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Lloyd Charles Cregor

Obituary for Lloyd Charles Cregor

August 18, 1934 - February 12, 2020
Houston, Texas | Age 85


Lloyd Charles Cregor passed away on February 12, 2020 in Houston, Texas after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Diers Cregor, and his parents, Lloyd M. Cregor, Jr., and Sue Ellen T. Cregor. Lloyd was born on August 18, 1934 in Dallas, Texas. He graduated as the salutatorian of Hillcrest High School in 1951. Following graduation, Lloyd attended Southern Methodist University and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and the ROTC.

On February 15, 1957, he married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy. Lloyd joined the United States Air Force and completed navigation training at Harlingen Air Force Base and KC-97 navigator crew training at Randolph Air Force Base. He was commissioned in 1958 and stationed at March Air Force Base in Riverside, California, where he navigated flights to Anchorage, Alaska.

In 1960, Lloyd separated honorably from active duty after completing his term of service. He returned to Dallas where he was employed by LTV Corporation and later, Texas Instruments. He continued to serve with the Air Force Reserve and the Texas National Guard. As a reservist, he served as an intelligence officer and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Lloyd loved professional, college and high school football and also was an avid golfer at Royal Oaks and Lakewood country clubs.

Lloyd is survived by his daughter Susan Cregor Mathews and husband, Mark Allen Mathews, of Houston; son, Lloyd Charles Cregor, II, of Dallas; and his daughter, Carolyn Cregor Bishop, and husband, Anthony Martin Bishop, of Canberra, Australia; grandchildren, Katherine, Lauren, and Allison Mathews; Brooke and Blake Bishop; and first cousins, Mary Ellen White of Dallas, Texas, and Dr. John D. White and wife, Nancy, of Denton, Texas.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on February 24, 2020 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS).

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