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Frederick Lloyd, 57, Plant City tree farmer

Published Oct. 13, 2005

Frederick James Lloyd, owner and operator of Lloyd's Poultry Farm and Lloyd's Christmas Tree Farm and Nursery, died Wednesday (June 5, 1991) of a blood disorder at South Florida Baptist Hospital in Plant City. He was 57. A lifelong resident of Plant City, Mr. Lloyd was widely known and respected by family, friends and colleagues.

"He was very easygoing, and he liked to spend time with people," said K.

W. "Kit" Hudson, president of the Florida Nurserymen and Growers Association. "He was willing to help anyone that he could."

Laverne Platt of Plant City said, "I've known him all of his life. He was a real likable person and a good businessman."

Mrs. Platt said Mr. Lloyd also was known for his involvement in the community and for the appearance of his farm, which was among the cleanest in the area, she said.

Mr. Lloyd was born in Plant City on Sept. 24, 1933. He attended Bethany Baptist Church and he was on the board of directors of the Florida Christmas Tree Association. He also was a member of the Florida Nurserymen and Growers Association and the Poultry Association of Hillsborough County.

Survivors include his wife, Donna; two daughters, Cheryl Lynn Brown and Rhonda Ruis, both of Plant City; his parents, T.

J. and Faye Lloyd; and four grandchildren.

Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, and services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wells-Memorial Funeral Home, 1903 W Reynolds St. in Plant City.