Lloyd Kenneth Dike

Lloyd Kenneth Dike

Lloyd Kenneth Dike

Bristol

        Lloyd Kenneth Dike,77, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at his home in Bristol.

        He was born November 24, 1946 in Barre the son of Kenneth and Evelyn (Carpenter) Dike. The oldest of 5, he grew up in Bristol on the property his family has owned for more than 120 years. This is where he lived with his wife, Lynn, for 31 years. He attended Bristol schools, VTC and UVM, where he received an Associate Degree in Agriculture and a BS Degree in Animal Science. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, and was stationed in Thailand for 18 months.

        He began his working career on dairy farms and as a milk tester for the DHIA for several years. His main career was 30 years as a Rural Letter Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). He delivered mail in the towns of Bristol, Monkton, Starksboro, Lincoln, and New Haven. After retirement from USPS, he worked on berry farms and at a winery picking grapes. In 2009 he became a Licensed Nursing Assistant and worked at Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center for a few years.

        Lloyd is survived by his wife Lynn; three step-children Kelly Norris (Dan), Richard Gray Jr., Matthew Gray (Jenn Ploeger).  His grandchildren Courtney Carr, Rhiana Carr, Adrienne Carr, Alexander Gray, Gabriel Clark and Asher Gray who gave him his favorite name, “Papa”! His siblings Rebecca Johnson, Robert Dike, Jay (LeeAnn) Dike and Geoffrey (Lisa) Dike. He also had several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He is predeceased by his parents and nephew, Aaron Johnson.

        Visiting hours were held from 2 to 5 p.m. on  Saturday, December 30th at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. A Celebration of Life will be held in October during the family’s annual Cider Weekend event. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Addison County Fair & Field Days: 1790 Field Days Rd, Vergennes, VT, 05491. To send online condolences to his family please visit www.brownmcclayfuneralhomes.com

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Kelly
2 months ago

He was the best!!

John & Lois Burbank
2 months ago

Lynn, Please accept our sincere condolences in the passing of Lloyd. May the blessing of our Lord be yours during this time.

Mary Beerworth
2 months ago

What sad news! We so enjoyed the time we had to know him. Praying for you Lynn and all who loved this sweet gentle man.

Tom Hughes
2 months ago

Oh, no! I had the utmost respect for Lloyd. May God be with Lynn and all the family!

Norman Boyden
1 month ago

Dear Lynn, I just learned of Lloyd’s passing. With Deepest Sympathy I send my thoughts and prays.
May the Peace and Love of God comfort you.

With Blessings and Peace
Norman “Pat” Boyden
Chaplain

The Malloy Family
1 month ago

Lynn and family, we are very sorry to hear of Lloyd’s passing. He was such a nice man and we are grateful to have known him. May he rest in peace.

Brown Mcclay Funeral Homes