Lloyd Eugene Greenwell

August 28, 1931 ~ September 7, 2022 (age 91) 91 Years Old


Lloyd Eugene Greenwell, the son of William I. and Artie E. (Thorburn) Greenwell, was born at home in Nevada, MO on August 28, 1931 and went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 7, 2022. In 1933, the family moved 5 miles south of Longton, KS, on the Buford Ranch. Lloyd went to school at the Cove Valley Country School until the 6th grade. In 1942, the family moved 6 miles west of El Dorado, KS and Lloyd attended Oil Hill Grade School. He attended the community’s Baptist Church, where he accepted Jesus Christ as his Personal Savior and was baptized. In 1949, Lloyd graduated from El Dorado High School and in 1951 from El Dorado Junior College. Lloyd worked for Haberlein’s Men’s Clothing Store during high school, college and up until he joined the United States Air Force in 1952. He took Basic and Pilot training at Goodfellow Air Base in San Angelo, TX and later was stationed at McConnell Air Base in Wichita, KS—headquarters of Squadron Wing. On November 1, 1952, Lloyd married his high school sweetheart, Theta Kimble, in Bentonville, AR. They were married for over 67 years at Theta’s passing in 2020. In 1955, Lloyd stated working at Skelly Oil Co., later to become Texaco, in El Dorado, KS and retired in 1993 after 38 years of service. While being raised at an early age on a ranch, Lloyd fell in love with the “Country Life” and in 1958, he and his wife purchased a small ranch east of El Dorado; where he basically built their home by completely remodeling an old farmhouse. In 1967, Lloyd and his wife sold their small ranch and purchased a larger ranch, where they raised registered Brangus Cattle and Quarter Horses. Lloyd loved horses and took pride in owning the King Ranch Stallion, “Hired Hand”. Lloyd joined the “Heart of America Brangus Association, and held the positions of Secretary and President. While President of the organization, he was appointed Superintendent at the American Royal in Kansas City. For 18 years, Lloyd was an inspector for Registry of Brangus Cattle. “You can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the Country out of the boy.” So, in 2011, Lloyd and his wife, sold their home and purchased an 80 acre ranch southeast of El Dorado and raised horses. In 2017, Lloyd’s health declined and he and his wife sold their ranch and moved back to town. Lloyd and his wife were active in the community and sponsored many local sports teams. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church. Lloyd was a loving and faithful husband to his wife. To define Lloyd, you could say he was friendly, kind, faithful, and a dedicated worker, who loved God. Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Theta; a brother, Harold Greenwell; and a sister, Margaret (Greenwell) Luce. He is survived by several nieces and nephews; the staff and residents of Homestead Assisted Living in El Dorado and a host of friends. Private services have taken place and Lloyd was laid to rest at Sunset Lawns in El Dorado. Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Kansas Humane Society. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Lloyd at

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September 11, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Carlson Funeral Home
200 S. Star
El Dorado, KS 67042

September 12, 2022

10:00 AM to TBD
Sunset Lawns Cemetery
2100 SW Traffic Way
El Dorado, KS 67042


Sunset Lawns Cemetery
2100 SW Traffic Way
El Dorado, KS 67042


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