Mr. Lloyd G. Minter, 94, retired General Counsel, Senior Vice President and past member of the Board of Directors of Phillips Petroleum Company, died on Friday, January 4, 2013 at his retirement residence in Tulsa, Okla. A memorial service for Mr. Minter will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Bartlesville, Okla., with Dr. William “Bill” Cook and Dr. Sam Storms officiating.
Lloyd G. Minter was born in Pocasset, Okla. on November 2, 1918 to Chester and Millie Minter. He received his bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1940 and earned his juris doctorate from the University of Oklahoma in 1943. He joined Phillips Petroleum Company’s legal staff in 1943. He retired from Phillips in 1978, after serving the company for 35 years. He later served as Counsel to the Tulsa law firm of Boone, Smith, Davis and Hearst from 1978-1989.
He was married to Betty Edwards in Oklahoma City on August 8, 1947. Lloyd and Betty had been Bartlesville residents since 1949 before moving to Montereau Retirement Resort in Tulsa in 2006. Betty preceded him in death on July 6, 2007 following 60 years of marriage. They had been members of the First Baptist Church in Bartlesville for more than 50 years. Lloyd is a former chairman of the church’s board of deacons and taught a Sunday school class for 50 years.
During his military service in the U.S. Army in World War II, Minter was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, the Bronze Star, three Battle Stars and the Purple Heart for wounds received in battle.
Minter served five terms on OBU’s Board of Trustees, including three terms as Chairman. He served on three OBU presidential nominating committees. In 1961, Minter received OBU’s Alumni Achievement Award and is included in the OBU Paul Dickinson School of Business Hall of Fame. He sponsored the Minter Lectureship at OBU for students studying business. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Southern Baptist Foundation Corporation.
Minter served on the Board of Governors of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Board of the University of Oklahoma Law Center. He was admitted as attorney and counselor of the U.S. Supreme Court. He served as chairman of the Bartlesville Community Center Trust Authority and the Washington County Equalization and Excise Board. He is listed in Who’s Who in American Lawyers and Who’s Who in America.
Lloyd had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed the fellowship of his many friends cultivated over the years. He was a devoted family man and an inspiration to his children and grandchildren through his exemplary life and his many Christian, civic and philanthropic pursuits. His loving memory will always be in the hearts of his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Agnes Stipe. Lloyd is survived by one son, George A. Minter and his wife Debbie of Overland Park, Kan.; two daughters, Marilyn Minter of Santa Fe, N.M., and Nancy Welch of Bartlesville; grandsons Christopher Minter, Spencer Welch; granddaughter Julie Welch; sister-in-law Tsianina Storms and numerous nieces and nephews.
The memorial service is under the direction of Arnold Moore & Neekamp Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Bartlesville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children. Those who would like to make a donation may do so in care of their office at 3800 North May Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73112.