August 30, 2023

Lloyd J. "Pinky" Moreland Jr., 82, of rural Staunton, Ill., formerly of Livingston, died with his daughter by his side on Monday, Aug. 21, 2023, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. He was born April 13, 1941, at his aunt and uncles’s home in Germantown, the son of the late Lloyd “Muggs” Moreland Sr. and the late Pansy (Steward) Moreland. He married Joyce Haas on July 3, 1959, in East St. Louis, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 27, 2005.

Lloyd was employed with Granite City Steel for 42½ years throughout many different departments, as well as being a heavy duty equipment operator with the Operating Engineers Local #520 until his retirement on Nov. 1, 2001. He was a special patrolman for the Livingston Police Department from 1976 to 1977 and served as mayor of Livingston from 1977 to 1981, as well as police commissioner and was a proud member of the NRA. He enjoyed fishing, riding motorcycles with his son-in-law, family gatherings and reunions, swinging on his porch swing, and going to his grandkids' sporting events, as well as spending time with friends and family.

He is survived by his daughter, Debra (Bud) Hearn; four grandchildren, Kendra, Christopher, Keith (fiancé Elizabeth), and Tanner; several great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Donna (Moreland) Miller; two nieces, Melissa Hunt and Sherry (Sean) Spano; and numerous other nieces, nephews, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his sons, Kenneth Moreland, Eric Moreland; daughter-in-law, Tina Moreland; grandson, David Moreland; brother, Melvin Moreland; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Louis and Thelma Haas Sr.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. Funeral services will take place on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 11:30 a.m. at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton, with burial in New Spangle Cemetery near Livingston.

Memorials are suggested to either Staunton Area Ambulance Service, Livingston-Williamson Fire Department/Olive Fire Station, or to Staunton VFW Post #1241. To leave an on-line condolence, visit

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