Passed away suddenly at his home in Centralia on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at the age of 71. Cherished husband of the late Lynda (Kerr) Riley (2017). Proud father of Noreen and Doug Smith of Centralia, Butch and Shelly Riley of Huron Park, and Tina and Brad Ankers of Exeter. Loving grandpa “Rooster” of Caitlyn (John), Jordan, Samantha (Greg), William (Sophie); Derriane, Madison (Kurt), Tyson, Reed; Kara, Dannika, Hailie, and Darlene. Dear great-grandpa of Hudson, and Harlee. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Rob and Tracey Riley of London, Carolyn and Randy Redmond of Huron Park, Bill Dixon of London, Dave Kennedy of Mildmay, Kevin Kerr of Bayfield, and Ingrid Kerr of Clinton. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents William and Elaine (Glanville) Riley, parents-in-law Alex and Norine Kerr, step mother-in-law Audrey Kerr, brothers, Don Riley, Ron Riley, sisters, Cheryl Kennedy, Marilyn Dixon, Joanne McLaren, sisters-in-law Gayle (Hickson) Riley, Lynn Kerr and Karen Eaton and brothers-in-law, Bill Kerr, and Clendon Kerr. Special thanks to Floyds friends, Lee Albinston, Russell Pfaff, and Richie Lather for their years of friendship and Dr. Patel at South Huron Medical Centre and the healthcare team at St. Joseph’s Hospital and LHSC – Victoria Hospital for their care and compassion.
Floyd worked at the Ford plant in Talbotville for over 30 years. He was a proud member of the Lucan Legion, Branch 540. He loved to play guitar and entertain his family, friends and anyone who would listen. Even if the lyrics weren’t right, everyone enjoyed his musical talents.
Keeping with Floyd’s wishes, cremation has taken place with a family interment to be held at Exeter Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at the Crediton Community Centre, 38 Victoria Avenue, Crediton on Saturday, May 14th from 1 – 4 PM.
Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Jessica’s House would be appreciated by the family.