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Robert “Red” Stanley Floyd

March 16, 2022
Robert Stanley Floyd (Red) made it to the finish line here on Earth on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. He ran a great race!  He gave life 110% with intestinal fortitude!
A man with many titles and names:  husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandpa, great grandpa, Red, Bob, Robert, Uncle Bob, Uncle Red, Coach Floyd, Mr. Floyd, teacher, principal, boss, mentor, friend, teammate and if you happened to be on the receiving end of his paddle, you may have called him something else!
Born Robert Stanley Floyd on February 18, 1934 to Stanley Benton and Leta LaRean Floyd at the family’s farm house near Milton, Kansas. It was a snowy cold night and the doctor from Conway Springs could not make it by car. Stanley hooked a team of horses to the wagon and headed to get the doctor.  After the delivery, the doctor asked if LaRean had a name for her baby boy and she said no.  The doctor’s name was Robert and they decided to name their newborn son Robert.
Robert attended Milton’s one room school and excelled in sports. He also attended Southwestern College where he played football and Arkansas City JuCo!  He received his Masters Degree in Education from Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia. He taught school at Belle Plaine USD 357 and served as principal, until his retirement in 1988!  After retiring from USD 357, Robert worked for Mid-West TV and Appliance for a short time. He also spent his summers working for local farmers around Belle Plaine.
Avid sports fan, hunter, fisherman, golfer and master gardener were his favorite pastimes.  He especially enjoyed his grand and great grandkids!
He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Benton Floyd and mother, Leta LaRean (Jones) Floyd, sisters; Bonita (Floyd) Peck and Joan (Floyd) Phillips. He is survived by his wife, Stanley Ann (Young) Floyd, son, Larry Floyd (Gigi), daughter, Terri (Floyd) Alexander (Dennis), grandkids; Matthew Alexander, Katelyn Alexander Jon Alexander, Erin (Floyd) Faber, Ryan Floyd and Taylor Floyd and nine great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 pm with the family on March 24, 2022 at Petersen Family Funeral Services, 215 N. Main, Newton, Kansas.
Memorial service will be at 10:00 am on March 25, 2022 at Petersen Family Funeral Services, 215 N. Main, Newton, Kansas.
The family wishes to greet you immediately after the funeral at Petersen’s.
There will be a private burial ceremony later in the day on March 25, 2022.
In Lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to a memorial fund titled “Floyd and Peck Families Memorial Fund”.  This fund is managed by Legacy Regional Community Foundation, P.O. Box 713, Winfield, Kansas 67156, telephone: 620-221-0532 or(www.legacyregionalfoundation.org). Money from this fund will be awarded to projects or needs within the Belle Plaine community.

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11 thoughts on “Robert “Red” Stanley Floyd

  1. Oh yes, intestinal fortitude. That is an expression I have carried with me. Mr. Floyd was an exceptional teacher. He inspired in me a love of history and wanting to know how our government works. I never saw him in action as principal but I’m sure he was fantastic. He was a fine man and will be missed. I can only imagine the party going on in Heaven, welcoming him home. My prayers go to the family for peace and comfort.

  2. So sorry for your loss Terri. May God carry you through this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers friend.

  3. Mr. Floyd, was my 8th grade math teacher, first year they came out with this stuff, he said we will learn together. He was also my football and basketball in grade school, A fine man and great coach, will never forget him. Oh 1 more thing, I called him RED 1 time and I saw his board of education, need lot more of that now days…

  4. Mr. Floyd was a wonderful boss and friend. He blessed and influenced many, many lives. I feel blessed to have had him in my life.

  5. I remember Mr. Floyd coming over to the house and my father and him would visit out in the garage. My brothers and sisters knew we would never get by with anything! Dad also enjoyed his time with him in Brownsville, Texas where they both wintered. Rest In Peace, Mr. Floyd. Sorry for your loss Larry, and prayers to you and yours.

  6. So sorry to hear of Mr. Floyd,s passing. He is one of the Great Ones! Not only did he teach us math and history, he taught us about life. Thanks, Coach, you are loved and missed! May the Lord bless and keep you!

  7. Stan and family .. we always enjoyed Red so much at Rio Valley Estates .. and send along prayers & sympathy in your loss.
    Tom & Mary Lou Benson

  8. What a friend!!! The best friend I had in Texas. I’ll always remember the golfing and the hours spent talking on his deck. He was a unique fun loving guy.

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