Dec. 17, 1949-Feb. 27, 2018
Service: 2 p.m. Monday, March 5, Bland-Hackleman Chapel. Burial: El Dorado Springs City Cemetery
Mr. Floyd, 68, El Dorado Springs, died Tuesday, Feb. 27. He was born to Cecil E. and Artie V. (Hicks) Floyd and was the youngest of twin sons.
He spent his childhood in El Dorado Springs attending school, graduating in 1967. Two weeks before graduation, his twin brother Jerry and their mother died in a tragic car accident. He was enrolled in School of the Ozarks where he attended and worked for two years. He then joined the U.S. Navy and spent most of his tour in Adak, Alaska. After an honorable discharge, he settled in Illinois and worked in law enforcement, becoming police chief in Abingdon, Illinois. He also was in retail business with Walmart and Kmart before deciding to continue his education in human services.
Moving to Fayetteville, Arkanas, he attended the University of Arkansas and his degrees allowed him to be a registered nurse, some as a flight nurse, and then Division of Family Social Services.
Survivors include a brother, Gene Floyd and wife Kay of El Dorado Springs; three nieces, Jeanne Janes, Jennifer Floyd and Sandy Cary and husband Carlos, all of El Dorado Springs; two nephews, Jason Floyd and wife Tammy of El Dorado Springs and Bryan Floyd and wife Barb of Joplin; uncles and aunts, Jim Floyd and Lawrence Hicks of El Dorado Springs, Tommy Floyd and wife Lois of Fordland, Donna Hicks of El Dorado Springs and Edna Floyd Cowan of Kansas City; and many cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil E. and Artie (Hicks) Floyd; a twin brother, Jerry Floyd; grandparents, Art and Lizzie Hicks and D.E. “Dutch” and Lizzie Floyd.
The Rev. Joe Trussell officiated under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to help the family with expenses and left at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at www.blandhackleman.com.