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Floyd Workman

Floyd Workman (Famous Floyd), passed away on March 14, 2011, surrounded by his family. He was born in Klamath Falls, Ore., on May 6, 1932. His family moved to the Rogue Valley in 1946, and he never left! He was the son of Melvin and Grace Workman, the fourth of five children.

He married Jody Hobbs, in Reno, Nev., on October 6, 1951. Floyd started his working life at Fountain Lumber Company in Phoenix, Ore. Years later, Floyd worked at the Piggly Wiggly, and then went into sales and became a Regional Sales Manager for a food manufacturer, retiring in 1994. Floyd and Jody became snowbirds after retirement and traveled the western states, making friends everywhere they went. He and Jody founded the Buckles and Bows Square Dance Hall and he was a caller for 13 years. "Famous" Floyd was also an avid golfer. Floyd enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with friends and family. He was always known for having a pristine camp site. He enjoyed gardening, and loved hearing about how beautiful his yard was.

Floyd is survived by his wife, Jody; and his three children, Diane (Jim) Lewis, Doug (Cheri) Workman, and Darren Workman. He was the loving grandfather of eight; great-granfather of 10; and is also survived by his brother, Jack Workman, of Ark. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Norma Hickman; and brothers, Ed and Chuck Workman.

A memorial service will be held at the Mountain View Estates Club House in Talent, Ore., at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 20, 2011. We miss him already.