Object Type: Record
In Collection: Oral History Digital Collection
Oral history.; Born on October 20, 1939, in Sandy Ridge, Lowndes County, Alabama, Mr. Loyce Searight moved with his family to Biloxi, Mississippi, in March of 1947. He graduated from M.F. Nichols High School and went on to earn several other degrees and qualifications. He was a member of the United States Army where he graduated from the U.S. Army Reserves First Sergeant Academy. From November, 1966, to November, 1994, he worked as an electrical worker, including power plant supervisor of plant operations. As a businessman specializing in retail sales, he owned and operated his own newsstand in Biloxi, Mississippi. He was a transportation specialist in the U.S. Army Reserves, a Unit First Sergeant, 296th Transportation Company, Brookhaven, Mississippi, as an E-8 with thirty years of service. Mr. Searight is a member of several organizations and has received numerous awards.