Funeral services for Robert Samuel “Bob” Floyd will be held Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel in Newton with Rev. M. L. Agnew, Rev. Charles Kamper Floyd, Jr. and Rev. Helen Tester officiating. Burial will be in Enterprise Cemetery. James F. Webb Funeral Home in Newton is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Floyd, 87, of Lawrence, died Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at his residence. Robert Samuel Floyd was born on April 9, 1922 in Meridian to the late John Samuel Joseph Floyd, Sr., and Anna Rebekah Kamper Floyd. He was a graduate of Meridian High School, Meridian Community College, Brigham Young University and The University of Southern Mississippi. He also attended the American School of Art in Chicago. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served in World War II. He was an active member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Newton. He was an active member of the Newton Lions Club, and a former member of the Lake-Lawrence Lions Club and the Meridian Lions Club. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Woodmen of the World. He was a former school teacher in Citrus Heights, CA and Orange Vale, CA. He was also a retired service officer for the Veterans Administration for Newton County.
Survivors include: his wife: Thelma D. Floyd of Lawrence; sons: Robert Samuel Floyd, Jr. of Sacremento, CA; Ross Lee Floyd of Lawrence; step sons: Jack Lewis Dean, Jr. of Lawrence; Thomas C. Dean of Lake; one daughter: Laurie Floyd Herrington of Vicksburg; step-daughters: Gail Parnell and Jeanette Stamper, both of Meridian; one brother: John Samuel Joseph Floyd, Jr. of Natchez; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews;
He was preceded in death by: his parents: John Samuel Joseph Floyd, Sr. and Anna Rebekah Kamper Floyd; his brothers: Charles Kamper Floyd, Sr. and Herman Ronald Floyd; his sisters: Ann Cora “Coty” Floyd Huggins Underwood, Dorothy Kamper Floyd Gavern and Josephine “Jo” Grady Floyd Agnew Davis.
Pallbearers will be members of the Newton Lions Club. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Woodmen of the World, and other members not serving as active pallbearers of the Newton Lions Club.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to a favorite charity.
Visitation will be Friday, May 29, 2009, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home in Newton.