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Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Visitation: 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Interment: Floral Garden of Memories Cemetery with military honors
Floyd W. Christy, age 89, of Centralia, Illinois, passed away Thursday morning, April 20, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, Illinois.
Floyd was born July 2, 1927, in College Mound, Missouri, the son of William Franklin and Lola B. (Day) Christy. He was united in marriage to Bonnie Henderson on March 14, 1953, in Flora, and together they have celebrated 64 years of marriage.
Floyd was raised and lived on a farm until World War II when he joined the U.S. Army Air Force and was stationed in Alaska. Floyd took pride in his work as a welder having worked at Caterpillar in Peoria, Valley Steel in Centralia, Hessco’s in Hoffman, and U.S. Assembly Company from which he retired. He also worked at Hollywood Candy Company and was of the Christian faith. Floyd enjoyed gardening, deer hunting, watching old western shows and movies, and loved the time spent with family at cookouts, holidays, and other special occasions.
Floyd is survived by his wife: Bonnie Christy of Centralia; 4 grandchildren: Harry James (Codi) Ryan Jr., William J. (Casey) Ryan, Xondra Cobb, and Keith Robert (Heather) Wimberly all of Centralia; 15 great-grandchildren: Miranda, Evan, Presley, Achaius, Karissa, Alexia, Haylee, Kloey, Payton, Morgan, Autumn, Amie, Matthew, Jerry, and Caxandra; 2 great-great-grandchildren: Roz and Rayedia; sisters and brothers-in-law: Loretta Christy, Dorothy Thompson, Barbara (Jerrell) Kirby, Doris Murphy, Marilyn (Thomas) Prince, and Phillip (Charlene) Henderson; along with several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter: Katherine J. Wimberly; 3 brothers: Manuel (Irene) Christy, Lewis (Jewel) Christy, and Boyd Christy; 3 sisters: Helen (Richard) Maple, Mable (Carol) Alexander, and Prebble (Burt) Potterfield; and a brother-in-law: Billy V. Murphy.
A funeral service for Floyd Christy will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home, Flora, with visitation on Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Floral Garden of Memories Cemetery, Flora, with military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or St. Louis Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.
Serving as casket bearers will be: Alexia Ryan, Adam Henderson, Jimmy Ryan, Keith Wimberly, William Ryan, and Alan Kirby.
I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Floyd. You are in my prayers Aunt Bonnie.
Bonnie you and the kids have my love and prayers. God bless and comfort you.
I will miss Uncle Floyd...his mischievous smile was enjoyed by many. Our prayers to you, Aunt Bonnie and your family. God's healing peace to you all. We love you.
I am sorry for your loss to all of the family, hugs to all.
So sorry to hear of Uncle Floyd's passing as i have many fond memories from my childhood. May God bless his family in this time of sorrow and hope comfort dound in knowing he with our Lord Jesus Christ. God Bless Angel
"Mama" Christy...Dave and I are so sad and heartbroken to hear about "Dad" Christy. You're all in our thoughts and Prayers. We love you both and will miss him greatly. Please know that we're both here for you, anytime, day or night, no matter what. RIH, "Dad" Christy 😢💔🙏🏼✝️
Aunt Bonnie, I was so saddened to hear of Uncle Floyd's passing. He left us with so many fond memories that can never be taken away. He is reunited with all his siblings and his dear Katie and is completely at rest. Peace to you in the days ahead. May God wrap you in his loving arms and comfort you with his grace. See you soon. All my love to you in your time of need.
Dear family of Floyd Christy, I just wanted to express how sorry that I am for the loss of your husband, father, & grandfather. I met Floyd several months ago at Carlyle Healthcare when he was moved into the Memory Lane unit. My mother, Julia, has been a resident there since June 2016. Floyd was quite a character and I really enjoyed the time I spent with him. He used to holler out to get attention, still did in fact but he was aware of what he was doing and after he moved into Memory Lane that became less because he received more attention, at least that is what I think. He seemed to be such a gentle soul and I know that I will miss him and that I am a better person for the times I spent with him. God Bless, Donna Castang