CRAMERTON - William Floyd Best, 71, died at his residence on May 6, 2009.
He was born in Gaston County, son of the late Brady Howard and Catherine Rankin Best.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Lois Hudgins Best.
Mr. Best retired from Public Service of North Carolina and the City of Gastonia. He was a member of Sandy Plains Baptist Church, Gastonia.
He is survived by his daughter, Gwendolyn Best and fiancé, Mark Osborne of Vale; one sister, Kay Best Herman and husband Jim of Lincolnton; one brother: Tommy Best and wife Patricia of Gastonia, aunt Ruth Bjerke of Charlotte, two nieces Gina Moose and Lisa Haskins, nephew Brad Best and loving friend Nellie Covington
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Dallas Funeral Home, 212 W. Trade Street, Dallas
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Sandy Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, 5323 Union Road, Gastonia with Pastor Steve Hensley officiat-ing.
The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of Gaston County, P. O. Box 3984, Gastonia, N.C. 28054
E-mail condolences to: email@example.com attn: Best family or you may sign a guest book at: www.mem.com
Dallas Funeral Home is serving the Best family.