Mr. Eugene Franklin “Gene” Floyd, Sr., 91, of Durham, went to be with His Lord and Savior, December 25, 2022. He was born July 9, 1931, in Henderson, NC to the late Clifton and Lucile Breedlove Floyd.
Eugene aka, “Honey,” was a man who loved the Lord, his wife, and his family, especially his grandkids, great-grandkids, as well as his great-great grandkids. Gene served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean crisis. He was a handyman and could fix just about anything. Gene enjoyed camping and fishing with family and friends. He had a servant’s heart as big as the sky. Honey will be missed by many, but never forgotten.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Steve Floyd, Billy Floyd, and Bobby Floyd; and sister, Dell Critcher.
Gene is survived by his wife of 71 years, Rose Pegram Floyd; son, Eugene Franklin Floyd, Jr. (Paula); daughters, Debbie Williams (David) and Rachel Phipps (Ray); brother, Ben Floyd; grandchildren, Sherron Coghill (John), Brian Williams (Laura), Stephen Rigsbee, Dana Gay (Michael), Nathan Sherron (Carson), Dillon Floyd, Nick Sherron (Allison), and Dale Floyd; 10 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Dillon Floyd, Dale Floyd, Nathan Sherron, Nick Sherron, Stephen Rigsbee, Brian Williams, Michael Gay, and John Coghill.
A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., December 28, 2022, at Hudson Funeral Home followed by a funeral service at 12:30 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Jonathan Barbee will be officiating. Interment will be held at Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 2440 S. Cokesbury Road, Henderson, NC 27537, at 3:00 p.m. following the service.
Flowers are acceptable, or memorial contributions can be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.