Lloyd S. “Nink” Hovis, age 84 of Waterford, died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, February 19, 2011. A lifelong resident of Waterford, Lloyd was born April 20, 1926 the son of the late William and Emma Schlosser Hovis. He married Flora McGahen on June 20, 1949 and she survives.

Hovis, Lloyd S. Lloyd was a veteran of World War II serving in the Rhineland Campaign on the front lines with the 69th Division of the United States Army. He later enlisted with the US Naval Reserves for two more years. Lloyd worked for General Electric as an electrician for 42 years, retiring in 1986 as Leader in the Building and Maintenance Department. His memberships included the First Presbyterian Church of Waterford where he had served on the Board of Trustees, and the Stancliff Hose Company for over 20 years. He was a 32nd Degree Mason in the Erie Consistory, and a past member of the American Legion Post #285.

Lloyd was preceded in death by an infant sister Emma Lou, a sister Helena Marsh, a brother Ernest Hovis, and two stillborn daughters, Cynthia Lou and Brenda Lee.

Family members that survive include his wife of almost 62 years, Flora McGahen Hovis; two daughters, Dianne Cross of Arizona, and Linda Hull and her husband Milo of Waterford; and four grandchildren, Jeri and Dan Cross, and Brent and Eric Hull.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home of Waterford on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and may attend funeral services there on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Rev. Emily Zeig of the First Presbyterian Church. Interment with military honors will follow at Waterford Cemetery.