Robert Stanley Floyd (Red) made it to the finish line here on Earth on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. He ran a great race! He gave life 110% with intestinal fortitude!
A man with many titles and names: husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandpa, great grandpa, Red, Bob, Robert, Uncle Bob, Uncle Red, Coach Floyd, Mr. Floyd, teacher, principal, boss, mentor, friend, teammate and if you happened to be on the receiving end of his paddle, you may have called him something else!
Born Robert Stanley Floyd on February 18, 1934 to Stanley Benton and Leta LaRean Floyd at the family’s farm house near Milton, Kansas. It was a snowy cold night and the doctor from Conway Springs could not make it by car. Stanley hooked a team of horses to the wagon and headed to get the doctor. After the delivery, the doctor asked if LaRean had a name for her baby boy and she said no. The doctor’s name was Robert and they decided to name their newborn son Robert.
Robert attended Milton’s one room school and excelled in sports. He also attended Southwestern College where he played football and Arkansas City JuCo! He received his Masters Degree in Education from Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia. He taught school at Belle Plaine USD 357 and served as principal, until his retirement in 1988! After retiring from USD 357, Robert worked for Mid-West TV and Appliance for a short time. He also spent his summers working for local farmers around Belle Plaine.
Avid sports fan, hunter, fisherman, golfer and master gardener were his favorite pastimes. He especially enjoyed his grand and great grandkids!
He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Benton Floyd and mother, Leta LaRean (Jones) Floyd, sisters; Bonita (Floyd) Peck and Joan (Floyd) Phillips. He is survived by his wife, Stanley Ann (Young) Floyd, son, Larry Floyd (Gigi), daughter, Terri (Floyd) Alexander (Dennis), grandkids; Matthew Alexander, Katelyn Alexander Jon Alexander, Erin (Floyd) Faber, Ryan Floyd and Taylor Floyd and nine great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 pm with the family on March 24, 2022 at Petersen Family Funeral Services, 215 N. Main, Newton, Kansas.
Memorial service will be at 10:00 am on March 25, 2022 at Petersen Family Funeral Services, 215 N. Main, Newton, Kansas.
The family wishes to greet you immediately after the funeral at Petersen’s.
There will be a private burial ceremony later in the day on March 25, 2022.
In Lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to a memorial fund titled “Floyd and Peck Families Memorial Fund”. This fund is managed by Legacy Regional Community Foundation, P.O. Box 713, Winfield, Kansas 67156, telephone: 620-221-0532 or(www.legacyregionalfoundation.org). Money from this fund will be awarded to projects or needs within the Belle Plaine community.