Lloyd S. "Ace" Averill, beloved father and grandfather, age 93 of Lancaster, passed away Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011. Lloyd was a resident at the Inn at Fairfield Village. A retired Chief Master Sgt. with the Ohio Air National Guard 160th Air Refueling Group (Rickenbacker Air Force Base), and a retired employee of Lancaster City Schools, Lloyd served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during WW II as a member of the 99th Bomb Group. He was a 50 year member of the N. Canton Masonic Lodge, the Lancaster Men's Chorus for over 30 years, Lancaster Elks and Fairfield Heritage Association. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. Lloyd was an avid golfer and fisherman.
He is survived by his children: Laura (Paul) Melius, Richmond, KY, Jim (Donna) Averill, Lancaster, Nancy (Casey) McKenzie, Lexington, KY, grandchildren; Sarah and Diane Melius, Erik (Aimee) Averill, Laura Averill, Adam (Hannah) McKenzie, Seth and Kaleb McKenzie, nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years Ruth, sister Arlow McFadden and brother Merrill Averill.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, 1:00 P.M. at the Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Sturm officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery where the Lancaster Veteran Burial Detail will conduct graveside military rites. Friends may call 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions to the Lancaster Men's Chorus Scholarship Fund, in care of E.J. Grile, 312 E. Sixth Ave., Lancaster, Ohio 43130 or charity of choice.
On-line condolences may be made www.haltemanfettdyer.com