Born in Royston, he was a son of Mozelle Yearwood Cabe and the late Aaron Floyd Jr. He was a graduate of Toccoa High School and was a U. S. Navy veteran, having served in Vietnam. Tommy was a dedicated Sunday school teacher and an active deacon for many years. He was a member of The Pointe Church of God in Toccoa. Tommy was employed with Stovall Building Supplies for over 30 years and most recently with Harbin Lumber Company in Lavonia. Tommy’s greatest joy in life was spending time with his family and helping others. He enjoyed deer hunting and supporting athletic events, which included cheering, coaching and mentoring many young players, including his oldest grandson.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by: his father-in-law, John S. Lyles; and several aunts and uncles.
He is survived by: his wife, Judy Lyles Floyd; his parents, Mozelle and David Cabe of Toccoa; a son, Vince Floyd of Atlanta; a daughter and son-in-law, LeAnn Floyd and Steven Sorrells of Toccoa; his grandchildren, Andrew Floyd, Alyssa Sorrells, Sidney Sorrells and Skyler Sorrells, all of Toccoa; a brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Debi Floyd of Mooresville, N.C.; his mother-in-law, Margaret Banks Lyles of Toccoa; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ed and Marlene Banks of Carnesville, Linda Lyles of Clarkesville and Karen and Mike Ivester of Toccoa; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of Tommy’s life was held Wednesday at The Pointe Church of God with the Rev. Terry Addis officiating. Music was provided by The Pointe Church choir and family members. Honorary escorts were baseball players with whom Tommy had been affiliated throughout the years.
A private graveside service will be held on today at Roselane Cemetery for the immediate family.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in to The Pointe Church music department; or to the charity or organization of one’s choice.
Whitlock Mortuary in Toccoa is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.whitlockmortuary.net.