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William Ellis Floyd
February 23, 1933 ~ December 26, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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William Ellis Floyd, 90, of Wallace, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2023 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 23, 1933 in Smithfield to the late Ernie Linzy and Opal Willow (Glover) Floyd.
He worked for WV State Roads as a foreman and mechanic. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather with a heart of gold. He instilled his wisdom, love and fighting spirit in all his children and grandchildren. Through them, his legacy will continue. He fought through and overcame so many battles including war, cancer, several strokes and other health issues. He was our Hero. After all his battles, he continued living a good life. He was a hard worker. Loved mowing grass, working on vehicles, fishing, hunting and really enjoyed spending time with his family and watching his grandchildren play sports. He was a diehard Trump supporter and WVU fan. He was a warrior in this life and now he’s an angel in the next one. He will be sadly missed and forever truly loved by his entire family.
William is survived by his soulmate and loving wife of 68 years, Violet Rae (Price) Floyd of Wallace; five children: William and Cynthia Floyd of Wallace, Karen and Brad Moore of Shinnston, Wayman and Sara Floyd of Wallace, Jeannie Evans of Wallace and Marsha Haddix of Owings; ten grandchildren: Johnny and Britney Evans of Wallace, TJ and Kristy McCullough of Flemington, Heather Moore of Grafton, Stephanie and Justin Mayle of Shinnston, Malissa and Derrick White of Wallace, Brittany Evans of Wallace, Lindsay and BJ Adams of Reedsville, Vincent Floyd of Wallace, Julia Jones of Wallace and Leanna and Sam Haddix of Shinnston; twenty four great grandchildren: Chase, Paige, Liam, Trinity, Travis and Brady McCullough of OH, Cierra, Chloe and Talon Evans of Wallace, Zaden and Daxleigh of Wallace, Jake Arbogast and Shianne Moore of Shinnston, Hunter, Elijah, Emmalou, Christopher, Paisley, Derringer and Halleigh of Wallace, Hayden and Kayson Mayle of Shinnston and Madison and Landon Adams of Reedsville and several great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by four brothers: Ernest, Wesley, Clark and Ardel Floyd; two sisters: Kate Lowe and Alice Dotson; three grandchildren: James and Tasha Floyd and Wayman Floyd, Jr.; three great grandchildren: Braylie Moore, Logan Evans and Gracie May Floyd; one son in law, Richard Haddix and one grandson in law, Michael Moore.
Family and friends will be received at Dorsey Funeral Home, 701 S. Pike St., Shinnston, on Friday, December 29, 2023 from 11:00am until 1:00pm, time of service, with Pastor Jim Glaspell officiating. Interment will follow to Wallace Lions Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by United States Army and Marion County Honor Guard.
Dorsey Funeral Home is honored to be handling the arrangements for the Floyd family.