Nov. 20, 1926 – Oct. 15, 2022
Floyd Antley Sr. was called home Oct. 15, 2022, surrounded by family in Natchitoches.
Floyd was a veteran of WWII, serving in the US Navy. He was a retired employee of South-Central Bell. In his younger years he enjoyed hunting and taking his sons fishing at their camp at Sandy Point.
He enjoyed gardening and could grow just about anything. He became a widower in 1984 and after some time married Ione Gilbert and moved to Shreveport.
He then enjoyed having visitors, playing golf and having fish fries. He had a kind heart and loved helping others. When the weather permitted, he enjoyed sitting out on the porch and watching the different species of birds that would come to his bird feeders.
Floyd was also an excellent cook and enjoyed cooking for his family and friends. He also loved piddling around the house and growing beautiful plants and shrubbery. Floyd was also a Shriner.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Franklin and Mamie Antley; brother, Franklin (Fay) Antley; sisters, Katie Berry, Ruth Crow, Shirley Rachal, Lucille Tanner and Bobby Thompson; first wife, Rose M. Antley; grandsons, Rickey Antley Jr. and Matthew Gilbert; and second wife, Ione Gilbert Antley.
He is survived by his sons, Floyd Antley Jr., Rickey Antley Sr. and Gary Antley (Robin); stepsons, David Gilbert and Steve Gilbert; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 20 from 5-7 p.m. at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home.
A celebration of his life will be Friday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Bro. Ford Adkins officiating.
Those honored to be pallbearers are Floyd Antley III, Tim Lewis, William “Bill” Lewis, Robert Snelling, Isiah Basco II and Garrett Vercher.
In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to The Alzheimer’s Association.