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Kenneth J. Floyd, Sr.

April 20, 1942 ~ August 10, 2019 (age 77)

Life Story

Mr. Kenneth “Junior” Floyd, Sr., 77, of Elkhart, passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 at 2 :17 am at the emergency department at Elkhart General Hospital following a sudden illness.

He was born in Glendale, WV on Apr. 20, 1942 to the late Kenneth A. and Lorenia (Starley) Floyd and is survived by his wife, Phyllis “Pat”.

Also surviving is are his children Gary (Katie Crisostomo) Floyd, Kenneth “KJ” (Mollie Wright) Floyd, Lucas Baker, Heidi (Brian) Emerson, Melinda (Scott) Briesacker, Susan (the late Gabe) Clestine, Mary Alice (Daniel) Briesacker and Theresa Christine Floyd; brothers Russell (Shirley) Glasscock, Barry (Nancy) Floyd and David Starkey; sister Beverly (Stanley) Curtis; special friend Eileen McCory; his good buddy from West Virginia Homer Spears, and a host of grands, great-grands and loving extended family. Preceding him in death are siblings Tom Glasscock, Gary Floyd, Charlotte Purdy and son Kenny Floyd.

In accordance with Junior’s wishes, cremation has taken place with services being held at a later date. Billings Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Elkhart has been assisting the family with arrangements.

Junior was a down home, funny, outgoing sort of person who enjoyed life’s simpler pleasures like waving to folks from his front porch as they passed by and picking blackberries in the summer. His sense of humor always made him the life of the party, and he loved to sing along to country music although it was painfully obvious to those around him that he couldn’t carry a note. He was an avid fisherman when he could get out, he enjoyed spending time with his pit bull “Gary”, and will be best remembered for having a heart of gold, which was reflected by his final selfless act of being an organ donor.

On-line condolences can reach the family at the funeral home’s website and memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

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Cremation has taken place

Altera Cremation Services
812 Baldwin St
Elkhart, IN 46514

Services at a Later Date


American Heart Association
300 S. Riverside Plaza, Ste. 1200, Chicago IL 60606-6637

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