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Lloyd Newton Gallup

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Lloyd Newton Gallup 

June 28, 1929 – July 14, 2021


Lloyd Newton Gallup, 92, of Boerne, passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

His family will receive guests for a time of visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 19, 2021, at Holt & Holt Funeral Home in Boerne. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, also at Holt & Holt Funeral Home, followed by committal in Boerne Cemetery, officiated by his son-in-law, Commander Randal Potter, U.S. Navy chaplain.

Lloyd was born June 28, 1929, in Medina, Ohio, to Asa and Mary Gallup. He married Elaine Pearson on September 1, 1950, in Lockhart, Texas. Together, they raised their children while traveling to Japan and across the United States. 

Lloyd is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He served honorably in the Air Force, achieving the rank of senior master sergeant. Lloyd's experience in the Air Force played a very important role in his life – it taught him the value of discipline and hard work. Lloyd was proud of having served his country. 

After military retirement, he worked many years for the VA hospital in Kerrville, Texas. He also worked many years for Glen Johnson Air Conditioning in San Antonio. Lloyd enjoyed working on engines of all kinds and fishing, but his great passion was reading. He was a member of First Baptist Church Boerne where he was active in several ministries. He also enjoyed volunteering at the Boerne public library and Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries.

Lloyd was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather.

He is survived by his son, Lloyd Gordon Gallup Sr. of Boerne; his daughters, Karen Harris (Dr. Steven Harris) of Flint, Texas, Paula Clark (Richard) of Tyler, Texas, and Marian Potter (Commander Randal Potter) of Hawaii; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and his brother, William Gallup of California.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Elaine; his parents, Asa and Mary Gallup; and his sister, Mary Lou Morris.

The family would like to express their gratitude toward senior buddies Tracy and Doris and the nurses at Embrace Hospice. 

Instead of floral remembrances, the family suggests that donations can be made to Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries of Boerne to honor Lloyd's memory. 

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the staff of Holt & Holt Funeral Home of Boerne. To share words of comfort with the family, please visit