Mr. Famous Theodore Floyd of Tampa was called to eternal rest and to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, March 27, 2021. At last, his mind, body and soul were free from this world of pain and sorrow. Funeral services will be Private. For the opportunity to view service via livestream, please visit www.raywilliamsfuneralhome.com Saturday, April 3 at 3:45 p.m.
Mr. Famous Theodore Floyd was a lifelong resident of Tampa, Florida born to the late Henry Floyd and Sarah William Floyd. He was baptized at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church of Hyde Park. Out of his concern for his community, he became a member of the Neighborhood Watch Program in the West Tampa community and participated in the Riverfront Park Development.
Mr. Floyd attended the Public Schools of Hillsborough County which included the historical Doberville Elementary and Booker T. Washington Junior/High School.
He entered the armed services prior to the age of eligibility and in 1942 joined the US Navy. While in the Navy he served aboard the USS Boise which saw extensive service during World War II, taking part in fighting in the Mediterranean and Pacific theaters.
In 1945 he returned home and began working for Florida Steel and later, Tampa Electric Company. During his 29 years with TECO he received numerous awards and recognitions for his leadership and work ethic. He retired from TECO in 1986.
Famous enjoyed playing golf, playing cards, listening to music, playing the guitar and home improvement projects, but he never hesitated to assist his family, friends, and neighbors with their projects as well. Although he kept busy with others, he never neglected his immediate and extended family.
He was a loving husband and caring father who always took advantage of a teachable moment and a time to pass on lessons of life. Unselfishly, he cared for his mother, mother-in law, aunt, friends, and his loving wife of 64 years, Mrs. Eunice Celeste Floyd, during their stages of declining health.
Famous was predeceased by: parents Henry and Sarah Floyd; wife, Eunice Fleming Floyd; sisters, Pallie Floyd, Callie Floyd Holiday, Henri Mae Phillips, and Alease Lindsey Washington; and brother, George Floyd.
Cherished memories will remain with: son, Hildreth Fleming Jr. (Queen); daughter, Carol Kay Brown (Charles); and son, Theodore Vincent Floyd Sr. (Octeon); grandchildren, Vivian Fleming-Alvarez, Tamara Fleming-Lett (Jearl), Cicily K. Brown (Brian), Dayna Coney-Powell (Mitch), Kayla C. Dozier (Rodney), Theodore Vincent Floyd Jr., Isaiah K. Floyd, Ashley Fleming, and Hildreth Arron Fleming; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Brenda Lindsey, Elder Garland “Ricky” Phillips, Shawn Lee (Kevin), Osbert Walker, Stacey Walker (Kim), and Ellis Walker (Shirley). A special thank you to: LaFawn Hopkins, Grady Ferrell III and James Lies, Jr. (Ramona).
The visitation will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1 at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606. We are asking family and friends to please follow the CDC Guidelines. Masks are required.
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