Stephen L. Floyd Jr., 75, of Bolivar passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at his home.
Steve was born Sept. 2, 1943, in Camden, New Jersey, to Kathleen Floyd and Stephen L. Floyd Sr.
His family moved from New Jersey to Memphis, Tennessee, then to Kansas City, Kansas, where he graduated from Washing High School.
Steve went into sales at a very young age selling a frozen treat, known as a yum-yum, out of his wagon in his New Jersey neighborhood.
He worked for several companies, mainly in the hardware industry. In 1979, he started his own manufacturers representative agency and worked up to a couple of months before his death.
He was the president of the Heart of America Hardware Club in 1984.
In his youth, he played football. Later he helped with a youth flag football league, softball and track. March Madness was one of his favorite times of year.
Golf was another passion. He won the Blue Spring Member-Guest Tournament in 1986. He was hesitant to learn to sail but fell in love with it.
He married Roberta (Robin) Winkler April 1, 1978. They decided to make Bolivar their home in 2001.
He is survived by his wife Robin Floyd, his father Stephen Floyd Sr., son Stephen Floyd III, daughter Yvette Tennant and grandson Shane Tennant.
He was preceded in death by his mother Kathleen Floyd and an infant son. Stephen has requested in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Sacred Heart Church Maintenance Fund with Stephen Floyd written in the memo line.
Visitation for Stephen Floyd is from 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Butler Funeral Home.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bolivar.