Loyd "Tiny" Applegate, 89, of Indio died Jan. 27, 2004, in Indio.
He was born May 17, 1914, to Claud and Cora Gibson Applegate in Arkansas. He married Eleanor Juanita Layton-Edwards on Oct. 7, 2000, in Palm Dessert.
He was a sales manager at Les Cox Richfield Co. for 11 years and owned a gas station and garage in Coachella for 15 years.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor of Indio; two stepdaughters, Joan Malcolm of Riverside and Patsy Hjalmarson of Pine Top, Ariz.; his son, Leon of Modesto; his brother, Henry of Arkansas; and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at FitzHenry Funeral Home in Indio.A service will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Palm Desert.Burial will be at Pioneer Cemetery in San Bernardino with FitzHenry Funeral Home Indio in charge of arrangements.The family suggests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.