Tommy Elton Floyd, 72, passed away July 30, 2023 at Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria after a lengthy illness.
A service to honor his life will be held on Wednesday August 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home with Pastor Danny Forsythe officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow at Central Baptist Church Cemetery in Robeline.
Tommy was born July 22, 1951 to Johnnie Floyd and Bessie Woodel Floyd in Natchitoches, LA. He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Curtis and Verlon Larkin, as well as two sisters Johnnie Lee Gorham (Jack) and Shirley Jean Broadway. Brother Ernest (Worm) Colston (Gayle). Brothers in law, Chester Gibson, Elton Jenkins, Charles Larkin, Julian Larkin, sisters-in-law, Juanita Dobson (Bill), Geraldine Cotton (Brandon), and Betty Larkin.
He is survived by his wife of 53 Years Patricia Diane Floyd, daughter Kimberly LaCaze and Stacy, son Kurt Floyd and Melissa and his precious grandchildren, Garrett LaCaze, Addison LaCaze, Braylen LaCaze and Emma Floyd. Sisters Theresa Gibson, Kathy Warren (Danny), Dottie Jenkins (Jack) and Gilda Jenkins, brother Jimmy Floyd (Shirley). Sister-in-law Frances Larkin, special nephew Stanley Broadway, along with a multitude of nieces and nephews.
Tommy grew up in Robeline with his family and attended Hickory Grove Methodist Church. He loved being a part of a large family and living the country life. Tommy never met a stranger and would help anyone in his path. He was an avid outdoors man and loved anything to do with hunting and fishing.
Tommy was a taxidermist for many years and enjoyed visiting with people from all over. He worked for the City of Natchitoches Fire Department and retired with 29 years of service. After his retirement with the Fire Department, he went to work for Cubic Corporation at Fort Polk in Leesville doing role play helping to train soldiers. He loved every minute of pretending to get blown up by terrorists. After 15 years at Cubic, he left and went back to work with his lifelong buddy, Nathan Allbritton, working on his farm. He loved every minute of working with Nathan from bush hogging, working cows and setting hog traps on the property. Every hunting season they would take a trip to New Mexico where they always brought home a big Elk.
He will leave an empty spot in our lives. We will miss his infectious smile and his sense of humor. But we will rejoice knowing that one day we will see that smile again.
God Saw you getting tired, a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you and whispered “come with me” with tearful eyes, we watched you suffer, and saw you fade away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes “the best”.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers include Daniel Warren, Jason Warren, Chris Goings, Byron Larkin, Scott Larkin and Josh Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Kurt Floyd, Garrett LaCaze, Stacy LaCaze, Johnny Elton Jenkins, Randy Jenkins, Jeffrey Broadway, Drew Gibson, Steven Warren, Tommy Colston and Brandon LaCaze.