March 12, 1914 ~ April 10, 2008
Robert E Floyd, born March 12, 1914, in Mobile, Alabama, died April 10, 2008.
Survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Anna; daughters, Sheron (Terry) Groselose and Connie (Bob) Davis; sons, Mitchell (Beth) Kelloff Jr., Edward (Kathy) Kelloff and Phillip (Alison) Kelloff; grandchildren, Cameron (Beth) Werker, Neva, Nick, Annalise, Graham, Zachary and Sarah Kelloff; brother, William Floyd; nephews, Robert (Annette) Floyd and John (Sunny) Floyd; nieces, Billie (Jack) Cauley and Pam McCauley.Robert grew up in Louisiana and left at an early age to join the Army Air Corps in 1931. Prior to World War II, was stationed at a variety of posts in the US and the BWI. During WWII, he served in the American Theater and in Europe with the 36th Fighter Pursuit Group. During the war he was awarded the Soldiers Medal for heroism. After the war he continued to serve in the Army Air Corps and transferred to the Air Force when it was created. He rose to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer prior to his retirement in 1958. In addition to the Soldiers Medal, he was awarded the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, Air Force Combat Readiness, Good Conduct Medal, European Theater of Operations with seven Stars, American Defense with one Star, Army of Occupation, National Defense Service Medal, American Offensive, American Theater, Presidential Unit Citation and the Belgian Fourre de Guerre. Following his military retirement, he earned a Master Degree from the University of Colorado. He began a second career with the Colorado Division of Rehabilitation. He served as Director of Workmen Compensation/Rehabilitation program. Robert was a man of honor, highly respected by all who knew him. His five children have met the standards he set – they are as proud of him as he was of them. His life was long and well lived.
Trisagion Service, 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral, 10 a.m. Wednesday at Saint John Hellenic Orthodox Church, 1010 Spruce St. Military Honors by High Frontier Honor Guard of Peterson Air Force Base and interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Soldiers Angels or St. John Orthodox Church, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003
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