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Former Shoppa’s chairman remembered

Thursday, 14 Feb 2019 ( #910 ) - Fort Worth, TX, United States
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Lloyd Shoppa
Lloyd Shoppa, former chairman of Shoppa’s Material Handling, passed away on February 11 at the age of 86.

Shoppa’s last role was president of Bell Helicopter Textron. He spent 34 years with Bell, beginning in 1964 when he joined the company as a systems engineer. He retired from Bell in 1997.

Lloyd Shoppa was the father of Jim Shoppa, owner of Shoppa’s Material Handling in Forth Worth, and Chris Shoppa, owner of Shoppa’s Farm Supply.

At Shoppa’s Material Handling, Lloyd Shoppa became chairman in 1992 and was well-known throughout the corporate offices where he shared his experience and knowledge of management. He was instrumental in spearheading the renovation and rebranding of Shoppa’s Material Handling’s Saginaw location.

He also became Chairman and Director of Shoppa’s Farm Supply in 1985.

Shoppa graduated from Wharton County Junior College and the University of Texas at Austin.

He belonged to many civic, community and other organisations. He is survived by his wife, Betty; their children, Jim, Chris, Gail and Debra; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; his sister, Shirley Swinford; and many loving nephews and nieces.

A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, February 16, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 507 N. Fulton St., Wharton, Texas.
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