Ernest Floyd, 91, of the Hiwassee Dam area, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017, at his residence.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County. Ernest was the son of the late John and Nora Melissa Crain Floyd.
He was retired from TVA as an electrical line foreman. Ernest was a member of the Union IBEW Local 721 in Chattanooga, Tenn.
He was a U.S. Army veteran. Ernest was a member of Reid’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
He was the best Dad in the world, and his grandchildren thought he hung the moon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mamie Lucille Price Floyd; two sons, Timothy Wesley Floyd and Jefferson Floyd; grandchildren, (Little) John Ernest Floyd, Aaron Daniel Floyd, Jason Jeremy Floyd and Adrienne Floyd; brothers, Paul Floyd, George Floyd and Clyde Floyd; and sisters, Mae Stephen and Gladys Walls.
He is survived by his children, Mary Floyd McNabb and husband Bill and Sharon Floyd Palmer, all of the Hiwassee Dam community; one brother, Cassey Floyd, also of the Hiwassee Dam community; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Reid’s Chapel United Methodist Church. The Revs. Calvin Murphy and Jerry Morrow, and Tom Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 10222, Joe Miller Elkin American Legion Post 96, DAV Chapter 73, American Legion Post 532 of Hayesville and VFW Post 6812. Pallbearers will be Benjamin McNabb, Nathan Brant McNabb, Evan McNabb, Wesley Floyd, Joshua Palmer, Jake Palmer and Isaac Floyd.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 17, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy.
You may send tributes to the Floyd family at www.townson-rose.com.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.