Donald Lee Floyd
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Donald Lee Floyd passed on March 29th, 2013 after a short, but valiant battle with cancer.
Don was the first of nine born to Thurman and Myrtle (Bolin) Floyd on January 24, 1934 on a farm near Halltown, Missouri. He spent his youth in and around Halltown and graduated from Ash Grove High School in 1951. Venturing into the working world, Don worked for Springfield Garment Factory and Welsh Packing Company until his service to his Country was called upon in 1956. While stationed in the Army at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Don met and married Christene Rogers on October 3, 1956.
After six years of service, including two years of active duty, Don was honorably discharged and went back to his life as a working citizen. He worked for Swift Ice Cream Company before building a career in the world of finance for 31 years, working in Borg-Warner Acceptance (Trans America Financial) until his retirement in 1999.
As an avid Recreational Vehicle enthusiast, Don enjoyed his retirement by traveling throughout the country. He and Chris had several places to call home, including Springfield and Buffalo, MO; Sioux Falls, SD; and Minneapolis, MN. They also spent warm winters in San Marcus, TX. In his later years, Don also enjoyed singing along side his wife at their local jam sessions.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, and three sisters. He is survived by his wife, Chris; sons Roger (Michele), Lynn, Bryce (Jodi), Ryan (Annie); daughter, Lauren (Spencer); brothers Earl Wayne, Berl; sisters Shirley, Kay and Janice; and grandchildren, Dustin, Travis, Dillon, Amanda, Baylee, Margaret, Olivia, Marlie, and Lainey and Liam to be here soon.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 2nd at 1:00 pm in the Montgomery-Viets Chapel. Burial will be in Union Mound Cemetery with Reverend Dale Skiles officiating. Music provided by Kenneth and Tyler Larimore, and Larry Zinn. Escorts were sons Rogers, Lynn, Bryce, Ryan, and grandsons Dustin and Dillon.
Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home - Buffalo
303 N. Maple St. Buffalo, MO 65622
Published in the News-Leader on Apr. 2, 2013