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JIM FLOYD, SR. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

by | January 26, 2017 10:55 am

Last Updated: March 3, 2017 at 8:23 am


Care of Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory

WALTERBORO-Mr. James Berry Floyd, Sr., known by all as “Jim” age 74, entered into rest Wednesday morning, January 18, 2017, at his home in Walterboro.

Jim’s life was celebrated during a service of Worship, demonstrating his love for mankind, 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon, January 21, 2017, from The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Chapel, Walterboro.

Born September 26, 1942, in Colleton County, SC, he was a son of the late McIver C. Floyd and the late Lucille Crosby Floyd.  Jim was a well-known icon in Walterboro; a community and its people whom he loved dearly.  Most notably in his life, he was known as “Jim Floyd the Painter”, through his years of dedication and ownership of Floyd Painting, Inc.  His humor was second to none and he always had a comical anecdote or comment for every situation and conversation.  In his earlier years, he served in the South Carolina National Guard and was a longtime member of First Christian Church in Walterboro where he had served as an Elder, and was a member of Gideon’s International.  He knew the value of one’s character and he believed in the significance of helping his fellowman.  In the later years of Jim’s life, he became well-known as the old fart on the golf cart, being seen up and down the Bells Highway in Walterboro.

Surviving are:  his beloved wife of fifty-four years, Mrs. Rebecca Thomas “Billie” Floyd; two children, James Berry Floyd, Jr. of Lake Lure, NC and Charlotte Floyd Stanfield and her husband Ted of Walterboro; a brother, Frank Floyd of Lake Lure, NC and a sister, Virginia Fuller of Walterboro.  There are two grandchildren; Caleb Floyd Padgett and Caston Michael Savik; as well as a large host of loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.   He was preceded in death by three siblings, Helen Floyd Haller, Maxine Floyd Lane, and William A. Floyd.

The family has respectfully requested that memorial contributions be directed in his memory to the following:  First Christian Church Building Fund, 417 Carn Street, Walterboro, SC 29488; or to, Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607; or to, Colleton County Relay for Life, 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, North Charleston, SC 29406; or to: Gideon’s International – Walterboro Camp, 246 East Washington Street, Walterboro, SC 29488.

Arrangements by: THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro; 843.538.5408.  Visit our online registry at:


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