Lloyd G. “Doc” McNamee, 98, of West Mansfield, passed away peacefully Friday morning at Bluebird of Marysville.
A graduate of Bokescreek Local High School, he proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. Doc owned and operated the Standard Oil Stations in West Mansfield and East Liberty from 1965-1988. He also farmed most of his life and raised corriedale sheep.
A devoted husband, loving daddy, grandpa and Papa Doc, he loved spending time with his family. A faithful member of the West Mansfield United Methodist Church, the American Legion Post 603 in West Mansfield where he was always active with the Memorial Day activities, the Masonic Lodge #247 F & AM in East Liberty, the Lions Club of West Mansfield, the Union Bank Board and the West Mansfield Conservation Club. He was a former member of the Benjamin Logan School Board and formerly served on the Village Council in West Mansfield. He always enjoyed the trips to California to visit Leesa and the Air Force reunions he attended with Mary Lou. Doc was also a proud, lifelong Republican.
Born September 3, 1923 in West Mansfield, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Minnie Lucile (McGee) McNamee. On September 6, 1947 in Kentucky, he married his wife of over 65 years, Mary Lou Bechtel and she preceded him in death on January 30, 2013. In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by a twin brother, Lester McNamee and a brother-in-law, Richard Bechtel.
He is survived by his daughters, Linda (Joe) Hughes of Bellefontaine, Luann (Jim) Culp of West Mansfield, Lorre (Ron) Culp of Marysville and Leesa McNamee of Los Angeles, CA; grandchildren, Amy (Scott) Fecher, Jennifer (Nathan) Kearns, Betsy (Luke) Reames, Ann (Chad) Carpenter, Jon (Holly) Culp, Joe (Mary) Culp, Andrea (Jon) Hoch, Jeff (Megan) Culp and Lila McNamee; his great grandchildren who affectionately called him Papa Doc, Tyler, Audrey, Zane, Rowan, Samuel, Brice, Cedar, Evan, Elliot, Eli, Emarie, Wyatt, Olive, Palmer and James and a sister-in-law, Arlene Bechtel.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 5, 2022 at the West Mansfield United Methodist Church. Pastor John Rozewicz will officiate and burial will follow at the Greenlawn Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the Logan County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends prior to the service on Saturday, beginning at 12:00 P.M. at the church. For those unable to attend the service, it will be streamed live on the funeral home Facebook page, Wilson Funeral Home, Schnurrenberger Chapel beginning at 2:00 P.M. Arrangements are being handled by Wilson Funeral Home, Schnurrenberger Chapel, 222 W. Center St. West Mansfield. Memorial contributions can be made to the West Mansfield United Methodist Church or the West Mansfield Conservation Club. Envelopes will be available at the church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilsonfuneralhomesinc.com