September 23, 1969 - August 18, 2021
After living his entire life in this valley, Eric Rodd Loyd passed away August 18, 2021, at the age of 51. He was born in Bakersfield, CA on September 23, 1969. Rodd was raised by his parents, Rondald and Weslee Rose, in their lifelong home in Visalia, CA where he was joined by a younger sister, Amber Rose. Throughout his lifetime, he was known as "Hot Rodd". His attendance at Crestwood Elementary, Divisadero Jr. High, Mt. Whitney High, and College of the Sequoias was followed by numerous jobs (roofer, safety specialist, sign maker, to name a few). Rodd's proudest career position was being a stay-at-home dad to his four children: Erica Rose (23), Audrey Rose (18), Riley Rose (13), and Ethan Ross (9). Rodd's compassion for the feelings of others was a highlight of his life. Our sensitive son was known as "dad" by many unrelated youth. He was always ready to try to help whenever he could. His last years of sobriety came too late to save his life but gave additional years we were all happy to share with him. Dance on, cowboy. You are loved by many and will be missed. Rest in Peace, Hot Rodd. Rodd was preceded in death by his father, Rondald Loyd; grandparents: Edward Loyd, Rose Liddi, Frank Helget, and Louise Loyd Helget. He was also preceded by uncle Donald Loyd, aunt Sandy Kirkham, and cousins: Kevin Ellis, Ronnie Loyd, and Darrell Loyd. In addition to his four children, Rodd leaves behind his mother, Weslee Rose Loyd; his sister, Amber Rose Connolly (Tim); uncles Michael Liddi (Sylvia) and Johnny Helget (Billie); aunt Marcy Loyd; and his niece, nephew, and multiple cousins. Graveside services will be held 10:30AM Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Visalia District Cemetery, 1300 W. Goshen Ave., Visalia, CA 93291. Services have been entrusted to Salser & Dillard Funeral Chapel. Memorial Tributes and condolences may be offered by logging onto www.salseranddillard.com.
After living his entire life in this valley, Eric Rodd Loyd passed away August 18, 2021, at the age of 51. He was born in Bakersfield, CA on September 23, 1969. Rodd was raised by his parents, Rondald and Weslee Rose, in their lifelong home... View Obituary & Service Information
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