Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Floyd James Whistler (September 5, 2016)

Floyd James Whistler, age 78, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 5:17 AM Monday, September 5, 2016, at Reid Health Center Richmond, Indiana. Floyd was born January 25, 1938, in Union City, Ohio, to the late Raymond and Hazel (Rhoades) Whistler.

Floyd retired from Fram Corporation of Greenville and formerly worked at the Greenville Walmart Store. He was a Veteran of the US Navy serving from 1957 until 1961. Floyd volunteered at the Garst Museum and Shawnee Prairie Preserve in Greenville. Floyd enjoyed traveling and working in the yard.

Floyd was also preceded in death by a sister, Helen Maxine Revelle; and brother, Charles “Gene” Whistler.

Floyd is survived by his wife, Rayna Rogene (Hartley) Whistler whom he married May 26, 1990; son, Gregory James Whistler of Greenville; step son, Mark (Martha) Lawrence of Old Monroe, Missouri; grandchildren, Tom Lawrence and Amy Sutton; 4 great-grandchildren; half-sister, Diane Van Sickle on Tennessee; brothers, Don Whistler of Hardy, Arkansas, and Max Morgan of Tecumseh, Michigan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Garden with Military Honors conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Garst Museum, Shawnee Prairie Reserve or donor’s choice.

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