Floyd B. Sellars

August 25, 1930 - January 27, 2014
Floyd B. Sellars


Floyd B. Sellars, age 83 of Leland passed away Monday, January 27, 2014.

He was born on August 25, 1930. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Thomas Sellars and Lydia Ganey Sellars.

Floyd was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Leland, and served as a Deacon and Sunday school teacher for many years. He lived in Leland for most of his life, and most everyone in the community knew and loved him. Floyd served as a Brunswick County Court Magistrate for many years, and he was involved in many community activities including the Leland Rescue Squad, and was proud of being the first and only one-arm EMT. He never let his handicap stop him from doing anything he wanted to do, or helping anyone that needed him.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Betty Holmes Sellars; sister, Gracie White of Leland and sister-in-law Oneil Holmes of Leland; two daughters, Patsy Jean Smith Sellars Duvall and husband Richard of Leland, and Janet Lee Smith Maricle and husband Todd of Verona, MO; his beloved grandchildren, Amie Brown (Chad), and Richard Duvall, Jr. (Shannon); six precious great grandchildren, Savannah, James, John, Will, Mason, and Brantley.

Funeral services will be held 12:30 PM, Saturday, February 1, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Leland, 517 Village Road. The family will see friends starting at 11 am until the service time. Burial will follow the service in the Church Cemetery.

Honorary Pallbears will be active and inactive Deacons of First Baptist Church of Leland.

In lieu of flowers memorial donation may be made to Leland Christian Academy.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, Village Road Chapel, 525 Village Rd., Leland, NC 28451 910.383.3511


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  • January 28, 2014
    Dan & Shirley Caison says:
    We are sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you and Family members in our thoughts and Prayers. We Pray that God will continue to give each of you the Strength and Comfort that you need. Sending our Regards and Love. The Caison's

  • January 28, 2014
    Michael Courtney says:
    To Miss Betty and the family. . . Even though our lives feel great sorrow we all know where he is, and I am sure God will give you the strength to guide you through.Floyd will be remembered to those of us that knew him as a true legend in his own time.His accomplishments were nothing short of miraculas. Now heaven has a steel guitar player.. With love your friend Michaelc3

  • January 28, 2014
    Martha Mintz says:
    Ronald and I are so sorry for your loss. He was an inspirational Christian man. My fondest memories of Mr. Floyd was watching and listening to him play the steel guitar, and most of all singing at our wedding. He was a talented and wonderful person. He will be missed. Ronald & Martha Mintz

  • January 28, 2014
    Jackie Lancaster Anderson says:
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping the family in my prayers.

  • January 29, 2014
    Lynn Hall says:
    Mr.Floyd was a wonderful inspiration to All who knew him. He always had a listening ear and a smile on his face. He touched those that knew him by his humble, sweet spirit. He was a great example nor a true man of God and his life showed his love for his Heavenly Father. He will be missed by so many people for he touched many people's life's by his sweet, humbled spirit. To Sweet Mrs.Betty, Patsy, Ricky, Amy, Richard, all his sweet grands and the entire family... I pray God helps you through these very difficult times. Love and Hugs!!