Floyd Edsel Douglas

September 17, 1928 ‒ May 31, 2016

Fredericktown, Ohio

Floyd Edsel Douglas, age 87, of Fredericktown, OH, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at his residence.  He was born on September 17, 1928 in Wayne County, OH, to the late David “Wayne” and Grace (Hofacre) Douglas.

Floyd was a farmer all his life and enjoyed being in the outdoors.  He worked as a school bus drive for Dalton Local Schools for 17 years, part time mail carrier, had an egg route and worked for Apple Hill Orchard for 25 years.  Floyd enjoyed raising chickens and turkeys, building bird houses, camping, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Floyd is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jacqueline “Jackie” Douglas, children, James (Jackie) Douglas, Phillip (Barbara Thomas) Douglas, Mark (Ruth) Douglas, Paul (Carla) Douglas, Joyce (Douglas) Doup and Daniel Douglas; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a sister, Clarabel (Vaughn) Kurzen; and a niece, Brenda.

Besides his parents, Floyd is preceded in death by a niece, Beth Kurzen.   

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 12 PM until the time of memorial service at 3 PM, at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church; 123 Columbus Rd. Fredericktown, OH 43019 with Pastor Ruth Douglas officiating. 

Memorial contributions may be made to:  Hospice of Knox County or Fredericktown EMS. 

To view this obituary or leave the family a memory, visit:  www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Floyd Edsel Douglas

  • Thinking of the family with the loss of Floyd. You have our Deepest Sympathy.

  • Brad and I are saddened to hear of your loss. We know it is tough, are keeping you all in our prayers, and hope you feel surrounded by much love. Thinking of you as you celebrate your husband, dad, and grandfather’s life. Hugs! Matthew 5:4

  • Dear Jackie and family,

    So sorry to hear of the loss of Floyd. You are in our prayers and thoughts.🙏
    Bill and Joan Aleshire

  • You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We’ll miss Floyd and his wife and daughter at our Dalton High School class of ’46 breakfasts. We always enjoyed visiting with them. Thursday morning is our 70th anniversary get-together and we’ll all be thinking of and missing Floyd.
    -Myrtle (Brillhart) Martin and all of Floyd’s DHS ’46 classmates

  • Please accept our deepest sympathy. We are so very sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Rev. Tom & Yvonne Matus

  • Jackie and Family, You all are in our thoughts and prayers in the lost of your husband Floyd, Father and Grandfather. May God uphold you during this time sorrow. Joy & Gary Campbell

  • To the families, so sorry for the loss of your loved one, you have our deepest sympathy, many blessings and prayers.

  • I went in the room the other day and Dean was on the computer and had a tear in his eye. I said what is wrong and he was reading Bernie’s tribute to his grandpa and was so saddened to hear of Floyd’s passing. He said he will never forget when brother, Roger died, Floyd came and saw to it that the field of hay Dean and Roger were making at the time was completed. Now that is a dear friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

  • Dear Bernie, Ruth and Family, We are sorry for the loss of Floyd. It sounds like he lived a good life and that you have many memories to hold dear! Celebrate his life!
    Chris and Dick Well

  • So sorry for the loss of your dad, Joyce. May God comfort and bless each and everyone. Sending hugs your way.

  • Dear Mrs. Douglas, Joyce, Doug and the Douglas Family, Sending you our deepest sympathy and friendship. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Dearest Jackie and family. Just read of Floyd’s passing. My dearest thoughts of knowing such a sweet spirited soul! Gods Blessings and Peace and comfort to you all
    Love Nancy Stanley

  • Dan

    Dennis and I are so very sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

    Dennis and Edie (Spencer) Bates

  • To Mark and Ruth Douglas and the entire Douglas family. Our sincere sympathy on Floyd’s passing. There is most definitely a shiny spot in heaven with him there. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

    Dave and Brenda Barkschat

  • To Jackie and family (especially Phil), We were so glad to see and visit with you all when you made the trip back to Dalton a few weeks ago. We had planned on being there for calling hours but we had to change those plans. We want you to know we are thinking of you all and have you in our prayers. We have many fond memories of the whole family. God Bless you and be a comfort to you all.

  • Sorry to hear of Floyd’s passing, we didn’t get a newspaper on Thursday so we didn’t know till today. Carl called us and told us he had passed but we didn’t know when services were to be. Jackie and the family have our deepest sympathy and prayers!
    We certainly know how you all feel as our hearts were broken when Shirleen Smith got sick and died after 28 days of being diagnosed with liver cancer. God be with you and comfort you.
    Love, Darlene Sapp & Myrtle Reynolds

  • Sorry for your loss; however, he leaves a wonderful legacy through his beautiful family! Prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  • I am so very sorry to hear of Floyd’s passing, and even more sorry that I did not hear of it in time to attend the service. I felt a real sense of faith and family whenever I spent time with the Douglas family. I have very fond memories that I shall hold dear always. Prayers for the family, I know you will miss him terribly. ~Beth McNeil-Shaw