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Ernest Lee Floor

November 18, 1932 ~ May 31, 2019 (age 86)

     Ernest Lee Floor, Sr., 86, Nevada, MO passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019 at National Healthcare in Joplin following a lengthy illness. Ernest was born November 18, 1932 in Akron, IN, to Leo and Geneva Bell (Roberts) Floor. He was married to Joann Rosas for 22 years and she preceded him in death in 2013, he was married to Mary Sanders and after 35 years of marriage she preceded him in death on March 30, 2016. On September 16, 2016 he married Kathleen Schwedler and she survives of the home.   

    Ernest was raised in Akron, IN and following high school he joined the United States Navy serving 20 years retiring in 1974 as Chief Petty Officer. During his time in the Navy he served in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. Following his retirement from the military he moved to Dallas, TX and worked at a number of jobs including working for East Town Osteopathic Hospital in Dallas, the Ft. Worth Club, Federal Reserve in Dallas, and the Fairmont Hotel. He has resided in Nevada for the past two and a half years. Ernest enjoyed hunting and fishing, preaching, in recent years he did paint by numbers painting, and loved watching his purple martins. Ernest was a current member of the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, El Dorado Springs, MO and former member of the Decatur Avenue Baptist Church in Ft. Worth, TX.

     Ernest was preceded in death by his parents, two wives; brother, Bob Floor; sisters; Nila Floor, Juanita Ryan, Sandy Presley, and Elizabeth Floor.   In addition to his wife, Kathleen he is survived by five children; Donna Wolken (Dale) Erie, KS,  Ernest Floor Jr. (Susan) Asbury, MO, Terry Floor (Alena) Lemon Grove, CA, Sherry Morrison (Ray) Aurora, CO, Ben Floor (Linda) Grand Rapids, MI; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; siblings, Pat Ryan, Show Low, AZ, David Floor, Phoenix, AZ, and Charlotte Elder, Show Low, AZ; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and special friends.

     Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019 in the Decatur Avenue Baptist Church in Ft. Worth, TX with Pastor Travis Welch officiating. Graveside Services with Military Honors will follow at 2:00 p.m.  in the Restland Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

     Memorials may be made to the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, El Dorado Springs, MO in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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