In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital and left at the funeral home.
Floyd H. Root, age 87, of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, passed away March 9, 2015. He was born December 8, 1927, to Charley and Lula (Ryan) Root in Cherryvale, Kansas. Floyd spent eight years in the Army, serving in Germany for about five years. On February 24, 1954, Floyd married Muriel Reeves.
After working twenty years for TWA, Floyd retired in 1984. For twelve years Floyd and Muriel enjoyed spending their winters in Stanfield, Arizona, and returning to Missouri for the summers.
Floyd enjoyed fishing and hunting. The family went on many camping trips, and Floyd loved being on the lake with his girls, teaching them to water-ski and to fish.
Floyd was very proud of his Native American heritage. For ten years he volunteered at the Clear Creek Pow-Wow in Nevada, Missouri. He also attended other Pow-Wows in Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas. He was a member of the Gourd Dance Society.
Floyd was a life member of American Legion, VFW, and Constabulary Organization.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a daughter, Elizabeth Jo Moyer; five brothers: Paul, LeRoy, Marvin, Donald, and Rennie; and three sisters: Edith, Myrtle, and Edna.
Survivors include his wife Muriel; three daughters: Guelda Wooldridge and husband Rickey, El Modene Payne and husband Michael, and Lavillian Root; one grandson, Jeremiaha Root; seven granddaughters: Tresa, Amy, Kimberly, Krystal, Mahalia, Latisha, and Annie; seven great-grandchildren: Tristen, Bryce, Autumn, Sara, Kirsten, Ava, and Edward; one sister, Vivian Reeves; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Floyd Root will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Bro. Everett Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are: Charlie Strong, Jeremiaha Root, Rob Montgomery, Bud Reeves, Charles Dice, and James Bushnell. Honorary pallbearers are: Rickey Wooldridge, Michael Payne, Ed Montgomery, Wes Strong, Nick Reeves and John Tattershall.