Mr. Franklin Floyd, age 76, of Vidalia, died Sunday, October 18, 2020, in Meadows Health in Vidalia after an extended illness. He was born in Dublin, raised in Jesup and was a 1961 graduate of Wayne County High School. He attended Middle Georgia College in Cochran and Georgia Southern College where was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity. He served in the Army National Guard and was a member of the American Legion. Mr. Floyd was in the propane industry for thirty-five years, including as store manager of Ferrell Gas of Vidalia. He was past President of the Coffee County Jaycees and was a life member of the Elks. He was a life member of the Vidalia/Lyons Moose Lodge #1281, serving two terms as governor and was currently serving his third term. He was chosen Moose of the Year in 2015. He attended the First United Methodist Church of Jesup. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Franklin Floyd, Sr. and Wilhelmena Greenway Floyd.
Mr. Floyd is survived by his wife of fifty-two years, Deanna Dowdy Floyd of Vidalia; three sons, James F. Floyd III and wife Sandra of Lyons, John Floyd and wife Deana of Claxton, and Jason Floyd of Vidalia; one brother, John Wayne Floyd and wife Tracy of Ailey; four grandchildren, Hunter Floyd, Lauren Floyd, Jenna Floyd and Allie Floyd; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5:00 until 8:00.
A graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 21st, at 11:00 a.m. in Lakeview Memorial Gardens with Reverend Jim Smith officiating.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Moose Haven or Moose Heart, P.O. Box 544, Vidalia, GA 30475.
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