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July 3, 1934 – August 6, 2019
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Lloyd was born July 3, 1934 in Modesto Ca. Parents Lloyd D Smith Sr. and Marie E. Smith (Looper).
The family lived briefly in Riverbank and moved to Oakdale in 1941. Lloyd attended Oakdale Grammar schools. He was active in sports, mainly basketball and track. At the west side grammar school he was tagged with a nick name. Being tall and slender and he was to be called Slim. And he was “Slim” to friends and relatives for the rest of his life.
In High school again sports; basketball and track. He found a love for music. His choice of instrument was the trombone. His idol was Glen Miller. He participated in the school dance band and marching band. His voracious reading was to pay off as he graduated with perfect grades in all four years.
Following his love of music he chose San Francisco State as his college. However after a short time he realized that his music talent would be good and get better but never excellent. Excellent would be necessary for his goal.
After much thought he changed majors to pursue his love of science. He transferred to UC Berkeley as Pre-Med and pursued a career as a medical doctor.
He graduated from Cal. with perfect 4.0 grades and honored as Phi Beta Kappa.
He applied to and was accepted at Columbia University Medical School in New York City. Again, he graduated with high honors. To honor his draft deferment, he then entered the Army for a two year service. He was to be a medical officer at the rank of captain. His first deployment was Corpus Christi Texas. Then it was off to South Korea where he was to meet a young woman; Hai Sook. They were to wed and Hai Sook became Sookie Smith.
Lloyd finished his military obligation at the Military base at Fort Ord Ca. Their first child was born, a daughter Karin Marie. Then to San Jose Ca. for more education and becoming a qualified Dr. of Pathology. A second child was born, a son, William (Bill) Lloyd.
Lloyd and family settled back in Modesto where he was to practice pathology. He was Vice President at Yosemite Pathology until 1984. In 1985 his passion for education and medicine lead him to obtain his MD in Dermatopathology. He remained active at his work until his death in 2019. During his semi-retirement he became very active in the Presbyterian Church.
Lloyd is survived by his wife Sookie, daughter Karin Brink (Brad), son William (Bill) Smith, two granddaughters, and brother Bill W. Smith (Kathy).
A service will be held on Saturday September 7th at 10 a.m. in the Trinity ­ Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto Ca.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader

Aug. 21, 2019