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William "Floyd" Truett

July 17, 1935 — January 12, 2018

Mr. William “Floyd” Truett, age 82, of Columbus, Georgia passed away Friday, January 12, 2018.

He was born in Borden Springs, Alabama on July 17, 1935, son of the late Robert Hamilton Truett and Marion Elizabeth Collins Truett. While growing up in Cedartown, Floyd and his family lived on Jackson Street and he attended Third Street School. Floyd was baptized at the age of 17 by Rev. Buddy York and became a member of Second Baptist Church in Cedartown. He then joined the US Navy where he served our country for 20 years. While in the Navy, he found the love of his life, Miss. Sara Gilley, whom he married in 1958. After retiring from the Navy, Floyd worked with Lysol National Laboratory and retired in Columbus, Georgia.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Sara Rownes Truett; brother William Truett; sisters: Betty Clarke, Jean Nettles and Shirley Vines.

Survivors include his son and daughter in law Robert “Bobby” and Penny Truett; brother: Robert Wayne Truett; sisters: Diann Brown and husband James, Pasty Causey and Carolyn Wood; 3 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brother in law: Pierce Nettles; several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

A service to remember Floyd’s life will be held Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 3:00 PM in the chapel of Smith & Miller Funeral Home with Mr. Ricky Vines and Mr. Allen Spence delivering the eulogies.

The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2:00 PM until the service hour at the funeral home.

The Smith & Miller Funeral Home of Cedartown is honored to serve the family of Mr. William “Floyd” Truett.

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