Leland Loyd

1951 - 2021

Sulphur Springs


Leland Loyd was born November 23,1951, in Laclede County, Missouri. He married the love of his life, Nan Cook, in 1994. He suddenly went on to heaven far too soon. Leland was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be missed very much.

He worked at Arkansas Nuclear One in Russellville, AR. He then raised beef cattle. He was passionate about cattle and wanted healthy beef that people could afford. His customers meant everything to him. 

He was a man of strong faith. He was also a man of integrity, honesty, honor, and was very funny. He had a few true close friends, but he had two who meant so much to him, Waguih Wahba and Chuck Vincent. 

He and his wife shared an incredible relationship. She created a website based on their love, He shared his passion with her and was working with her on a book about the cattle – who bossed him around. He also talked about the times he believed angels intervened and often helped him with the cattle. His accounts were heartwarming and funny, often at his expense. 

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Nan Cook Loyd, his sons, Jeremy of Illinois, Joshua of Arkansas and David of Illinois, and three grandchildren Austin, Mekenzy and Savannah of Illinois. 

He will be sorely missed but as Joshua said, “Now, 40 years from now or 100 years from now would be too soon for him to leave us.”

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Andrew "Andy" Taylor

April 19, 2021 11:54 AM

Nan -- It was wonderful to have Leland on our License Renewal team at Entergy Nuclear. He was a key team member on several of our projects. I believe that I only met you once when I came out to your place in Arkansas, but we spoke on the phone several times when I was calling with some urgent technical question that only Leland could answer. When he was finished talking about nuclear power, then he always had good stories about his cattle. I will miss him a lot.  

Christy Lynn Garritson Phinnell

April 16, 2021 10:55 AM

Uncle: We will meet again.

So proud of you & Nan in regards to your dedication to beef production. I loved the hard work you did, and the final products. Such dedication.
Christy (Garritson)
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April 13, 2021 4:49 PM

I always enjoyed talking with Leland. He was honest, sincere, and funny. I will miss him. Rest In Peace buddy.

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Waguih wahba

April 13, 2021 3:39 PM

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