and a sister-in-law, Delbert Loy of Jerseyville, and John and Diane Loy of Turlock, Calif.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two grandsons, Bradley and Daniel Walker, and a sister-in-law, Esther Loy.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Crawford Funeral Home (the Jacoby Funeral Home Chapel) in Jerseyville. Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Bethel Baptist Church in Jerseyville, with Rev. Jeff Faegin, Rev. Earl Clagg and Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, with full military graveside rites conducted by Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 and VFW Post 4528.
Frank Floyd Loy (1895 - 1998)
Lula Mae Day Loy (1901 - 1998)
Dorothy Marie Davis Loy (1924 - ____)
Frank Edward Loy (1942 - 2012)*
PFC US Army WWII
Bronze Star/Purple Heart
Oak Grove Cemetery
Created by: Diane & John
Record added: Dec 02, 2008
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