Robert L. Floyd, Sr., age 84, of Dayton, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 at the Dayton VA after a short illness. He was born in Salem, Alabama on July 30, 1935 to Robert and Mary Lou Floyd. Robert moved to Dayton, Ohio in 1960 and not long after, joined Shiloh Baptist Church where he was a member until his passing. While at Shiloh he was a part of the Male Chorus for a number of years and was also a part of the Kitchen Ministry until his health began to fail.
He loved to work in his yard---he was very proud of his lawn and every spring planted beautifully colored flowers that caught the attention of everyone who passed his home. He was an Air Force veteran, an avid softball player for many years, and worked as a chef in the Dietician department at the Dayton VA from which he retired after 35 years. Robert was known for his unique habits of always having a toothpick in his mouth, whistling his favorite tunes, and carrying a white towel.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dorothy Morgan; brother, William Floyd; infant son, Christopher Devon Floyd, and the mother of his children, Lillian Floyd.
He is survived by his loving children: daughter, Robyn (Michael) Simmons, and sons, Bobby and Antony Floyd; sisters, Helen Mims and Pearl Lowman; brother, J.W. “Hump” Stanford; granddaughter, Briyonna Floyd; grandson, Bobby Floyd; great-grandson, Mason Floyd; great-granddaughter, Ariyonna Miraj, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and numerous friends.
Service will be held 11 am Friday, January 10, 2020 at Shiloh Baptist Church, 3801 Fairbanks Ave. Rev. Dr. Marcettes L. Cunningham officiating. Visitation 9 am until time of service. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Interment Dayton National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc.
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