NEOSHO, Mo. —
At 11:10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, God sent angels to carry Floyd Edward Ginger, age 78, formerly of Neosho, Mo., to his Heavenly Home.
Floyd began his earthly journey on June 28, 1935, in Springfield, Mo., where he was born to Ella and Lloyd Ginger. He spent his early childhood years in the Springfield and St. Louis areas. When Floyd was a young teenager, he and his mother moved to Newton County when she married Floyd Parker, a kind and loving stepfather who loved and nurtured Floyd all their years together.
As a young man, Floyd enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he served a four year enlistment. During that time he married Linda Lee Latch on July 12, 1955. Together they raised four children, Russell, Randy, Linda Sue and Travis.
In the early years of their marriage, Floyd worked for Ray and Marie Latch, Linda's parents, who owned several furniture stores. Later, Floyd and Linda owned their own store, Linda Lee Furniture in Joplin. He also worked at Sears and at several automotive dealerships as an auto body painter.
Floyd was preceded in death by his in-laws, Ray and Marie Latch; his mother, Ella Parker in 1994; his father, Floyd Parker in 1996; and a son-in-law, Rick Bigley in 2012.
Floyd is survived by his wife of 58 years, Linda Ginger, Neosho, Mo.; one daughter, Linda Sue Bigley, Neosho; three sons, Russ Ginger and wife, Kathy, Seneca, Mo., Randy Ginger and fiancé, Debbie Dotson, Racine, Mo., and Travis Ginger, Neosho; one sister, Wanda Gooch, Duenweg, Mo.; eight grandchildren and spouses, Jason Ginger and wife, Carolyn, Seneca, Rusty Ginger and wife, Jennifer, Seneca, Mandy Taylor and Kevin Linnebur, Cherryvale, Kan., Jack and Valerie Bigley, Cherryvale, Mike Landis Jr., Joplin, Rece Ginger and wife, Sarah, Joplin, Blake Ginger and wife, Jennifer, Joplin, and Deric Miller and wife, Alicia, Joplin; along with 13 great-grandchildren.
Floyd will be cremated with no formal services planned at this time.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
Online condolences may be made at www.masonwoodard.com