DUNN — James “Jim” Stewart Floyd, 82, passed away on Monday, Sept., 28, 2020, at his home under the care of Transitions Hospice, surrounded by his family. He was born April 10, 1938, in Chadbourn to the late Tiffany Leo and Katie Bass Floyd.
Mr. Floyd was preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Harris and Virginia Atchison.
Mr. Floyd worked as an electrician most of his adult life, retiring in 2010 as superintendent of Field Operations for Barnes & Powell Electric based in Elm City, after more than 30 years of service. He was a master electrician in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. Jim was a member of Benson Pentecostal Holiness Church, where he served as a Sunday School teacher and deacon. Jim was instrumental in his church building program, and was named their 2014 Man of the Year. Jim was a lifelong, avid boater, enjoying water skiing, fishing and just being on the water – whether it be a lake, river or ocean.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Benson Pentecostal Holiness Church, 8891 N.C. Highway 27 E., Benson, with the Revs. Mark Fields and Kelvin Blackman officiating. A private burial will follow in Devotional Gardens, Dunn.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Delores Floyd; daughters, Kathleen Stone (Anthony) of Douglasville, Georgia, Brenda Blackman (Kelvin) of Dunn, Denise Galloway (Charles) of Fuquay-Varina, and Natalie Thomas (Ian) of Louisburg; son, Bill Meehan (Angel) of Mesa, Arizona; grandchildren, Christy Dorman, Emily Daughtridge, Ashley Smith, Jimmy Blackman, Kelcie Solomon, Curry Stone, Kelly Hieronymus, Stephen Hieronymus and Zander Bonkowski; nine great-grandchildren; and sisters, Shelby Likens and Pat Maryscuk.
Visitation will be held in the church at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Transitions Life Care, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Arrangements are by Skinner & Smith Funeral Home in Dunn.