The Obit For John Floyd

John Floyd

Published in The Augusta Chronicle on November 11, 2012

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. - Memorial services for John Price Fuzzy Floyd, 66, will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Phil Lavender officiating.

Private burial will follow at a later date at Ft. Jackson National Cemetery.

Visitation will follow the funeral service.

Memorials may be made to Trinity UMC Building Fund 1132 Gunter Circle West Columbia, SC 29169.

Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel is assisting the family.

Mr. Floyd passed away Friday, November 9, 2012. Born in Augusta, GA, he was a son of the late Marion Carter and Jewel Adams Floyd. He was a member of Trinity UMC, where he was a President of the Methodist Men, Chairman of Church Council, involved with Meals on Wheels, was a Lay Minister and Pastored at the Oliver Gospel Mission. He retired from the SC Aeronautics Commission after 33 years and also retired from Army National Guard after 22 years.

He played Basketball and Baseball at Augusta College, pitched for the Pittsburg Pirates from 1964 to 1970, and umpired Collegiate Baseball for 22 years. Mr. Floyd was inducted into the North Augusta Hall of Fame and was part-owner of the Palmetto Collegiate Umpires Association. He was honored at the dedication of the new USC Baseball Umpires Locker Room with a plaque bearing his name, Fuzzy Floyd.

An avid woodworker, he loved working with his hands and was a true cowboy at heart.

Survivors include his wife, Kaye Stevens Floyd, daughters, Brandi Diane Floyd, Breana Dawn Floyd, Brooke Denise Floyd and Lisa Ann Lichenburg (Jay), brother, Marion Carter Floyd (Jan), sisters, Penny Carter and Sherry Withers (Jerry), grandchildren, Evan Bitzas-Floyd, Jacob Lewis-Floyd, Cara Trask, Niko Bitzas-Floyd, John Michael Floyd and Will Lichenburg, his mother-in-law, Regis Stevens and his beloved dog, Jackson.