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Loyd Edward Shrum, Jr.

Mr. Loyd Edward Shrum, Jr., age 80 of Mena, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Loyd was born March 17, 1940 in Alba, Texas to the late Loyd Eugene Shrum and the late Rozella Buchanan Shrum. Mr. Shrum worked at U.S. Motors for many years. Loyd had many loves in life, working with his cows, fishing, and holding babies being among his favorites. He was very proficient at heckling and joking around. Another one of his great joys was going to the Ink Community Fire Department meetings and fundraisers. Above all, he loved his family.

Mr. Shrum is survived by son, Loyd Wayne Shrum of Ink, Arkansas; honorary son, Daniel Sharp of Malvern, Arkansas; honorary daughters, Lora Cross of Mena, Arkansas and Alicia Drake Lewis of Mena, Arkansas; brother, Perry Shrum of Angleton, Texas; Sisters, Linda Piwonka of Clute, Texas, Raynelle Presley of Lake Jackson, Texas and Laverne Chandler of Colfax, Louisiana; Grandson, Samuel “Sammy” Cross; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members too great to mention. Loyd was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife of 33 years, Hereminia Herenandez Moreno Shrum and his second wife, Sybil Shrum; brother, Donald Mac Shrum; paternal grandparents, B.F. and Beulah Shrum, grandma and grandpa Porter and grandma and grandpa Smith.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church in Ink, Arkansas. Interment will follow in the Concord Cemetery under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 2, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Sharp, Chris Looney, Lorne Martin, Wesley White, Jessie Orthman, and Mike Cross. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Hansbrough, Stan House, Ink Fire Department, his many friends from U.S. Motors, and friends and neighbors of Ink, Polk County and the surrounding area.

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