Created March 28, 2017
- This eternal flame burns forever
- in remembrance of Harold Lloyd Salyer -
Harold Lloyd Salyer
Born: April 5, 1926
Died: December 19, 2016
Harold Lloyd Salyer, age 90 of Texarkana, Texas, went home to be
with his Lord and Savior on Monday, December 19, 2016 at his home.
He was a member of First Baptist Church, Wake Village, Texas.
Mr. Salyer was born April, 1926 in West Van Lear, Kentucky to Ray
and Gladys Howard Salyer. Upon his graduation from Jenny's Creek
High School, Harold joined the U. S. Army and fought for his country
in France and Germany during World War II. After the war, he
served as a Jump Master in the 82nd Airborne division at Ft. Bragg,
North Carolina. Harold earned a degree in accounting from Cleary
Business College in Ann Arbor, Michigan and began his career as an
accountant, auditor, and investigator With the United States Justice
Department. Harold was headquartered in Washington, D.C. but flew
all over the country for his job with the Federal Prison Industries.
One of these trips brought him to Texarkana for an extended period
of time where he met the love of his life, Maudie Vann Smith Salyer.
After his retirement, Harold and Maudie moved back to Texarkana
where he was a loving father and "Papa" to his grandchildren. Always
a "people person”. Harold became very involved in the community.
He was Past Master for the Edwards Masonic Lodge and a Past
Grand Royal Patron for Arkansas Amaranth. He served as Arkansas
State Director for Good Sam from 1990 to 1993 and spent many years
involved in local camping clubs and as a camp 'host at Arkansas State
Parks’. Harold, also was treasurer of the Friendship Center for nine
years and did volunteer income taxes for thirty-four years.
He is survived by his wife of forty-four years: Maudie Vann Salyer of
Texarkana, Texas; four daughters and three sons-in-law: Patsy
Hammond of Benton, Arkansas; Debra, and Gary Garrett of Wake
Village, Texas; Carolyn and Ray Tyree of Ohio; Patricia and Gena
Ricks of Michigan; one son and daughter-in-law: Johnnie and Cissy
Smith of Wake Village, Texas; one brother: Tilden Salyer of
Paintsville, Kentucky; eleven grandchildren and a number of other
Funeral services will be 1:00 P. M. Thursday at Chapelwood Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Neathery officiating. Burial will be in
Sylverino Cemetery with military honors.
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Though He's gone, He is not forgotten.
Though absent, He remains in spirit.
Though once a worker, He now rest.
by The Arkansas Good Sams
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