Casteel John “Cassey” Floyd was a lifelong resident and business owner in Cherokee County. He passed away after an extended illness on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at age 84.
He graduated from Hiwassee Dam High School, Young Harris College and also studied at Western Carolina University. He also served during the Korean War.
He and his wife purchased Hiwassee Dam Boat Dock in 1955 and later changed the name to Harbor Cove Marina.
He also had a long career as a safety engineer, where he lived in Greenville, S.C., Mobile, Ala., White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., St. Louis, Mo., Orangeburg, S.C., and Atlanta, Ga.
He was a member of Reid’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
He was pre-deceased by his parents, John Floyd and Nora Crain Floyd; brothers, George Floyd, Ernest Floyd, Paul Floyd and Clyde Floyd; and sisters, Gladys Walls and Mae Stephens.
He is survived by his ex-wife, Mona Wilcox Floyd Keenum, and daughter, Andrea Lisa Floyd, both of Murphy; two grandsons, Andrew Garland and wife Bethany Helton Garland of Acworth, Ga., and Bradley Garland and wife Paige Bowman Garland of Julian; and four great-grandsons, Connor Garland, Chase Garland, Colton Garland and Caden Garland.
The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home. Following the funeral, there was a procession to Reid’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, where he was buried with full military rites conducted by the VFW Post 10222, Joe Miller Elkin American Legion Post 96 and DAV Chapter 73 and American Legion Post 532 of Hayesville and VFW Post 6812. Ministers officiating the service were Mark Handy and Wayne Sutton. Pallbearers were Andrew Garland, Bradley Garland, Wesley Floyd, Bill McNabb, Ben McNabb and Evan McNabb.
Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 2, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home.
You may send tributes to the Floyd family at www.townson-rose.com.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.