Charles Otto Floyd Jr.
July 26, 1931 - October 23, 2012
Charles Otto Floyd Jr., age 81, of Jefferson City, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at his home with his family by his side. Charles Otto Floyd Jr. was born on July 26, 1931, in Omaha, Neb., a son of Charles Otto Floyd Sr. and Eleanor Kathryn (Hansen) Floyd. He was united in marriage to Nancy Kay Norman on February 2, 1958, in Lancaster, Mo. Charles was a 1949 graduate of Lancaster High School and attended Washington University in St. Louis. He served in the United States Air Force and was a 35 year member of the MO Highway Patrol (Communications Division), retiring as Director of Communications at General Headquaters (GHQ) in Jefferson City. Charles was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lancaster growing up, and a current member of the First Christian Church in Jefferson City, where he served as a deacon and usher for many years until his illness precluded his assistance. He was a 50-year plus member of the Glenwood Lodge No. 427, and the Grand Lodge AF&AM of Mo.; a 33rd degree member of the Scottish of Free Masonry, Southern Jurisdiction USA, Valley of St. Louis, Orient of Mo.; a member of the FCC (Federal Communications Commission); past member of NLETS (National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System); past member of Meadow Lake Acres Country Club and a former member of many other organizations that are too numerous to mention, such as Radio Club of America, American Legion, etc. His survivors include his children, Jay Charles and John Gilbert Floyd (wife Paulett) and their children, Benjamin, Christen, Seth (wife Juanita), and Saya; a brother-in-law, Eddie Clark Norman; a sister-in-law, Becky Faye Weaver; nieces and nephews. His parents Charles and Eleanor Floyd; and a sister Betty Lou (floyd) Lange, preceded him in death. A private graveside service and interment was conducted at 2 p.m., on October 25, 2012, at the Arni Memorial Cemetery in Lancaster, Mo., with Rev. Leanna Zandt officiating. It was his written wishes that a private graveside funeral be conducted by Douglas Norman. Arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary in Jefferson City and the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made as desired to a charity of choice.