If I wanted to describe my grandfather and give you the best summary of what kind of man he was, I would say this. If a man broke into his house with the intent of causing him and/or his family harm, my grandfather would proceed to stop him, kick the man's ass until the man submitted, keep the man subdued until the police got there, and before the police could put the man in the police car to take him to jail, my grandfather would stop them saying "wait, wait!" And he would walk up to he man and he would say "Do you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior?" And he would not let them leave until he had his chance to make sure that man knew who Jesus Christ was. It didn't matter who you were or what you had done before with your life. He made sure that everyone that he came into contact with was going to at least hear Jesus' name and hear what Jesus was about. He was the prime example of what a Christian was, but also though as nails, and as strong as Christ can make them. So in his honor, because it is what he would want me to do for him, I will ask all of you, my friends.....do you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior?
Pastor Lloyd Frank Hartman, 1935-2023, loving husband, caring Father, mightiest warrior for Christ, and the best grandfather that God could have ever blessed me with.
I love you Grandpa.
Rev. Lloyd “Frank” Hartman, 87, passed away on September 4, 2023, at his residence.
Lloyd was born on September 16, 1935, in Lima, Ohio to Cecil and Lucille (Scholl) Hartman. On March 6, 1955, he married Beverly Binkley who survives.
Lloyd was a 1953 Shawnee High School graduate and a Midwestern Baptist College graduate where he received an Honorary Doctor Degree. He was a pastor for many years in Olathe, KS, he then pastored at Elida Cornerstone Baptist. Lloyd really served the Lord and enjoyed talking to people and fishing.
Along with his wife, he is survived by his children, Rebecca (Marc) Rinker, Frank (Karen) Hartman, Donald (Danelle) Hartman, and Rick (Tracy) Hartman; many grandchildren, and many great- grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jon Hartman; and sisters, Evelyn Dillon, Maxine Doesk, Delores Cook, Donna Weaver, and JoAnne Rumbaugh.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2023, at Bluelick Bible Church, Lima, Ohio. A funeral service will follow at 12 p.m. Pastor Jim Neighbors will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bluelick Bible Church.
Arrangements handled by Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.