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James “Jim” Leroy Floyd, age 86, of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, passed away in Springfield, Missouri, on November 7, 2020. Jim was born May 6, 1934, in Stockton, Missouri, the son of David Elva and Jemima Elizabeth Floyd. Jim attended West Union School until 8th grade. He attended West Union Church, where he was saved and baptized at a young age. Jim joined the United States Army in October of 1953 and proudly served his country in Korea during the Korean War as a mechanic.
Jim married the love of his life, Elda (Reeder) Floyd, on November 24, 1956. They were married for fifty-seven years, and from this union, four children were born. Jim was a loving husband, Dad, and Grandpa. He enjoyed attending and supporting his grandchildren and great-grandchildren at their numerous activities, and it was always known when he was around. Nothing made him happier than when a new baby entered the family – he made sure to kiss them on top of their head every chance he got. Jim owned and operated Santa Paula Awning Co. from 1971-1980. Jim was a 60-year life member of VFW Post 257, where he was an active member until the time of his passing. He was also a life member of American Legion Post 233 and a member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Jim also drove a bus for several years at El Dorado Springs R-II Schools. He always remembered the kids he hauled and loved to share his stories from the bus.
Preceding Jim in death were his wife, Elda; his parents; siblings: Helen, Wilma, Billie, Nona, Carl, Cecil, Sherman, and Fern; and one infant son, Ricky Dale.
Survivors include his three children: Bob and wife Debbie of El Dorado Springs, MO, Roger and wife Terry of El Dorado Springs, MO, and Ronnie and wife Michaele of Clever, MO; his grandchildren: Josh and wife Polly of El Dorado Springs, MO, Jamie and husband Adam Dudley of Ozark, MO, Trent and wife Abby of El Dorado Springs, MO, Tara and husband Austin Parks of Lamar, MO, Taylor and husband Nathan Isakson of Lawrenceburg, MO, Sarah and husband Mike Hart of El Dorado Springs, MO, Collin of Springfield, MO, Sarah and husband Chad Rohrer of Clever, MO, Rebecca Vetsch of Broken Arrow, OK, and Madison Vetsch of Clever, MO, NaTausha Coleman of Walker, MO; twenty-one great grandchildren; sister Edna Cowan of Kansas City, MO; brother, Tommy Floyd of Springfield, MO; brother-in-law Darrel and wife Daisy Reeder of El Dorado Springs, MO; sister-in-law Wanna Crisp of El Dorado Springs, MO; and many other friends and family.