Eugene Ross Floyd, Sr., age 91, passed gently from his earthly life Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCare.
He was born June 13, 1929 in Robeson County to Eldra Moore Floyd, Sr. and Susan Augusta Blake Floyd. In addition to his parents Eugene was preceded in death by his son, Eugene Ross Floyd, Jr.; and siblings, E. M. Floyd, Jr., Margurite Lennon, Lawerence Floyd, Druid Floyd, Betty Hinson and Christabel Britt.
Eugene is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Sophia Kelley Floyd; daughter, Kelly Marie Jacobs and husband, Jerry; daughter-in-law, Lorie Floyd Daniel and husband, Brian; grandchildren, Aaron Floyd, William Floyd, Ivy Floyd, Doyle Retherford and wife, Rebecca, Jeri "Nicki" Jacobs, and Matt Jacobs and wife, Brooke; great grandson, Griffin Retherford; sister, Kathleen Edwards; many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Eugene served his country honorably in the US Navy. He was a faithful longtime member of Atkinson Baptist Church where he served generously with his time and Christian values in numerous capacities. He was a member of Atkinson Lodge 612 A.F. & A.M. and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 280 where he filled many positions through the years. For several years, Eugene served on the Board of Directors for Matthew 25 Center in Burgaw and he served on several Boards of organizations in Bladen County.
Eugene’s quiet faith and thankfulness for all his blessings spoke clearly to family and friends. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was a farmer by career and so enjoyed tilling the soil, especially for his vegetable garden that he so generously shared the fruits of his labor with many folks. He lived his life by a simple creed: Do justice, love your neighbor and walk humbly with God. Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter into your rest.
A graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Kelley Cemetery, Longview Road, Kelly. The Rev. Kenneth Smith will conduct the service.
Casketbearers will be Stephen Simpson, Drake Smith, David Conner, Roger Williamson, Bill Moore and Carlton Henry.
Masonic rites will be accorded by Atkinson Lodge 612 A.F. & A.M.
At the cemetery following the service the family will have a time of visitation.
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A service of Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel.
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