On Monday, October 14, 2013, Floyd Quentin Enfinger sailed his final voyage to family who welcomed him to Heaven's shore. Floyd was born March 6, 1922 into the family of Lewis Thompson Enfinger and Jessie Ora Steadham Enfinger, the second of six children.
His parents, brothers Adrian and Alvin, and sister Ora Dean Enfinger Bailey preceded his departure.
Raised on a Depression Era farm in Chumuckla, Florida, he learned to accept great responsibility at an early age. Achieving independence began by entering the CCC program in April of 1940 and moving from that to a 20-year career in the United States Navy that began on November 8 of the same year.
Floyd met Gloria Atkinson, a young North Carolina farm girl, while he was on leave in Washington, D.C. and she was out on the lawn of the capital grounds. Knowing each other only a month and 2 days, they were married on June 21, 1946.
Floyd served 20 years active duty before returning to his home in Chumuckla, Santa Rosa County. He became a farmer and worked for 22 years before retiring at American Cyanamid in 1984. Floyd continued to farm for an additional 10 years. He retained much of his equipment, not failing to have a garden to share with others for many years.
He is survived by his wife - Gloria; 5 children - Jennifer Freeman, Floyd Q. Enfinger, Jr., Neal Christopher (Sandy) Enfinger, Beverly (Rob) Donnell, and Teressa (Bruce) Wedlund; 13 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, including special friends Vic Campbell and Greg Cotton.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:30AM on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the Lewis Funeral Home - Pace Chapel with Pastors David Rowan (Faith Baptist Church, Milton) and Tom Sharron (Chumuckla Community Methodist Church, Chumuckla) officiating. Burial will follow in Barrancas National Cemetery at 2:00PM. The Patriot Riders will provide veteran honor escort.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 PM on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the Lewis Funeral Home - Pace Chapel. The American Legion and VFW were present to honor his service.
Lewis Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
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Published by the Pensacola News Journal on Oct. 17, 2013.