Loyd Veal

   Loyd Rollins Veal was born on January 22, 1935 to Elvia and Amy Veal. He grew up in the Chance, SD area and loved playing baseball and working with his many cousins. He graduated from Lemmon HS and joined the army. After serving his time he returned and married Aldene Gabbert. A daughter, Crystal Dee Veal was born. After they divorced, he went to Colorado to attend Bible school and build cabinets with his Uncle Kermit and brother-in-law Jim Posey.  There he met and married Gloria Lee Brockington.  Three children, Michelle Rae, Bruce Warren, and Warren Loyd were born.  He went on to seminary and became a pastor.
   Loyd was a people person and loved to study the Bible with small or large groups. He was an optimistic person and saw the positive in people. He pastored churches in Pine, Grand Junction, and DeBeque Colorado; Bison and Camp Crook/Buffalo, South Dakota; Pompano Beach, Florida; and New Leipzig, North Dakota.  He taught, preached and learned from the Word of God in every place. He loved to teach from Romans, Daniel, and Revelation.  In each place he worked with his hands doing construction, plumbing, and whatever was needed.  
   He always had a heart for missions, whether local or foreign. He and Gloria spent their honeymoon with Operation Mobilization, working with teams of students in Europe for the summer. He spent a year in Russia with Co-Mission. He traveled to Africa twice to teach pastors there with Brian Balster.
   After his wife Gloria passed away, Loyd married Sharon Soule. They served a church in New Leipzig until their move to Idaho. She lovingly cared for him until his death on April 25, 2020 from Parkinsons.
   He was preceded in death by his son, Bruce; parents, Elvia and Amy; his sister, Joann Loomis; grandchildren, Rhea, Catherine, and Eden Veal, Jeremy Stockert, and wife Gloria Veal. 
   Sharing in their loss are Wife, Sharon Veal, Idaho; children Crystal Veal, Idaho; Michelle (Darrel) Stockert, South Dakota; Warren (Julie) Veal, Idaho; Step-son, David (Jenny) Soule. Grandchildren Lewis ( Lauren Armour) Veal, Idaho; Michael Stockert, Florida; Jessica Stockert, South Dakota; Riley(Jessica) Veal, Idaho; Julianne, Elyssa, Shelby, and Quinton Veal, Idaho; Levi Soule, California; great- granddaughter, Madelyn Veal, Idaho.
   Funeral services will be held June 26, 2020 at the Elbert Bentley Memorial Building in Bison, SD at 1:00 pm. Inurnment to follow at Chance cemetery.

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