Earl Lloyd was much more than a professional basketball player. He was a leader, a pioneer, a veteran, an educator, an executive, a husband, a father, a grandfather and, for those lucky enough to know him, a true friend. He was modest and with a smile always willing to help anyone. Earl personified intelligence, grace, elegance and kindness. A memorial service to celebrate Earl's life will be held March 28, 2015, at 1 p.m. at Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church, 130 Towne Center Way, Crossville, TN 38571. Dr. Leonard Markham, senior pastor, will officiate. Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.