Floyd Edward Newkirk

September 14, 1957 ~ January 30, 2022 (age 64)

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Floyd Edward Newkirk Sr. was born September 14, 1957, to Willie Floyd and Alma Ruth Newkirk in Bulloch County, Georgia. He passed away Sunday, January 30, 2022.

Floyd leaves to cherish fond memories: his wife, Cheryl Gore-Newkirk; one son, Floyd Edward Newkirk, Jr.; embraced daughter, Michele Brown; grandson, Kordae Eason; his mother, Alma Ruth Newkirk; siblings: Willie Newkirk, Joyce (Larry) Jones, Jacqueline Newkirk, Dwight Newkirk Sr., Janet Newkirk, Alma Diggs, and Victoria (Frank) Mack. He   also leaves a host of loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends like JB, J.W., Larry, and Alonzo. He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Floyd Newkirk; his brother, Lester Lee Newkirk; and his beloved daughter, Jewel Elizabeth Newkirk.

Floyd graduated from Candler County Public Schools in Metter, Georgia. He had an inquisitive mind that was developed at an early age reading from sources like the Bible, JW literature, and encyclopedias. Floyd stated, “I got into more trouble for the questions I asked than for what I did!” He was very engaging in conversations that simulated his interest; would always try to leave you with something to think about and he did not mind embellishing the story. In the Construction Steel Industry as a Journeyman/Rodbuster, Floyd assisted in building high-rise communities, bridges, and other projects in the Washington Metropolitan area. He furthered his education at Ogeechee Technical College, received his certification in Industrial Maintenance and worked at Wallace Computer Service, but Floyd’s most challenging and rewarding job was being a devoted father and grandfather.

Floyd’s hobbies included: watching mysteries (Perry Mason) cowboy movies, and his favorites sports (New England Patriots and Venus/Serena Williams); reading, cooking; fixing/building things and listening to his music. In the last years of Floyd’s life, he found much enjoyment in contacting family and friends to say hi and to share a laugh or two.

Floyd was raised going to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses (JW). He believed that Jehovah was the only true God and was happy for family and friends that made “The Truth” their own.

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A Zoom Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February, 19, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. 

Meeting ID: 859 8327 5363

Passcode: Newkirk

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