William E. Floyd

March 13, 1950 - December 31, 2009
William E. Floyd

William Ellison Floyd, 59 of Whiteville passed away December 31, 2009 after an extended illness.

Bill was born to Henry and Mary Floyd on March 13, 1950 in Opelika, Alabama. His parents preceded him in death.

He was a 1967 graduate of Opelika High School, and a 1972 graduate of Auburn University receiving a B.S. in Business. Bill worked in the Hardware Industry for over 43 years with the last 3 years at Council Tool Company. He was a past president of the Jaycees and awarded a lifetime membership. He was the treasurer of the Carolina Ramblers, a professional Business Association. Bill was also a member of The Desotoe Squares. Bill was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church where he was Parish Council President and an Elder at Lake Waccamaw Presbyterian Church.

Bill is survived by his wife Martha Floyd of the home, sister Mary and husband Bill Simpson, daughters Chrissy and husband Neil McConaughy and Ashley and husband Wes Joyce, stepdaughter Erika Steele, stepson Teddy Safarian, grandchildren Bradley Steele, Olivia Aldridge, Kyleigh Steele, Melody Joyce and Liam McConaughy.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 1:30 Saturday, January 2, 2010 at Lake Waccamaw Presbyterian Church where a memorial service will begin at 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lake Waccamaw Presbyterian Church, P O Box 150, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450

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  • January 04, 2010
    J W Wiitey McGee says:
    Sorry to hear of Bill's passing. It was always a pleasure doing business with Bill. He will be missed.

  • January 11, 2010
    Martha Dollar says:
    My deepest sympathies to you Marti and your family at Bill's passing. I praise the Lord for his life and what he meant to his family. He was a great friend and it was so good to have been able to see him again last year at our class reunion. He will be truly missed. Blessings abundant!

  • January 11, 2010
    Sherry McFarland Hartz says:
    To Marti and Bill's daughters: Please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of your beloved Bill. After our seeing each other at the Opelika Class of '68 reunion in August 2008, I seldom heard from Bill, but I did appreciate his asking me to dance then. Bill and I were dating in 1967 and spring 1968. He became angry with me and did not invite me to attend the Senior Prom, for which he later expressed regret. Over the next 40 years we joked about his extreme stubborness that cost us both a date to the prom. I have warm memories of Bill and his very easy manner. I am most grateful that he was able to attend the class reunion and that I got to meet you, Marti. You two were obviously made for each other. Just know that I, too, loved your Bill and I will miss him. My sincere prayer is for your peace and well being. Most sincerely, Sherry Hartz

  • January 03, 2010
    Brenda Cooper says:
    I share my deepest sympathy to your family. God bless you in this time.

  • January 02, 2010
    Johnny and Jean Mann says:
    We will forever have fond memories of Bill during our line dancing years as well as sharing our love of Auburn University. War Eagle, Bill!