Lloyd Dansby, 60, Columbus, formerly of Newcomerstown, passed away at his Columbus residence on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, following a period of declining health.

Lloyd was born in Newcomerstown on May 1, 1949, a son of the late Osie Eugene Dansby, who died in 2000, and the late Lillian Louise Draper Dansby, who died in 1995.

Lloyd was a member of the Newcomerstown High School, Class of 1967. He was also a Navy veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. Lloyd was a member of the Thomas Montgomery Post No. 431, Newcomerstown American Legion and attended Trinity Baptist Church of Newcomerstown. He was employed as a fork lift operator at the former Heller Brothers Tool Company, Newcomerstown, for several years. Lloyd enjoyed baseball, attending the dog races at Wheeling Downs, and spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Lloyd was preceded in death by two brothers, his twin brother, Floyd Dansby of Newcomerstown, who died in 2003, and Gerald E. "J.D." Dansby of Newcomerstown, who died in 2007; and a sister, Rhoda L. Dansby of Cortland, who died in 2002.

Lloyd is survived by his wife, Pamela K. Holcomb Dansby of Columbus, whom he married Feb. 28, 1976; three sons and six daughters, Curtis Dansby of Canton, Carson Dansby of Columbus, Chris (Sylvia) Dansby of Cambridge, and Vontisa Chandler, Carla Dansby, Nicolle Dansby and Cortney Dansby, all of Columbus, Latisha Dillon of Canton, and Carmen (Mrs. David) Moore of Cambridge; 23 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; a sister, Carolyn D. Warr of Warren; his mother-in-law, Donna Holcomb of Dennison; an aunt, Mae Johnson of Warren; three sisters-in-law, Lynda Bodenheimer Dansby and Barbara Wigfield Dansby, both of Newcomerstown, and Melanie (Mrs. Bill) Goshorn of Uhrichsville; and several nieces and nephews.

To honor Lloyd's wishes, his remains have been cremated. Memorial services took place April 24 at the Ourant Funeral Home, Newcomerstown. The Rev. Robert James, pastor of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Dennison, officiated.

Burial of his ashes will follow at a later date in the West Lawn Cemetery, Newcomerstown.

The family is requesting that memorials be made in Lloyd's name to the Mount Carmel Hospice, 793 W. State St., Columbus, OH 43222.