Floyd Snelling, age 91, of Richland, Missouri passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.
Floyd was born August 24, 1927 in Kaiser, Missouri. He was the son of Robert and Edna Snelling.
Floyd proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was united in marriage on September 25, 1950 to Katherine (Katy Lou) Plemmons, who preceded him death on October 9, 2014. Floyd and Katy Lou had shared 64 years of marriage together at the time of her death. Floyd enjoyed his work as a cattle farmer. He loved spending time outdoors and enjoyed hunting coyotes around his property.
Floyd is survived by several nieces, nephews and many loved ones.
He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Edna Snelling, his wife Katy Lou Snelling, his brother Lloyd Snelling and his sister Lea Bilyeu.
A note about Floyd: “Floyd was one of the most stubborn, hard-headed men most of us will ever know. But if you took the time to know him, you would find those glimpses that he did truly care, as he and Katy took in many kids as their own. He taught us to be strong, work hard and help each other. He also had that soft side; if he happened to sell our favorite goat, he would buy it back. Or bringing home 2 beagles and have to go back to buy another because there were 3 kids. He brought us candy bars or our favorite snacks, just to make us happy. I know we are the people we are today because of the love and lessons we were shown there and I’m sure all of the kids that had the chance to stay there would say the same.’
Graveside services and interment will be held at New Hope Cemetery in Kaiser, Missouri, on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm.