Phillip Floyd, 81

Phillip B. Floyd, 81, of LaFontaine, passed away at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at his home.

He was born to the late Cecil B. Floyd and L. Pearl (Weesner) Jervis on April 24, 1935 in Swayzee, Indiana.

Phillip was a 1955 graduate of LaFontaine High School. He retired from Gen Corp Tool & Die of Marion. Phillip was a pattern maker and gunsmith as an occupation on the side. He served his country in the United States Army. Phillip was a member of LaFontaine Masonic Lodge 295, Wabash Shrine, American Legion Post 248 of Lagro, Mizpah Shriners International, 32 Degree Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of Fort Wayne, and Wabash County Izaak Walton League. He was a member of Banquo Christian Church.

Phillip is survived by a son, Daniel Floyd of Warsaw; two daughters, Kathryn Powell of Marion, Indiana and Mrs. Marsha (Jerry) Bowland of Amboy; three brothers, Larry Floyd (Sharon) of Herbst, Gene Floyd (Sandy) of LaFontaine, and David Floyd (Betty) of Hixson, Tenn.; a special friend, Beverly Knee of Wabash; five grandchildren, Kelly Mariol (Jimmy), Jason Bowland (Lelia), Jessica Dameron, Lindsay Bolinger and Kyle Floyd; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Bowman and a great-grandson, Wesley Weiss.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2016, at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main St., LaFontaine, with Pastor Harold Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Grant Memorial Park in Marion, Indiana.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at the funeral home, with Masonic Rites given at 5:30 p.m..

Preferred memorials are directed to Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago, 2211 N. Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60707.

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Posted on 2016 Jun 02