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 Bobby John Floyd

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Bobby John Floyd

Birth
Paris, Lamar County, Texas, USA
Death
6 Feb 2011 (aged 68)
Paris, Lamar County, Texas, USA
Burial
Burial Details Unknown. Specifically: Unknown
Memorial ID
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Bobby John Floyd, 68, of Paris passed away on February 6, 2011 at his home with his devoted and loving family at his bedside. He endured a battle with cancer, and courageously kept a positive attitude. ""I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith"" II Tim 4:7. A celebration of life, in his honor, is scheduled for Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the Paris Church of God. Officiating is Pastor Doug Holt.

A lifetime resident of Lamar County, he was born June 14, 1942, in Paris, Texas, the son of the late Dempsey William Floyd and Velma Aleene Pettit Floyd. He graduated from East Lamar High School. He was married to and is survived by his wife Janet Lou Westbrook; three children, son, Robert Scott Floyd and wife, Dashielle; two daughters, Kristi Lea Burnham and husband, Jeff, Natalie Brooke Hare and husband, Seth; four grandchildren, Kaitlyn Leann Burnham, Sydney Danielle Floyd, Ryder Scott Floyd, Jon Kip Floyd; brother, Gary Dean Floyd; aunt, Vivian Rebecca Day; brother-in-law, Larry Westbrook and wife, Zara, and mother-in-law, Dorotha Abbott. Bobby had a pleasing personality which gave way to his friendliness. He never met a stranger. He was blessed with many talents and sought to develop them.

As a young lad, he was a self made entrepreneur. At the young age of fourteen, he became a member of his first band, ""The Star Dusters"". This began a life long love and career as a bass guitarist. He then formed and joined the ""Quintet"", along with Paul Hutchins, Gary Huggins, Mickey Huggins, and Lana Prichard. Bobby also graduated Barber College at the age of 19. He became one of the ""three B?s"" as he worked endlessly with Butch Smith and Benny Lovell.

He had a true passion for home building and developed his own company, BJ Floyd Construction, where he supervised the building of residential homes in the Paris and surrounding areas, including Oak Creek, Primrose and Morningside. He had a diverse list of pleasures at different intervals. He was happy with his family and friends as they shared his interests in sports and hobbies. Bobby enjoyed sailing, water skiing, antique cars, announcing the races at the Paris Drag Strip, and riding his Harley with his friends?just to name a few. During the last couple of years, he promoted, along with Bobby Slagle, ?Friday Night Cruising on the Plaza?. Bobby?s children and grandchildren refer to him as ""Happy Pappy"", as he was always happy and full of life.

The Floyd family extends heartfelt gratitude to many friends and family members who have given such wonderful love and support. He will be missed by many!

Bobby John Floyd, 68, of Paris passed away on February 6, 2011 at his home with his devoted and loving family at his bedside. He endured a battle with cancer, and courageously kept a positive attitude. ""I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith"" II Tim 4:7. A celebration of life, in his honor, is scheduled for Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the Paris Church of God. Officiating is Pastor Doug Holt.

A lifetime resident of Lamar County, he was born June 14, 1942, in Paris, Texas, the son of the late Dempsey William Floyd and Velma Aleene Pettit Floyd. He graduated from East Lamar High School. He was married to and is survived by his wife Janet Lou Westbrook; three children, son, Robert Scott Floyd and wife, Dashielle; two daughters, Kristi Lea Burnham and husband, Jeff, Natalie Brooke Hare and husband, Seth; four grandchildren, Kaitlyn Leann Burnham, Sydney Danielle Floyd, Ryder Scott Floyd, Jon Kip Floyd; brother, Gary Dean Floyd; aunt, Vivian Rebecca Day; brother-in-law, Larry Westbrook and wife, Zara, and mother-in-law, Dorotha Abbott. Bobby had a pleasing personality which gave way to his friendliness. He never met a stranger. He was blessed with many talents and sought to develop them.

As a young lad, he was a self made entrepreneur. At the young age of fourteen, he became a member of his first band, ""The Star Dusters"". This began a life long love and career as a bass guitarist. He then formed and joined the ""Quintet"", along with Paul Hutchins, Gary Huggins, Mickey Huggins, and Lana Prichard. Bobby also graduated Barber College at the age of 19. He became one of the ""three B?s"" as he worked endlessly with Butch Smith and Benny Lovell.

He had a true passion for home building and developed his own company, BJ Floyd Construction, where he supervised the building of residential homes in the Paris and surrounding areas, including Oak Creek, Primrose and Morningside. He had a diverse list of pleasures at different intervals. He was happy with his family and friends as they shared his interests in sports and hobbies. Bobby enjoyed sailing, water skiing, antique cars, announcing the races at the Paris Drag Strip, and riding his Harley with his friends?just to name a few. During the last couple of years, he promoted, along with Bobby Slagle, ?Friday Night Cruising on the Plaza?. Bobby?s children and grandchildren refer to him as ""Happy Pappy"", as he was always happy and full of life.

The Floyd family extends heartfelt gratitude to many friends and family members who have given such wonderful love and support. He will be missed by many!

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