Lansdale, Floyd D.

Floyd D. Lansdale, 94, of Fordyce died Thursday, December 26, 2013 at the Dallas County Medical Center in Fordyce. He was born June 22, 1919 in Warren, Arkansas. He is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd A. Lansdale and Myrtle Smith Lansdale; and his wife of 60 years, Barbara Lucas Lansdale. Floyd was a veteran of World War II. He joined the Army Air Force in August 1941 and was an aerial engineer on B25's and B26's. He was a charter member of the Fordyce National Guard unit and worked as a full time employee of the guard for 32 years. He was a member of the American Legion and the EM Lodge 363 for over 60 years. Floyd was an avid bowler, having won the State Senior's Tournament 3 times and the National Senior's Tournament once in New York. He loved golf, and was at the Fordyce County Club most every day for 65 years. He was also a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church since 1935. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Bill Nutt of Fordyce, Gail and Freddie Musgrove of Fordyce; four grandchildren, Bret Nutt of Fordyce, Brady Nutt of Fordyce, Meredith Whitaker of Ruston, LA and Mitchell Musgrove of Fordyce; and fourteen great grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday 1:30 pm until 2:30 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2:30 pm with Rev. Rusty Ross and Rev. Bill Cato officiating. Burial will be at Stoney Point Cemetery near Fordyce. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. 

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