Benny Dennis Floyd

Benny Dennis Floyd was born in Hazen on August 29, 1940 to Enos Floyd and Nettie Mae Kee Floyd. He entered Heaven on July 4, 2024 after a long battle with cancer.

Benny is survived by his son, Terry (Ellen) Floyd, and daughter, Felicia (Greg) Hogue. One granddaughter, Emily Floyd and a bonus daughter, Felisha Thomas of New York. One brother, Jerry (Judy) Floyd. Brother-in-law, John Summar. Sister-in-law, Betty Parsley and several nieces and nephews. And, very special friend, Carl Bass.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Marilyn Parsley Floyd and his brother, Kenneth (Joyce) Floyd; step-father, Jimmy Dozier

Following in his father’s footsteps, he was a lifelong Mason and Pastmaster of Brinkley Lodge #295.

He worked 35 years in the service department at New Holland . After retiring in 2004, his new hobby became woodworking and making duck calls. That is when his hobby business; Big Woods Game Calls was established. He loved entering the competitions and was very successful and a member of Call Maker and Collector Association of America. Most of all he loved the camaraderie that came along with spending time with the special friends he made. Ron Gould being one of those.

Benny also enjoyed deer hunting until his health would no longer allow him to do it. Oh, the stories he would tell.

He and Marilyn loved to travel. Some of their favorite trips were to: Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Alaska,and Canada. They made friends from all around the world.

Benny was living at The Blake in Little Rock and was given the name Papa by a few of his angels there. Many thanks to Pam. Kaylah, Lindsey, Angela , and many others who made him feel super special and provided him care.

Services for Benny will be at Centerpoint Baptist Church in Hazen, AR with visitation from 12:00 PM til 1:00 PM and funeral service following beginning at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, July 10th, interment will be in the Centerpoint Cemetery. Guests are invited to join the family for a reception in the church fellowship hall following the services. Arrangements are entrusted with Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.

In lieu of flowers, consider donations to CenterPoint Cemetery in Hazen, St. Jude’s in Memphis, or a charity of your choice.

21 thoughts on “Benny Dennis Floyd”

  1. Benny was a great friend and employee. I remember many days and trip we made together for old New Holland. What a guy. He will be missed.

  2. Jim Moellenberndt

    Benny helped me a lot when I started with New Holland. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.
    Jim Moellenberndt

  3. I remember Benny well, and believe we joined New Holland the same year, (1966) He was a great friend and will be missed.

  4. I remember Benny well, and believe we joined New Holland the same year, He was a great friend and will be missed.

  5. Benny was a great guy. I never got to really know him well but I always respected what he said at the New Holland meetings.

    1. Farrel Charpentier

      Meet him a fews back and instantly became friends. I so enjoyed our talks from time to time. His conversation will truly be missed.

  6. Benny was an absolute wealth of knowledge for a young service rep like myself when I first met him. Over the years I really came to respect him.
    He will be missed

  7. Benny was a dear friend, golfing buddy of mine and a wonderful mentor , one of the best men I’ll ever know.
    Tom Garrett.

  8. I remember the days getting the house ready to sale, I was the lucky one that Benny wanted to spend the nights with along with Ron Gould , I was not a good host but they didn’t seem to mind, A lot of talking and laughing, A few lies I am sure, Miss you old Buddy.

  9. When i went to the old Memphis Br in 1972,Benny was the first of the Br.60 Svc dept.i met and worked with.He was a great friend and employee as you could always learn something new and important.He was a dedicated Arkansan and lived his life to the fullest.the one thing I’ll always remember was his hobby of making Duck Calls.He was a true craftsman and made some beautiful ones. He’ll be sorely missed!! May God bless you and keep you ,may he make his face to shine on you and give you peace. Your Good friend Mike Craig

  10. Lindsey Haagenson

    He sat across from me curiously balanced on the side of his bed. I knew he didn’t have the strength to play long- but he had said he wanted to when I asked. He was red and I was yellow. Connect4. This was our game. I had won the first couple of matches and I was starting to wonder if he was flagging when I looked up to see his devious smile- the one that made me question all my last moves. He slid the last piece down the board winning two ways. Diagonal and horizontal. This was our last game and this will be the face I remember of him. Benny was a true competitor and a great friend. He will be missed.

  11. Benny was a true gentleman and a great mentor and friend. I remember working with him doing round baler training and it such a pleasure. He will be sadly missed but we know he now resting in peace with no more pain. God has more plans for Benny. Rest In Peace my good friend.

  12. Benny was a true gentleman and a great mentor and friend. I remember working with him doing round baler training and it was such a pleasure. He will be sadly missed but we know he is now resting in peace with no more pain. God has more plans for Benny. Rest In Peace my good friend.

  13. Wish i would of had more time with Benny ,he was so always ready to pass on his knowledge,to help all of us New Holland customers ,dealers ,and service people.
    He help me understand square balers ,like i said i needed to have more time with him. Rest in Peace

  14. I always appreciated Benny’s machine knowledge and his wisdom.
    I know all of his dealers and customers felt the same.
    He will be missed.
    Gary Wojcik

  15. I met Mr Benny and Marilyn early last year and I so wish I would have met them sooner. Wonderful loving people. Benny and I shared a lot of laughs and I am so thankful that God put us together. He was a great man who loved to share his knowledge of a lot of things to me. He has a very special place in my heart and always will. I will miss talking with you but I know what a grand reunion it was for you and Marilyn to be together again. You two were an inspiration to me when I saw how much you still loved each other after 64 years. I will keep your recipe for the cucumbers that tasted like my grandma’s. Lol Fly high sweet man and I will miss you. Prayers for the family and friends. Until we meet again RIP. I drank a Pepsi the other day in memory of you. You were a great man Benny and I will remember you and Marilyn for the rest of my life. Thank you for loving me.

  16. William Denio

    Very sorry to hear of Benny’s passing. He and I were both members of Cabot Masonic Lodge 319. Benny said he always enjoyed my emails and phone calls to him. I was privileged to have presented him with his 50 year Masonic membership pin.

  17. randy parsley

    Uncle Benny- that’s all I ever knew him as, for my 64 years. He was, as someone else said, “one of the good guys”. Godspeed, Uncle Benny.

  18. I have worked with Benny for many years he has taught me a lot and showed me many things including wood turning. I have enjoyed stopping in to see him and Marilyn when we were driving by as well as talking to him and he was going through his treatments. Benny will surly be missed but will see him again in heaven. Phil W

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