Windell Faxon Floyd
Windell Faxon Floyd
Windell Floyd of Somerset, KY passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018.
He was born July 6, 1926 to Walter and Lela Griffin Floyd of Waynesburg, KY. He served in the US Army Infantry as a staff sergeant in Germany, and France during WW II. Windell married his childhood sweetheart, Grace Osborne on February 22, 1947. She preceded him in death on January 20, 2018.
Windell continued his education after graduating from High School, earning his associate degree from Lindsey Wilson College, and a B. S. degree from Eastern Kentucky University. Windell taught locally in several one room schools before moving his family to Brigham City, Utah where he taught at the Intermountain Indian School. Nine years later he moved his family to Tama-Toledo, Iowa Where he worked as an Education Specialists and then on to Bemidji, Minnesota as an employment Assistant. Windell retired from the Bureau of Indiana Affairs in 1980. After retirement he devoted his time to his ranch raising sheep, cattle and hay. In 1992 Windell and Grace retired from ranch work and moved, after 45 years of being away, to their roots in KY.
After enjoying years of tending his 400 acre ranch in Bemidji, Minnesota, Windell surprised and delighted his friends and relatives with is many creations in wood and stone. Windell spent several years beautifully restoring antique furniture and personal treasures to the amazement of friends, relatives, and customers. Windell's restorations, bowls, and stone items and candle sticks now have homes in many states around the nation.
Other survivors include; 3 children, Walter Dean (and Linda) Floyd, David Floyd and Vangie (and Ed) Hansen; 6 grandchildren, Matt (Kris) Tower, Beth Tower, Jackie (and Mike) Diekmann, Janna (and Tony) Johnson, Carl Floyd, Michael (and Evonne) Floyd, and 8 great grandchildren, one brother, Carl Leo (and Gayle) Floyd, 2 sisters, Doris Decker and Doretta Meece.
Other than his parents, and wife, Windell was also preceded in death by: 1 brother who died in infancy and 2 other brothers, Thomas and D. A. Floyd, and 1 sister, Mildred Wilmont, and 1 daughter-in-law, Jan Floyd.
Windell was a kind person who will be greatly missed by all who knew him and he leaves a host of relatives and friends who mourn his passing.
The funeral was held February 2, 2018 at the Pulaski Funeral Home and burial was in the Good Hope Cemetery with military honors conducted by the American Legion Post # 38 in Kentucky.