Lloyd Denzil Freeman came into our world on November 19, 1935 in Hulbert, Cherokee County, Oklahoma. Lloyd was the first of three boys born to Lloyd and Bessie Moren Freeman. As a boy, Lloyd moved with his parents in 1943 to a piece of river bottom land located west of Sand Springs along Wekiwa Road, and in 1945 his father purchased the house and 30 acre spread on which they lived. This piece of land would be Lloyd's home for the next seventy years.\r\r\nHe attended Tanglewood School and graduated from Sand Springs High School in 1954, after which he joined the United States Army. Lloyd served his country for two years in Germany. After his service time ended, he attended Oklahoma State Technical School in Okmulgee, completing an engineering technical program and becoming a registered land surveyor after graduation. Lloyd made his career in construction, retiring as a construction superintendent for Koss Construction Company in 1995.\r\r\nLloyd was well-known in the Tulsa area for his love of antique vehicles. In 1974, Lloyd joined the Tulsa Chapter of the Early Ford V8 Club of America, and was a member for over 41 years. During that time, he was honored by his fellow club members with several club awards, including the Bob Anderson Award and V-8er of the Year twice. He was also an active member of Tulsa Wheels. As a talented wood and golf ball carver, he was a member of Eastern Oklahoma Woodcarvers Association. He was also a talented and entertaining cartoonist. \r\r\nFor over forty years, Lloyd and his wife Helen lived a wonderful love story that included many wonderful and devoted friends and family. They were proud of their volunteer work with the annual Tulsa Swap Meet, helping it to national prominence as the second largest of its kind in Oklahoma. Lloyd and Helen were longtime members of Sand Springs Church of God, and current members of Calvary Baptist Church in Sand Springs. He survived military service, flooding at his homestead, heart attacks, a helicopter crash, and the Sand Springs tornado last year, before Jesus called him home on Saturday evening, January 9, 2016.\r\r\nPreceded in death by his parents, Lloyd was also preceded by his younger brother, Leon, and his unnamed baby brother. Lloyd is survived by his wife of 41 years, Helen. He is also survived by 5 stepsons and their wives: Melvin and Roberta Broughton of Verdigris, Ed and Pat Broughton of Sand Springs, Paul and Anita Hardy of Tulsa, Bruce and Diane Hardy of Sand Springs, and Dave and Nikki Hardy of Sand Springs. Also surviving Lloyd are step daughters, Sally Williams of Sand Springs and Stacy DeMas of Tulsa. Lloyd and Helen were blessed with 20 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 2 more heavenly great-grandchildren now getting directions to Earth from Lloyd himself. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.