Dr. Ben J. Floyd

December 5, 1927July 31, 2013

Dr. Ben J. Floyd, 85, of Texarkana, Texas died Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in a local hospital.

Dr. Floyd was born December 5, 1927 in Naples, Texas. He was a retired physician for Yarbrough-Floyd-Hunter Associates, a member of the American Medical Association, American Urological Society, American Board of Urology and a Korean War Veteran of the Air Force.

He was a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin and the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston. He completed his residency in Urology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

Survivors include his wife, Helen; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ben Jr. and Kristen of Texarkana and Carter and Stephanie of Dallas; sister, Martine Floyd Paludan of Springfield, IL; grandchildren, Kenzie, Yates, Nora and Jack Floyd and Nick and Ben LeGrand.

Private graveside services are planned for Friday, August 2 at 10 a.m., at the family cemetery in Naples with the Rev. Brad Morgan of Williams Memorial Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be under the direction of East Funeral Home - Moores Lane.

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Marcia Ashcraft

September 16, 2013

So sorry to hear of Dr. Floyd's passing. He was a well respected man and gifted urologist. He leaves behind a lovely wife, Helen, and a wonderful legacy regarding his sons, Ben and Carter, and their respective families.

Tina Babb

August 6, 2013

Your family is in the thoughts and prayers of myself and the TCC waitstaff. May God bless you and bring comfort during this time.

Ed French

August 2, 2013

So sorry to learn about this sad news of your father's passing. I enjoyed reading and learning about his full and rich life from the newspaper. I hope you and your family are doing well as can be in light of your loss.

Marlene Adkison

August 2, 2013

Carter, Stephanie, Ben and families: So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. You boys look so much like your Dad and I know you will miss him dearly. God Bless you all.

George & Marlene Adkison
Texarkana, Arkansas

August 2, 2013

Mrs. Floyd/Ben/Carter,
I'm so sad to hear of your Dad's passing.
I have lots of fond memories of the Floyd family -- from football in your front yard, to Sunday afternoons watching golf tournaments with your Dad, to your mom's inevitable greeting when Dr. Floyd walked in the door after a hard day at work (Bourbon and water, Dad?)
I think of you guys often, and all the memories are good.
I'll be sending up prayers for the Floyd family. God be with you Dr. Floyd.
Chuck Stewart

Tina Syphers

August 2, 2013

Carter and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during the loss of Dr. Floyd. God less each one of you.
Tina Syphers

August 2, 2013

I am sorry to hear of Ben's passing. He will always be remembered as a major part of my life. From the days of him teaching us to play craps on Holiday lane, to the rides to Brookhill in the summer he was always a pleasure to be around. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and all your family.
Joe Cunningham

John Walker

August 1, 2013

My deepest sympathies to all the family. It has been my pleasure to serve Dr and Mrs Floyd these past 20 years, I have always had the greatest respect for Dr Floyd, a true gentleman and I shall miss him.

Rheamond Hunter

August 1, 2013

The Floyds were just about the first people I knew when moving to Texarkana in 1969. Dr. Floyd would always seem interested in me and I enjoyed talking to him in the YFH office when I visited. I still hear about how wonderful a doctor he was. I know that he cared deeply about his patients. I am sorry Mrs Floyd, Ben and Carter. I love ya'll.

charles coleman

August 1, 2013

carter, ben, sorry to hear about your dad! sincerely, Charles coleman, Kailua kona hawaii