Willie Earl Floyd was born May 29, 1953 to Maggie Floyd and Willard Johnson in Tupelo, Mississippi. He departed this earthly life on Sunday, May 10, 2020. At the age of fifteen his family relocated to Beloit, Wisconsin.
Willie graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 1972. On February 12, 1973, he was employed with General Motors. He retired in January 2007 after 33 years of service at the age of 55.
In 1980, he met a twenty-year-old girl also from Tupelo, Mississippi name Judy Ann Cobb. They were married in 1987 and relocated to Fort Wayne, Indiana. Willie and his youngest son Kywon were baptized and joined Canaan Baptist Church in 1989, under the leadership of the late Pastor Mack Magee, Sr.
“Chin” or “PeeWee” as he was affectionately called by family and friends was a loving husband, father, son, brother, papa and great papa. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with his family and friends. He was also a Mason and a good caring person who loved people especially children. He was kindhearted, giving, loving, compassionate and a good listener he will truly be missed.
Willie leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 40 years, Judy A. Floyd; two sons, Lathon Floyd and Kywon (Jennifer) Floyd; two stepsons, Bobby Cobb and DiAngleo Wilson; stepdaughter, Alisha Dumas; mother, Maggie (James) Lockridge of Beloit, WI; stepmother, Pauline Johnson of Newport, RI; brother, Larry Lockridge of Beloit, WI; sisters, Vickie (Kirby) Wilson of Beloit, WI, Candice (Joseph) Antone and Leslie (Bernard) Perpilla both of Newport, RI; six grandchildren, Amya Floyd, Marquetta Cobb, Kevin Bevelle, Issac Craig, Demetrice Harrell and Amaron Rashberry; three great grandchildren, Marqueria Cobb, A’mara Jashell Cobb and Ilayah Derrick; nephews, Kirby Wilson, Jr. and Devin Wilson both of Beloit, WI; special godchildren, Sidney Seals, Sidneya Seals and Lashunda Seals-Derrick; and a host of sister-in-laws, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Willard Johnson; brother, Jeff Lockridge; grandmother, Cleo “Mommy Cleo” Floyd; grandfather, Lathon “Daddy” Floyd; uncle, Walter “Price” Floyd; aunt, Erma Harris; mother in law, Elise Cobb-Myles.
Willie touched a lot of people lives and he was touched by a lot of people. Willie we will never forget you and we will always love you cause you first loved us. Until we see you again. Your loving family.
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