Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Funeral services for Floyd Henry Stith, conducted by the Rev. Jimmy Brockington, were held Friday, January 24, 2014, at Marion Baptist Church of Salters. Mr. Stith died Saturday, January 18, 2014. He was born December 25, 1925, in Wakefield, Virginia, the son of the late Henry and Mattie Stith. Twelve siblings preceded him in death. He attended the public schools of Sussex County, Virginia. He worked at the Newport News Shipyard until he was drafted into the US Marines in 1944. After completing his military service, he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he received his certification for painting and interior decorating from his GI Plan. He also worked for the Sanitation Department of Philadelphia. Eventually, he resigned from the Sanitation Department and moved to New York. He then began to work for Williamsburg Company until he was employed by the New York Times Delivery. He was a member of Marion Baptist Church. He bowled with the Madison Square Garden League and the New York Times League. He also bowled in a number of tournaments in Upstate New York. Survivors are: his wife, Mildred Stith of the home; two children, Floyd L. Stith and Kodenn A. Stith, both of Brooklyn, New York; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.