December 6, 1949 - August 14, 2013
Roscoe A. “Rockey” Floyd, 63, of Lakeview, died Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at his home with his dog on his lap and his wife of 45 years at his side. He was born December 6, 1949 in Columbus to the late William E. and Faye Messer Floyd. He was also predeceased by a brother, William “Bud” Floyd. An accomplished diesel mechanic, he was a truck driver for many years. He also was a former associate of the Ohio Reformatory for Women. A veteran of the United States Air Force, he served during the period of the Vietnam War and was a member of AmVets. While living in Florida, he attended The House of Grace Church in Springhill, FL. He enjoyed woodworking and crafted benches, chairs, planters and birdhouses. Known as “pepa,” he will be remembered as a fun-loving grandpa and a devoted husband, father and brother. He is survived by his wife, Susan Sidell Floyd, whom he married April 13, 1968 in Columbus; three children, Roscoe W. “Rock” (Deanna) Floyd of West Mansfield, Randall E. “Randy” (Michelle) Floyd of Hudson, FL and Laura S. (Wes) Ross of Brooksville, FL; nine grandchildren, Jeffrey and Travis Floyd, Heather (Corey Stinson) Floyd, Charles Floyd, Brandee Floyd, Amber (Matt) Barker, Jennifer (Eric) Reames and Kali and Hannah Ross; three great-grandsons, Carson and Colton Stinson and Troy Reames; his siblings, Anamae (Virgil) Hamilton of Kentucky, Richard (Connie) Floyd of Marysville, Oscar (Valory) Floyd of Marysville, Carol (Tom) Hamilton of Marysville, Jennie (Oscar) Blankenship of Richwood, Molly (Bill) Hamilton of Raymond, Darryl Floyd of Marysville and Eva (Ron) Hildreth of Dunkirk; his brothers-and sisters-in-law, Jim (Joann) Sidell, Charles “Randy” (Beth) Sidell and Dennis Sidell, all of Florida and Patricia Roberts, of Kentucky; his mother-in-law, Patricia M. Sidell of Florida; an aunt, Jean Messer of Richwood; and aunt-in-law, Beatrice Garrelts of Columbus; and many nieces and nephews, including Lynn and Carol Ann Peterman of Lakeview. The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Underwood Funeral Home where a memorial gathering and military honors will conclude the calling hours. Rev. John M. Groat will officiate with support from the Union County Military Funeral Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to The House of Grace Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwood16.wpengine.com
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