Lloyd S. Bandle, 64, of Jacksonville, Ore., passed away Monday, April 30, 2012, at Oregon Health Sciences University.

He was born November 25, 1947, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Stacy Bandle and Emily Kopesky Bandle. Lloyd attended school in Torrance, Calif. While living in southern California he loved working on cars, drag racing, and diving for abalone off the southern California coast.

Lloyd married Maria Zamora January 15, 1970, in Las Vegas, Nev. In 1973, Lloyd started L & S Trucking, and in 1977, he moved the business to Central Point, Ore., where L & S continues today to service the 11 western states.

Lloyd enjoyed hunting and fishing with his dad, Stacy, and son, Chris. His love of the outdoors, listening to the turkeys gobble, the elk bugle, and the bass bite, were some of the things that gave him sincere pleasure. As many know, Lloyd had a great love of cars and was a member of the National Hot Rod Association, being a licensed driver participating in many drag races on the west coast.

Survivors include his wife, Maria; son, Chris; daughter, Diane; son-in-law, Matt; father, Stacy (Dorothy); and grandchildren, Blake, Sienna, Mason, and Grant. Lloyd was preceded in death by his mother, Emily Kopesky Bandle.

There will be a graveside service Saturday, May 12, 2012, 1:30 p.m., at the Sterling Cemetery, 6525 Sterling Creek Rd., in Jacksonville, Ore. A celebration of Lloyd's life will follow at the historical U.S. Ballroom in Jacksonville, Ore. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association File 30947, P.O. Box 60000, San Francisco, CA 94160. Arrangements made thru Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives.