Arvil Lloyd Pardue was born in Yadkinville to Charlie Oscar Pardue and Geneva Norman Pardue. He was the center baby of a household of seven siblings. His early years had been spent studying abilities that revolved across the household companies: working with livestock, tobacco farming, working within the household’s meat market grocery and serving to run the household cafe, “Lloyd’s Grill”, named after him. In 1945, he was drafted into the US Military. Due to that, he was unable to attend his highschool commencement, having already been assigned to fundamental coaching, so his youthful sister, Bobbie, obtained his highschool diploma for him. In Oct. 1946, he was honorably discharged from the military, acquiring the rank of sergeant. Instantly after the battle, he constructed houses together with his father and brother, however quickly opted to make the most of the G.I. Invoice and enrolled in Excessive Level School (now College) and graduated with a level in Enterprise and Social Research. Following commencement, he returned to Yadkinville, and taught eighth grade historical past and P.E. for 33 years at Yadkinville College. He jokingly mentioned he may by no means graduate! His college students mentioned he would inform them at P.E. time, “You may play something you need as we speak, so long as it’s volleyball.” He was a beloved trainer. Lloyd supplemented his earnings by educating driver’s training, doing bookkeeping for a neighborhood enterprise, portray homes and measuring tobacco within the summers. All of those alternatives saved him involved with the folks of the group. Most of his life was centered round his household, his church and serving the group. In his later years, it was onerous for him to go anyplace in Yadkinville with out operating into his former college students who had a number of tales to recount. It was whereas he was educating that he met his future spouse, Joan (Jo) Linville Pardue. Their likelihood assembly was, as somebody mentioned, romantically straight from a novel. Joan was learning nursing at Metropolis Memorial Hospital when the hospital requested her to make a recruiting go to to a highschool within the city of Yadkinville. When she got here to recruit nursing college students from Yadkinville Excessive College, Lloyd was assistant principal. He thought she was so cute in her crisp nurse’s cap and cape that he instructed the senior advisor to seek out out her identify and telephone quantity. He known as her that very night. They had been fortunately married and deeply in love for 69+ years. Throughout his greater than three a long time of educating, he obtained quite a few awards and recognition. Amongst these included: Terry Sanford Award for District 4, Tar Heel Junior Historian Excellent Advisor Award for North Carolina, Award of Benefit Nomination by the Historic Preservation Society of North Carolina, and twice the Yadkin County Instructor of the Yr. He additionally served as chairman of the Yadkin County American Revolutionary Bicentennial Committee, chairman of the Yadkinville Tri-centennial, chairman of the Board of Changes and member of the Yadkin County Board of Training. Joan and Lloyd’s generosity to others was honored a number of years in the past after they obtained the Philanthropist of the Yr award from the Yadkin Neighborhood Basis. Throughout his educating profession, Lloyd engaged his college students in lots of hands-on historic tasks together with to-scale fashions of Richmond Hill Regulation College, Grant Burris Lodge in Rockford North Carolina, tobacco basket making, The World’s Longest Plank Street, City Creek Indian Mound, Spencer Spherical Home Railroad, The Civil Warfare ironclad- USS monitor and restoration of the outdated Yadkin County Jail, and a shingle riveting undertaking for the log schoolhouse close to Starmount Excessive College. For an eight 12 months interval through the mid-Seventies and early Nineteen Eighties, his Junior Historian Chapter received state huge honors: six, first place and two, second place awards. Lloyd was instrumental in preserving the cupula from the outdated Yadkinville College Bell tower. He listened to it ring too lengthy to let it go as rubble. Lloyd additionally had an excellent curiosity in archaeology which led to his having an intensive assortment of native Indian relics which he loved trying to find alongside the banks of the Yadkin River. Lloyd was an energetic member of the First Baptist Church of Yadkinville serving as a boss of the deacons, Sunday College trainer and chairman of the pastor search committee. His religion was lived out in his actions. He handled all folks with respect and kindness no matter how a lot cash that they had or their social standing. He acknowledged the worth of various religions and beliefs methods and believed in giving folks the good thing about the doubt permitting for beneficiant assumptions. Lloyd was a beautiful husband, father and grandfather. He and Joan devoted themselves to lovingly caring for his or her two kids, Sam and Ruth. He taught each of his kids in eighth grade and driver’s training and was an amazing encouragement as they grew into maturity. Certainly one of his favourite hobbies, that he did with Joan by his facet, was going to auctions and property gross sales. Many a Saturday they’d set out of their outdated El Camino solely to return with it packed excessive and tied down with vintage treasures. These adventures gave him nice pleasure all through his life. He was additionally a talented woodworker. A lovely cherry mattress and quilt racks from the wooden of the outdated Yadkin County Courthouse are a couple of of his many tasks. He additionally liked his purple martins whose arrival he anticipated every years…prepared for them together with his white gourds hanging out again. He was an individual very interested in many issues. His love of native and state historical past permeated his life and his collections had been museum-worthy. Two of his favourite sayings had been ” I pay attention with respect to others and make up my thoughts myself” and these nice phrases of knowledge: “Moderation in the whole lot…besides love.” Lloyd is survived by Joan Linville Pardue, his spouse of 69 years, his sister, Bobbie Jean Pardue Booe. His two kids; Samuel Lloyd Pardue (Stacy) and Ruth Joan Pardue (Steve); three grandchildren; Caitlin Riely Pardue, Taylor Lloyd Pardue (Rachel), Adam Franklin Braun (Hae Received) . On the time of his dying, he had one great-grandchild; Desmond Received Jae Lee Braun. Lloyd was preceded in dying by his mother and father; 4 brothers: Edwin Norman Pardue, Donald Wayne Pardue, John David (JD) Pardue, James Lawrence (Jim) Pardue; and one sister: Edith Mae Pardue Sutphin. As a result of security considerations surrounding Covid, a public memorial service can be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the household invitations donations to an endowed scholarship honoring Lloyd And Joan Pardue for native college students attending NC State College [https://go.ncsu.edu/pardue_endowment] ; First Baptist Church of Yadkinville or Mountain Valley Hospice.
Printed by The Yadkin Ripple from Jun. 7 to Jun. 8, 2022.