April 24, 1949 – September 9, 2018
Floyd Davis Turnley April 24, 1949- September 9, 2018
Floyd was born on April 24, 1949 in Morristown, New Jersey to parents Theodore and Doris Turnley. He was the oldest of three children. He had two sisters Neva (who pass away in 2013) and Cheryl. In 1967, Floyd married Carolyn Mathers in Texas. They were married for 43 years until Carolyn death in 2011. They have two children (daughter Kelly and son Jason). Floyd spent most of his life working in the Hospitality Industry. Floyd was a Vietnam Veterans, who served his country in 1967-1969 in the 101st and 82th Airborne. In the last part of his life, Floyd was very active in attending Military reunions, traveling the country visiting friends, and spending time with his family. A few years back, Floyd was connecting with his half-brother Ted and half-sister Mary from his father side. Floyd died September 9, 2018 at his home in Kissimmee, Florida after battling cancer for the last three years. He is survived by his children Kelly Turnley and Jason Turnley, siblings Cheryl Dodd, Ted Turnley, and Mary Goldner, and grandson Matthew Turnley. Floyd funeral arrangement have been entrusted to Woodlawn Funeral Home in Gotha, Florida and service will be held on September 16, 2018 at 2:00pm. Condolences may be offered at www.woodlawnfuneralhomegotha.com.
- He is survived by his children Kelly Turnley and Jason Turnley, siblings Cheryl Dodd, Ted Turnley, and Mary Goldner, and grandson Matthew Turnley.
- Graveside Service Sunday, September 16, 2018
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September 14, 2018
at one of our reunions floyd was telling me about one of the times he was walking point and the gooks opened up. as he hit the ground he wasn't hit.as the rounds were buzzing past his ears he told me a voice in his head told him don't move your head,don't move your head !after all the shooting stopped and the guys in his squad got to him they thought he had been killed as he had not moved.floyd couldn't believe it either. I told him the Lord spared his life because his father was a preacher.this event happened in 1968.On that day 50 years was added on to his life clock.Amen brother floyd."A"2/501always.