Lloyd J. Smith Jr. age 66, of Gallipolis, died Tuesday February 27, 2018 at his home. Born August 30, 1951 in Gallia County, Ohio. He was the son of the late Lloyd J. and Anna Dotson Smith Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by one step son, Ricki Holmes Sr.
Lloyd was a retired coal miner; having worked for Southern Ohio Coal Co. he also drove a truck. He was a member of Providence Church in Bidwell, and was an active layman at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Bidwell. Lloyd enjoyed playing the bass in a bluegrass band, and was a beloved step father and friend.
He is survived by his two step children, Ricki Holmes Jr. of Gallipolis and Baretta (Jennifer) Gilliam of McArthur, and special friends, Alexus Painter and Natalie Holmes both of Pt. Pleasant.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday March 3, 2018 at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Pastor Edward Buffington officiating. Burial will follow in Providence Cemetery on Buck Ridge Road in Bidwell.
Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to services.
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