MAJ Loyd R Ganey was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 09/06/2014 at the age of 85.8
Carbon Hill, AL
Date of Birth 12/01/1928
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 190 AHC in 67-68
This information was provided by Sammie WIlliams

More detail on this person: Loyd R. Ganey, Sr., (85), longtime resident of Pensacola and Cantonment, departed this life on September 06, 2014. Loyd was born in Nauvoo, Alabama to Washington and Gay Pearl Ganey. Loyd was preceded in death by his parents; brother, George; sisters, Ruby, Ethel, Gladys, and Dean.

Loyd is survived by his loving wife Dorothy J. Ganey who was his sweetheart and companion, and together lived a very memorable marriage for 64 years. Other survivors include - son, Loyd R. Jr. (Gerlinde); son, Terry L. Ganey; daughter, Teresa A. Tatum (Mark); son, Alan C. Ganey (Kris); eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Verni Fields; and several nephews and nieces.

Loyd joined the Army at a very early age and served for 23 years throughout the world; to include, Korea and Vietnam. He dearly loved his time with the Special Forces and as an aviator flying all types of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. He received many commendations; to include, the Air Medal with 16 Oak Leave Clusters and the Bronze Star.

Loyd received his college degree in business from University of South Florida. Loyd and Dorothy were real-estate brokers owning and operating Advanced Realty Concepts for 15 years. Loyd was a servant and deacon of the Gateway Church of Christ. After retiring, Loyd put into full gear his love of gardening, RV'ing, and fishing. Then for twelve years, Loyd traveled with his 'best catch' from Florida to Alaska spending summers reeling in big sockeye red salmon.

Loyd will be greatly missed by his family and friends and all those whose lives he touched and who were endeared to his caring and loving spirit.

The family would like to thank the supportive friends, neighbors, and professional caregivers (Dr. Zeiman, Dr. Chang, Dr. Roark, the Naval Hospital staff and personnel, and the wonderful people of Covenant Hospice) who gave their care and hearts for the great care of Loyd.

A celebration memorial of Loyd's life will be held on Friday September 12 at 10:00AM at Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home Chapel, 124 W. Gregory St. Pensacola, FL 32501. A time of Visitation will precede the memorial at 09:30AM. Interment will follow at 11:00AM with full military honors at Barrancas National Cemetery Naval Air Station, 1 Cemetery Road Pensacola, FL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Covenant Hospice - 5041 N. 12th Avenue Pensacola, FL 32504

To send condolences please visit

WATERS & HIBBERT FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.

Express your condolences in our guestbook at

Published in Pensacola News Journal on Sept. 9, 2014

This information was last updated 05/18/2016

Please send additions or corrections to: VHPA Headquarters

Return to the Helicopter Pilot DAT name list

Return to VHPA web site

Date posted on this site: 06/15/2024

Copyright © 1998 - 2024 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association