March 15, 1931 – July 19, 2018
Floyd Dayton Word, age 87, died Thursday, July 19, 2018, at his home in Minor Hill. He was born in Lauderdale County, AL, on March 15, 1931, retired from TVA and Gabriel, a member of Booth Chapel Church of Christ, the North Alabama Beagle Club, and the founding father of Minor Hill Walking Horse and Saddle Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Franklin and Lela Bell Russ Word, his son, Morris Word, his brother, Arnold Word, and his sisters, Mauveline Schmittou, Omie Lee Thigpen and Louise Clark Moore. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018, until the Funeral Service begins at 12:00 noon at Carr & Erwin Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Minor Hill Cemetery with full Military Honors. Survivors include his wife, Lenora Word of Minor Hill, TN, his daughter, Phyllis Smith and Tom of Leoma, TN, his brothers, Travis Word of Anderson, AL and Frank Word of Rogersville, AL, his sisters, Dottie Chumbley of Pulaski, Sue Strickland of Pulaski, Judy Jackson of Smyrna, and Nela Norton of Smyrna, his grandchildren, Zachary Smith, Jamie Collins, Hannah Beth Robbins, and Joshua Smith, his great grandchild, Mela Smith. Memorials may be made to Booth Chapel Church of Christ, C/O, Thomas Gibson, 2161 Dog Branch Road, Prospect, TN, 38477 or Minor Hill Cemetery Fund, C/O Rodney Norwood, 238 Thompson Drive, Minor Hill, TN. Carr & Erwin Funeral Home Pulaski, Tennessee
- Visitation Saturday, July 21, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, July 21, 2018
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July 23, 2018
Lynn and I have found memories of Your family from the Booth Chapel days. Sorry we didn’t find out in time for the funeral. Dayton was a great guy! You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Lynn and Janice
July 20, 2018
Dayton was one of The nicest guys I knew while growing up near Lester!!! I never saw him without a smile! Always happy! God bless you my friend!
July 20, 2018
With Deepest Sympathy,Jimmy-Kathy Thomas,Minor Hill,Tn.