Floyd Pray Jr.
Floyd Pray Jr., 86, of Quincy, died at 12:35 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at his home. Born Sept. 18, 1930, in Brownstown, Ind., Floyd was a son of Floyd and Nellie Mae Trowbridge Pray Sr. He married Mary Lu Genenbacher on Sept. 26, 1953, in Quincy. She preceded him in death. Mr. Pray served his country as a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He earned the Purple Heart for wounds he received in combat. A highlight of his life was the Honor Flight trip Floyd took in 2014. Floyd was a standout basketball player in Brownstown, and his love of the sport continued throughout his life. He was an AAU official, a longtime member of the Mart Heinen Club and was an avid Quincy Blue Devil basketball fan. Floyd was of the Catholic faith, and he served as an usher at St. Francis Church for many years. Floyd was employed for 30 years at Moorman Manufacturing Company until his retirement. Floyd always enjoyed staying busy and worked as a house painter and drove for Denman Medical for several years. If you knew Floyd, you knew he was a kind, gentle man with a sharp sense of humor and ready to help anyone in need. Survivors include two daughters, Debbie VonderHaar (James) of Quincy and Nancy Putnam (Richard) of Quincy; a son, John Pray (Tina) of Quincy; 10 grandchildren, Cory VonderHaar (Brandi) of St. Louis, Mo., Courtney Benfield (Kevin) of Westmont, Andrew VonderHaar (Kelsey) of Quincy, Alex VonderHaar of Quincy, Megan Stone (Brian) of Quincy, Logan Putnam of Quincy, Levi Putnam of Quincy, Kreagen Pray of Hannibal, Mo., Jessica Eager (Kyle) of Lompoc, Calif., and Austin Pray of Quincy; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Carolyn Porter of Arizona; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Pray was preceded in death by his parents; a great-grandson, Gage Eager; three brothers; and one sister. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Shane Tomko conducting. Burial with military honors by Quincy American Legion Post 37 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral Honors Detail will be in Sunset Cemetery. VISITATION: 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. MEMORIALS: Great River Honor Flight. ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home. WEBSITE: zrsc.com . Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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