Obituary of Floyd Megee, Jr.
Floyd Megee, Jr., a remarkable man who touched many lives passed away in the care of Bayhealth Sussex Hospital in Milford, DE on May 9, 2021. He was 82 years young. He was born on February 8, 1939 to the late Floyd A. Megee and Myrtle Shockley Megee in Millville, DE. After high school, Floyd served in the US Army. He worked for and retired from E.I. DuPont Nemours Co. Nylon Plant in Seaford. Together with his wife, Gail whom he married in 1960, they raised four children. Floyd also went on to own and operate Floyd’s Restaurant in Millsboro, DE, famous for Thursday night chicken and dumplings. Floyd created and ran the “Country Hoe-Downs” starting in 1973 on a whim to support the Cub Scouts, running through 1993. This effort expanded, and raised over $250,000 for scouting, fire companies, and other various charities. He was a well-known expert on antique cars, especially Studebakers. He was colorful and always had a humorous new story to tell, always with fresh material. He was also skilled at arts, crafts and woodworking.
Floyd is survived by his beloved wife, Gail Pettyjohn Megee, who worked by his side supporting all his endeavors, in addition to raising the family. He is also survived by three of his children: Lisa Lovenguth (Chris) of Milton, DE; Ron D. Megee, of Georgetown, DE; and Don W. Megee (Tara) also of Georgetown. There are nine grandchildren: Colby; Corey; Chelsea; Maggie; Kit; Chase; Lake; Niki, J.; and Kennedy. Six great-grandchildren also survive him: Patrick; Brayden; Landon; Jax; Brylee; and Saunder.
Floyd’s surviving siblings include: five sisters: Bonnie King, of Georgetown; Bessie Banks (Roger), of South Carolina; Teresa Patterson (Mark), of Dagsboro; Rhonda Davis, of Georgetown; and Cheryl Howard, of Georgetown as well as one brother: Terry Megee, of Georgetown. He also leaves behind three special ladies Brigid, Jodi, and Tara. In addition to his parents, Floyd was predeceased by his daughter Loriann White in 2013 and a sister Reba Fleetwood.
A funeral service, and Celebration of Floyd’s Life will be held at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM. A time of viewing and visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM. The service will be officiated by Pastor Bruce Rogers. Interment follows at St. John United Methodist Cemetery on Gravel Hill Rd in Georgetown.
Electronic condolences to: www.watsonfh.com
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