The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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December 22, 2013

Floyd Joe Sill

JOPLIN, Mo. — Floyd Joseph Sill, age 86, of Joplin, passed away at 6:07 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Mercy Hospital after a long hard-working life.

Born Jan. 13, 1927, in Joplin, he was the son of the late Dewey and Ethel Sill, he graduated from Joplin High School and lived in the Joplin area his lifetime. Floyd co-owned and operated Ozark Service Station on Main Street for over 40 years. The past 10 years he was a driver for the Fletcher dealership. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served during World War II aboard the USS Fall River. He was a member of the World War II Last Mans Club and American Legion Post No. 13. Floyd also called square dances for the Western Twirlers.

On Dec. 24, 1946, he married Billye D. Hagensicker at Columbus, Kan. She preceded him in death on May 2, 2004. A brother, Lloyd; and a sister, Vera, also preceded him in death.

Survivors include three daughters, Jayne Munday and husband, Sam, of Purdy, Mo., Dana Neidert, of Joplin, Gena Tucker and husband, Steve, of Joplin; a son, Joe Sill and wife, Wendi, of Joplin; four siblings, Verna Johnson, Lavita Kersey and Flo Howard, all of Joplin, Lorena Endicott, of Santa Maria, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Kassie and Chris McCleary, both of Joplin, Josh Copher, of Joplin, Josh Tucker, of Huntington Beach, Calif., Kolby Tucker, of Joplin, Newton Neidert, of Rochester, Minn. and Trey Neidert, of Parker, Colo.; several great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Rosie Knight.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary where private family services will be held. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Bob Simon officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Joplin Humane Society or the Wounded Warrior Project.

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