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Russell Frost Floyd III

1956 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Russell Frost Floyd, III

Russell Frost Floyd, III, age 55 of Flippin, passed away Thursday at his residence. He was born September 3, 1956 in Hollywood, Florida to Russell and Helen Reynolds Floyd.

Russ served one year in the Air Force and four years in the Navy. He was a finish carpenter by trade and after becoming disabled he returned to school to receive his Bachelors Degree. He then discovered his true professional passion was teaching and taught robotics and Autocad at Arkansas State University Mountain Home and North Arkansas Collage. He truly enjoyed helping people and this led him to serve five years as the Marion County Veteran Service Officer. Russ retired from teaching to be with his family, become a goat farmer and a grandpa.

Russ is survived by his wife Connie, of the home; two sons: Preston Floyd of New Albany, Indiana and Kertis Hilton of Springfield, Missouri; one daughter: Patsy (Andy) Smith of Flippin; six grandchildren: Nicole, Jacod and Luke Smith, Aiden Floyd, and Kayla and Tyler Hilton; one brother Doug Grooms of Flippin; and three nephews Nicholas, Tyler and Kaleb Grooms. He is preceded in death by his parents and his mother-in-law.

A memorial service will be held 2:00pm Tuesday, January 17 at Riverside Church of Christ in Gassville.

Arrangements are by Twin Lakes Cremation Society and Funeral Home.

Published in Baxter Bulletin on Jan. 17, 2012
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