James H. Floyd

November 27, 1935January 11, 2020

James H. Floyd, 84, was born November 27, 1935 in Florence, SC and passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020. He was a son of the late Jonnie Hancock Hensley and Walter Hammond Floyd.

Mr. Floyd grew up in Timmonsville, graduated from Timmonsville High School and went on to graduate and earn a Bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University. He taught school at Bells Crossroads and Lexington High School and coached basketball and football at both schools. Mr. Floyd worked for 24 years as a special agent for the FBI. After leaving the FBI, he taught criminal justice at Orangeburg Technical College. He retired from Stone Container in Lexington, where he worked in their security department. He loved to play golf and loved everything to do with Wake Forest. He was a Mason, a Shriner and a member of First Baptist Church in Orangeburg.

Mr. Floyd is survived by his wife, Barbara Floyd of Lexington; son, Jay Floyd of Lexington; daughter, Jo Dee Herbert (Eric) of Moncks Corner; son, Jeff R. Floyd of Lexington; grandchildren, Bo Herbert (Amanda), Josh Herbert (Lauren), Brandee Adams (Justin), Tristan Floyd (Alicia), Jalynn Floyd (Charlie Wilkie); ten great grandchildren and brother, Samuel Thomas Hensley of Wilmington, NC. He was predeceased by his parents and his stepfather, Samuel Hensley.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at The Harvest. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children at, Pediatric Congenital Heart Association at or Epilepsy Foundation for Children at


  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 18, 2020


James H. Floyd

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January 15, 2020

Dear Barbara and Family,
I was sorry to learn of Jimmy's passing. He and I had been friends since he moved with his parents back to Timmonsville, when we were in the 3rd grade. They were living with his grandparents. I used to ride my bicycle to visit with him. We were in the Boy Scouts together. I last spoke with him on his birthday on November 27. I will miss him and everyone who knew him will also.