Drum Funeral Home - Conover

509 First Ave South, Conover, NC


Tyler Floyd

January 22, 1997August 4, 2019

Tyler Floyd, age 22, of Hickory, NC, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. He was born on January 22, 1997 in Catawba County, the son of Glenn Allen Floyd, Jr. and Kellie Rudisill Roark.

Tyler was a very loving person who enjoyed making people laugh. He never met a stranger, and would give you the shirt off his back and his last dollar. The light of his life was his little sister, Sissy. He was a blessing to others when you were trying to be a blessing to him. He was a special gift of a person. He was a member of Catawba Valley Muscle, and a Cheesehead and loved his Packers. He was often found picking on others about their teams. He loved to cook, and taught himself to play acoustical guitar. He will be greatly missed. He already is.

He was preceded in death by stepfather, Luther Roark; grandmother, Linda Travis Floyd; and several great-grandparents.

Survivors include his mother, Kellie Roark; sister, Olivia Roark; father, Glen Allen Floyd; grandparents, Hank and Rebecca Rudisill; grandfather, Glenn Alan Floyd Sr., and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the Community Baptist Church, 5262 Whitener Road, Hickory, NC 28602, with Rev. Eddie Reynolds and Rev. Derrick Holland officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday, August 8, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Online condolences and memories may be shared with the Roark and the Floyd families at www.drumfh-conover.com who is committed to Tyler's service arrangements.


  • Receiving of Friends Thursday, August 8, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, August 9, 2019


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Shirley Mills

August 10, 2019

I was Tyler's counselor at St. Stephens High School. I am so sad to hear of his passing. He was such a sweet young man, always polite. I know he didn't feel well on many days but he still had a smile on his face. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Mary Voss

August 9, 2019

Tyler I used to have dialysis with you on Tuesday Thursday and sat. Then I changed to Mon. we’d. And Fri. And so did you we were right across the aisle...I waited each morning to see the color of shirt you were wearing because you had shoes to match each one...amazing young man fly high in your new body....you will be missed.....

Jeff,Lisa J.R. Brittain

August 9, 2019

We are so sorry to hear of Tyler's passing. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with your Family in this Sad Time. May God help you through each day and help you Remember all the Wonderful Memories you have. Your Loving Memories of Tyler will always be in your heart and they will help you through Life until you meet him again. God Bless.

Chris Doverspike

August 9, 2019

My prayers and condolences are going out to your family. I am praying for your family.

Jenna Downing

August 8, 2019

Tyler has been dear to our family for over 15 years. His uncle Chris is married to my sister, Hanna. He was always loved on by our family and we enjoyed his sweet personality. Tyler loved his cousin Joshua, his uncle Chris, & Aunt Hanna so much. We welcomed him into our family like he always belonged and we are so sad of his passing, but are comforted knowing he is with Jesus and no longer suffering. We love you sweet Tyler, and Chris will take care of your sissy for you !

Essie McClain

August 7, 2019

To the family of a loving son:
Tyler attended the dialysis center with me. The obituary was correct in saying, "Tyler never met a stranger." Tyler always had a kind word to say to me. And, he always shared his love. I will miss seeing Tyler and his father at dialysis. I love them both as my family. My condolences and prayers for the family.

Yours truly, I am
Essie McClain

Amanda Payne

August 7, 2019

When Tyler would come to my house to spend the weekends with Gary he would always ask Miss Amanda which Fast and Furious moive you wanna watch first what you want to eat does Gary have any new games if not I brought mine and it never failed him making me laugh at the least little think.When the GoodLord brought Gary and Tyler together he new what he was doing themtwo are kindred spirits no matter how much time apart they picked right back up and continue. Kellie and Allen thank you for allowing me Gary and Jada to spend and enjoy the time with Tyler ya'll raised a loving and caring young man. ...go fly high Tyler we love you Gary Jada and Amanda ❤❤❤

Tyler Floyd

August 6, 2019

Tyler Floyd u will always be remembered as my little man even though u grew up to be a man I was and still proud of all that u accomplished in this life and I know it was short but there's more important things to be done in heaven u don't have to struggle or fight no more in old body u have a new one u will sorrowly missed but just know u will always be with us in spirit love u Tyler Floyd best son ever ..

Kellie Roark

August 6, 2019

Tyler, my son you are deeply missed. Nothing will be the same! But I know you are having the time of your life in your new body! Cause you are free from all the sickness and pain! You are rejoicing with the angels!
I will always love you momma

Maranda Morgan

August 6, 2019

We are praying for the family. Tyler was deeply loved and will certainly be missed. - Love, Maranda (Fellowship Community Church)