OBITUARY

Frenchie Floyd Jr.

August 30, 1960January 11, 2021
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Frenchie Floyd, 60, went home to Jesus on January 11, 2021, following a 10-month battle with cancer. At the time of his Homecoming, Frenchie was surrounded by his wife Jackie, his daughter Madison, and his son Landon. Frenchie was born in Sylacauga, Alabama on August 30, 1960 to the late French and Peggy Floyd. He graduated from Sylacauga High School in 1978 and went on to play baseball at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. In November 1983, Frenchie went on a blind date with the most beautiful woman he had ever laid his eyes on, so he married her 10 months later. Frenchie and Jackie went on to have 2 children, Madison in 1990 and Landon in 1994. Together, they cultivated a life they loved with Christ always at the center and God’s Word the foundation. For the past 20 years, Frenchie owned and operated the business handed down to him by his father, Sylacauga Handicap Inc. He had a tendency to adopt a new hobby at least 4x/wk, but the one that suited him best and he loved the most was without a doubt cattle farming. Frenchie lived 1000 years in the 60 calendar years we had with him. Everyone lucky enough to call Frenchie a friend has a story to tell and laughter that is sure to follow. He never met a stranger, and he always gave more than he ever received. He somehow always managed to be the loudest and the least at the same time. He either found the fun or he was the fun. Frenchie was always the problem fixer and spirit lifter. There was no burden or weight too heavy for him to bear. He was tough as nails with a heart of gold. He could rattle you up just as quickly and easily as he could calm you down. Frenchie was world-renowned for his lack of patience and devout stubbornness, and he handed these qualities down to both of his children. He never missed an opportunity to make others laugh. Even in his waning and final days, he was a model of supernatural strength, unwavering faith, sheer bravery, indescribable joy, and an unrivaled sense of humor. The majority of Frenchie’s time was spent doing for, investing in, and giving unto others- and any time that could involve an early morning in a deer stand, 9-18 holes, a farm with cattle on a stretch of land, or a big win by the Alabama Crimson Tide it was definitely a plus. Frenchie took fashion cues from no one, and his comfort far outweighed any interest in fashion trends. His signature every day get-up was all his. To his close friends and family, the world seems dimmer, definitely quieter, and there’s a deep sorrow that his absence brings. But even in the midst of the sorrow, we rejoice in the gift that was his incredible life and getting a front seat to it all. To have loved and been loved by such an outstanding man of God was the ultimate blessing. We have full joy in knowing we will see our husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend again when we ourselves are called Home. God offers us the free gift of salvation by faith. All we have to do is accept it, acknowledge our sin, believe that Christ’s death on the cross paid the penalty for our sin, and put our trust not in what we can do, but in what God did for us by death on the cross. Frenchie’s family deeply appreciates and gratefully acknowledges every kind expression of sympathy shown during this extremely difficult time.

  • FAMILY

  • Jackie Floyd, Wife
  • Madison Floyd, Daughter
  • Landon Floyd, Son
  • Cheryl McGrady (Jeff), Sister

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, January 15, 2021

Memories

Frenchie Floyd Jr.

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Dawn Kasten

January 19, 2021

Frenchie, what can I say but just a great person! kind and always very nice ❤.
I spoke with Frenchie every Wednesday and we had great conversation (I was his inside sales rep with BraunAbility). We talk about everything from his cows to needing rain for the hay, I grew up on a farm in Indiana so conversation got long sometimes, but ALWAYS enjoyable. My favorite moments was he was on the tractor while talking about a van for a special customer, they were his friends! Or when he was trying to get the ol Bull off in a pen, while on the phone, made me laugh everytime. Or discussing his little house dog, and his beautiful wife and kids, such a kind respectful and humble man!!!❤ He will be missed so much.
I will appreciate those moments.
Cheryl, his sister has been wonderful.
I prayer for peace for all his family. GOD has one great angel.
BraunAbility loved Frenchie!
Dawn

Rick & Lynn Trotter

January 14, 2021

Loved Frenchie...and were friends for 50 years. Lots of fun times and fond memories from church, summer camps, college, and business dealings! Look forward to our next meeting, without any of the worries of this world, or sickness and pain. Prayers for all the family!

Debra Podoris

January 14, 2021

I will forever cherish being able to call Frenchie my friend. When we first met, we didn't live in the best house or the best neighborhood. It never stopped him from visiting or inviting us to his and Jackie's beautiful home. Butch and I better for having known you my friend! Rest easy until we see each other again.

Barry Jacobs

January 14, 2021

It’s a honor to have known this beloved man. If you knew you had a memory.

Gene Graham

January 14, 2021

I will always remember Frenchie as a friend and such a good person.We shared many stories and fun at work.He will truly be missed.My prayers for the family for peace and comfort.

Harriette Sawyer

January 14, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you say your good byes . I will miss seeing him around town. He was always smiling and so very gracious. Peace and blessings to you.

Mike Braswell

January 14, 2021

Prayers for the family at this time of mourning. Having grown up with Frenchie, graduated high school, worked and played golf with him, one story that sticks out is from a golf trip to Eufaula many years ago.
My next shot was to be with my back facing about an 8 foot alligator. Frenchie decided to tap it with a club to see if it would leave, but it didn’t move. As he turned to walk back, I jumped and hollered like the gator had moved, and scared him pretty good! Thought he was going to take the club to me!
Haven’t seen Frenchie since we moved from Sylacauga 20 years ago, but I know if I ever needed anything, he was someone to be counted on.
I pray your happy memories overtake your grief very soon.

Joyce Dillard

January 13, 2021

He was ao thoughtful and kind with our needs when Paul was not well. He and Cheryl handled our need with love and kindness. We will .miss him

Paul Hickman

January 13, 2021

Frenchie was a valued and loyal friend. We enjoyed many days together at the baseball field and traveling to and from. He will be missed by all. We are praying for God’s special grace and comfort for the family. Love to you all.

Vicki Adair

January 13, 2021

Jackie & family,
I can't tell you that I am sorry that Frenchie is no longer with us at least not in his previous health condition. He is in such a glorious place that I am jealous--not sorry. I know you will miss him tremendously but you would not wish him back either. Cancer no longer will rage within his body. How wonderful is that!
He is rejoicing with his mom and dad and friends who welcomed him into the portals of glory. I am sure that he and Jim and Benjy are all sitting around talking about their trips to the golf course or watching the football games and yelling so loud that everyone else prayed they would lose their voice. I would love to hear them all reminisce about the "Good ole days". Frenchie was one of a kind. I remember when he and I would sing together. He had the best tenor voice. It was my privilege to sing with him but now he will be in much better company in heaven's choir. I pray you will find joy in knowing how much better he is now although I know you will miss him greatly. May peace come quickly and healing to your broken heart. He was a treasure to know. My family is enriched just by knowing him and you.
God Bless you and your family
Vicki Adair

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