Serving the community since 1970


Sept. 16, 1928 -- Sept. 6, 2021

Loyd Earl Link was born Sept. 16, 1928, in Tyronza, Ark., to Arthur and Alta Link. He died on Sept. 6, 2021.

Loyd was raised by his maternal uncle and aunt, Earl and Virgie Cook. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Janie Irene Armstrong, and son, Victor Loyd Link. He is survived by his son, Michael Loyd Gray, of Illinois; daughter, Toni Gae Holt, of Millington, Tenn.; sons, Craig Link, of Ventura, and Vincent Earl Link, of West Union, S.C.; and daughter, Lisa Lynn Hiestand, of Cypress, Texas; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Loyd served the community of Shafter by serving as the president of the Chamber of Commerce, as councilman for eight years and mayor of Shafter for two of those years.

Loyd spent the better part of the last 30 years in Ventura, Calif., where he had many friends.

He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

A viewing will be held at Peters Funeral Home in Shafter on Sept. 14, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. A graveside service will also take place on Sept. 14, at Shafter Memorial Park, beginning at 11 a.m.


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