Floyd J. Whitney

October 20, 1929 ‒ August 20, 2020

Johnsville, Ohio

LEXINGTON:  Sawdust was Floyd Whitney’s glitter. As a finish carpenter, and member of the Carpenter’s Union, Floyd solved problems – often using wood. Where others saw raw lumber, Floyd envisioned fine cabinets and staircases, or lovely doors, windows, and woodwork. “Plan your work, and work your plan” was a philosophy that served him well, which he taught his daughters.

Floyd went home to heaven to meet his first love and “honey” Faye, Thursday morning August 20, 2020 from Bennington Glen. He was 90.

Born October 20, 1929 in Morrow County, he was graduated from Johnsville.

Floyd enjoyed gardening – and sharing the bounty of his harvest – and liked following the sports teams of the Northmor Knights, The Ohio State Buckeyes, and the Cleveland Indians.  He kept fit by walking 2 to 4 miles a day until just recently.

While a member of the Waterford Church of Christ, he served the congregation as deacon, and was currently a member of the Lexington Church of Christ.

Floyd kept an immaculate lawn – he took great care and pride in this – and was blessed with an amiable spirit – Floyd never met a stranger.

He is survived by daughters Kathy (Bernie) Wurts of Olathe, KS, and Kristy (Mark Wiegers) Whitney Wiegers of Kansas City, MO; grandchildren Adrian, Christian, Perry, Brady, Michael, Gage, Megan, Madison and Matthew.

He was preceded in death by his wife Faye Whitney in 2015. Also deceased are his mother Mary Whitney, and a brother Dean Keyes.

The Whitney family will receive guests Monday, August 24, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. His funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Pastor TJ Waters will officiate. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

Contributions in his memory to Bennington Glen Activities Department may be made at the funeral home. The Whitney family acknowledges the dedication and compassion of the fine people of Capital City Hospice, who treated Floyd with great care and respect.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve the Whitney family. Share a memory of sympathy with them online at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com


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  • We are sorry for your loss.We are happy for him because he is now with his beloved.Prayers for all . Love Debbie and Jim Burchett

  • Kathy and Kristy, Im glad you girls got to come to Ohio to see your dad when you did. Find comfort in knowing your dad is at peace now and with your mom. You girls have my deepest sympathy. Prayers for you both during this hard time. Due to work I will not be able to attend calling hours or funeral but will be thinking of you both.

  • I have a lot of memories of Floyd, all the cars and many thing growing up in Johnsville. He was one of a kind. We had good visits with him at Bennington, the last was in January. He was very happy being there and that made us feel good, We will miss Floyd. God bless, he is a rest. Gary & Joan Cover

  • Floyd and Faye were patients of my husband since Floyd did the finishing work in the home we built it in Mansfield. We often pass his old homestead when traveling to
    Johnstown by way of 314 and are reminded of them, frequently seeing Floyd walking. We know he loved the Lord, did his work to the very best of his ability and missed Faye very much. He often spoke about his daughters whom he also greatly loved. May your memories bring you comfort and peace.

  • Kathy and Kristy sorry to here of the loss of your your dear Dad . The last time I got to talk with your Dad was at my Dads funeral and he filled me in on what his girls were up to and how proud he was of you . May you find Peace in time .

  • My sincere wish you now can have peace you’re Dad is no longer dealing with earthly troubles. My condolences. Aunt Loann

  • To the families of Floyd J. Whitney

    I was saddened to learn of Floyd’s passing. Sending positive thoughts and healing prayers for the families.

    Mrs. Lloyd (Shirley) Whitney

  • Dear Kathy and Kristy, I just read of your dad’s passing today, Aug. 25. So sorry I missed coming to be with you. I want you to know my dad often asks me if I have heard how your dad was doing. He will be sad to know he passed but happy he is now with your mother. I believe the last time we talked with your dad was at the Alumni reunion and that was shortly before dad went to Winchester Terrace. I am so thankful I still have him and he is doing much better. He will be 95 next month. Love and Blessings to you both, Keith and Nancy Holtrey

  • Kathy & Kristy,
    Did not hear of your dad’s passing until Monday. Monday is my day to visit mom at Lexington Court since she is in hospice care. Told her your dad entered his eternal home and she said “now he is with his honey”. So thankful for his continued visits to mom (sharing many stories) after your mom’s passing until he went into nursing care.
    How blessed you both are to know that your dad is at peace with his creator and your parents are together again.
    Have many memories of your dad walking to and from Johnsville school. Especially his scolding me for walking on his newly planted grass. Thankful for the precious memories God gives that not even death can take away.
    God’s peace, comfort and blessings surround you.
    Robin Greene Snow