Floyd W. Southard

06 May 2019 | 01:20

    Floyd W. Southard, Sr., age 77, peacefully passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at his home. Born in Franklin to the late Harrison and Hazel (Martin) Southard, Floyd has lived in Sussex County all of his life. He had been employed as a water system maintenance operator for Sparta Township for over 45 years and retired in 2011. Floyd was predeceased by his siblings, Harrison, Ken, Bob, Frances, Lil, and Joyce. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Lois G. (Ross); his three sons, Floyd W. Southard, Jr. and his wife Kate of Wantage, Gregory Southard and his wife April of Morristown, TN, and Eric Southard and his wife Rebecca of Hackettstown; his fourteen grandchildren, Matthew, Sarah, Shannon, Jordan, Joseph, Nicholas, Seth, Taylor, Hailey, Connor, Landon, Kylie, Raelyn, and Aubrey; his great grandson, Spencer; many nieces and nephews; his extended family, Michela, Madison, and Samantha; and his fury friend, Puck. He was always happiest working on his truck or driving his grandkids wherever they needed to go. Friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 with a memorial service following at 7:30 p.m. at the Sussex Fire Department, 25 Loomis Avenue, Sussex. Private burial services at Clove Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made in Floyd W. Southard, Sr.'s memory to the Sussex Fire Department, 25 Loomis Avenue, Sussex, NJ 07461. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Pinkel Funeral Home, 31 Bank Street (Route 23), Sussex. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.pinkelfuneralhome.com