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Bill G. Floyd M.D.

Bill G. Floyd M.D.

Bill G. Floyd, M. D. died November 12, 2013 in Little Rock. He was born May 20, 1931 in Little Rock to Joe H. and Janice Ross Floyd of Ft. Smith while his mother was staying with her mother, Ada Burruss Ross. After 6 years in Ft. Smith and 1 year in Newport, he lived most of the rest of his life in Little Rock.

After the 1st grade in Newport, he attended public schools in Little Rock, graduating from Little Rock Senior High in 1949 where he was an athletic manager/student trainer. He attended Little Rock Junior College, now UALR. He was a student manager for three football seasons and participated in the Junior Rose Bowl team of 1949. Bill was elected president of the student body of Lee Grammar, West Side Junior High and was president of the student body at LRJC in 1950-51. After finishing LRJC, he spent one spring and summer at Hendrix College then entered medical school at what has become UAMS in 1952. After graduating in 1956 and 2 years of internal medicine training, he spent 4 years at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO. as a resident in OB-GYN. He returned to Little Rock in 1962 to begin practice with Hoyt Choate, who had delivered him (and later married Bill’s aunt.)

Bill and Jerry Sue Brewer Stebbins were married Feb 16, 1957 and remained so for over 56 years. In addition to Jerry, survivors include their children, Paul Floyd, Madeline Floyd and Stephanie Purifoy. In addition, he is survived by grandsons Philip Bruce Purifoy III and William Joseph Purifoy with whom he spent many happy hours. In addition he leaves one nephew, one niece, and several ‘greats’...He was preceded in death by his brother Tom Floyd of Forest City, Arkansas.

Bill began practice with Dr. Hoyt Choate and Harlan Hill in 1962 and in 1971, he established The Little Rock OB GYN Clinic which became The Little Rock Gynecology Clinic when he confined his practice to gynecology for many years before retirement. He was a member of the Pulaski County Medical Society, Arkansas Medical Society, the Southern Medical Association and the AMA. In addition he was board certified in OB GYN.
After 32 years in practice plus his years of training, Bill estimated he attended nearly 10,000 births.

Bill was a member of Wilson’s Tigers, a group of players and managers from Coach’s 1947-1957 teams and became a member of the UALR Sports Hall of Fame for his participation in LRJC’s trip to the Little Rose Bowl in 1949.

He was a long time member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church where he had served on the Board of Stewards and was a member of the Dietz Dialogue Class. He had served on many committees at area hospitals, served as chief of the OB/GYN section and was Chief of Staff at Baptist during the construction of the "New" Baptist Hospital. For several years before retirement, he taught both Surgery and GYN residents from UAMS when they rotated at Baptist. He held simultaneous appointments as associate clinical professor in both Surgery and OB/GYN at UAMS, the only person so honored.

After retiring, Bill and Jerry spent time in genealogy research traveling to several states looking for ancestors. They spent a lot of time in old cemeteries. He always said that was some of his favorite times. Also after retiring, he had a garden at the County Farm until he could no longer physically care for it. He was especially proud of his tomatoes and canned tomatoes and tomato sauce.

A visitation will be held Sunday November 17, 2013 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Ruebel Funeral Home. His funeral will be Monday at 2:00 at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church. A brief reception will be held following the service in the church reception area followed by burial at Roselawn Memorial Park.

We would like to thank the nursing staff at Baptist Hospital on 9A, his care givers, and his doctors Dr. Edwin Baron, Dr. Don Meacham and Dr. Jason Holder.

Memorials may be made to Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, and the Baptist Hospital Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com

Condolence Book

"An extraordinary life, an extraordinary man. God Bless Dr. Bill. "
Eric Rogers | Little Rock, AR | Jrogers714@aol.com

"Continuing to pray for all of you during this time. He was a mighty man of valor, extremely dedicated to his church, family, profession, and friends. He was a great encourager to many and made countless people happy by delivering so many babies into this world. He had a wonderful sense of humor, spoke directly about what he thought and believed in, and forever made an impact on the lives of all that knew him. Our lives have all been blessed to know this great man."
Joyce, Barbara and Brenda Hornaday | Dacula, GA | joyhaha@bellsouth.net

"Our hearts go out to Jerry Sue and all of Jerry and Bill's loved ones."
Jarold & Maridelle Wright | Lancaste, CA | beaumaxamo08@yahoo.com

"Praying for you. Bill was a mighty man of valor!"
Joyce Hornaday | Dacula, GA | joyhaha@bellsouth.net

"It was my pleasure to work with Dr. Floyd at Baptist. What a wonderful caring person and physician. He was a joy to be around. I pray sweet memories for all who know and love him. "
Sheila Parsley Young | Maumelle , AR |

"My condolences to Jerry and the family of my friend
and cousin Dr Bill Floyd. We came together in the "cyber world and geneaology" and spent many hours first contacted through a rather remote church cemetery near Burlington, NC.
I registered with a local genealogical society under "Albright" and soon Bill contacted me and to my astonishment discovered he had worked with two physicians in Litle Rock who had delivered our eldest two children in the nid 1950's. Over the next few years we spent many hours telephoning and e mailing the latest discoveries tracing our ancestors back to 1720 eventually to Yell County,
AR. Bill's education and medical skills probably accounted for his scholarly approach to family history. I admired his tenacity and attention to detail over much too few years of our friendship. I was enriched by his gentle nature. He was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. I shall truly miss him."

The Rev'd Kenneth Bradley | Derby, KS | StThomasBecket@cox.net

"Paul, our sincere condolences to you, your mother, and your sisters. May God comfort all of you at this time."
Robert & Wilma Richter | Little Rock, AR |

"Rest In Peace sweet one! You were an angel when you bought my babies into this world. Many Prayers for your family
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Brenda "Duvall"Campbell | Malvern , AR | campbellbrenda15@yahoo.com

"I am much sadden by the death of Dr. Floyd. He was a wonderful teacher to the interns at AR. Baptist Hospital back in the 1960's. He gave his time and service to delver all of our babies during that time and to make the event very special. Jerry, I am so sorry for your loss.
"

Linda Odum Bell,M.D. | Russellville, AR | lbellmd@suddenlink.net

"So very sorry for your loss. "
Mike Howell | Conway, Ar. |

"Stephanie,my thoughts and prayers to you,your mother,brother and sister.May comfort and peace be yours at this time."
Fred Hill | Morrilton, AR | fehill_jr@yahoo.com

"Jerry, I am so very sorry to hear of your husband's passing. You are in my heart.

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Nita Taylor, DAR | Little Rock, AR |

"Jerry,
I was saddened to read Bill's obituary in yesterday's paper. Mother and Daddy so enjoyed their friendship with you and Bill. Jon and I send our love and sympathy to you and to your family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."

Martha McGinnis Healey | Batesville, AR | missmartha@suddenlink.net

"Jerry,Paul,Madeline,Stephanie,Philip,and William, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Bill was a wonderful part of our family. His stories and laughter will always be so fondly remembered.
With our love the Beyer family."

patricia beyer | corpus christi, TX | generalpatann@gmail.com

"Jerry, You are in my thoughts and prayers..jenny









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Jenny Henley | Little rock, AR | jennysdance5415@yahoo.com

"You had a great influence on me professionally and personally. Your dedication to Medicine was inspirational , your loyalty as a friend memorable . I enjoyed just ' hanging out ' in your presence. I would listen to your jokes and take them to my office to tell to my staff. They REMEMBER them to this day. They were absolutely unequivocally Terrible. I loved them . I loved you Bill , you were my friend . I will miss you . I will always remember you . Your buddy and co-conspirator .
Edwin

You were my physician and my friend. I hold many fond memories of back in the day when so many good friends broke bread together. Rest in sweet peace dear friend.
Bunny


"

Edwin Barron Jr | Little Rock Ar, AR | Docbarronmd@gmail.com

"Stephanie and Madeline,
I know you will miss your dad very much. I am praying for the Lord to give you strength during this difficult time."

Charlotte McKnight Cook | Little Rock, AR | charlotte.cook@lrsd.org

"I could not write enough post to express the depth of my feelings for Bill. I was honored beyond words when he selected me as his primary care physician . It was very humbling . It has been said a man is known by the company he keeps . My sense of self was always warmed when around Bill . He made me feel like a better person simply by accepting me as a friend . He was a kind , thoughtful sweet man . He personified the very best of being a physician. His 20was the pinnacle of friendship . I will always miss him . Thank you Bill for enriching my life . Your friend , Edwin"
Edwin Barron | Little rock, AR | Docbarronmd@gmail.com

"We will miss Bill Floyd and send our sincere sympathy to his wonderful family and many friends for this loss.

A person and physician well worth admiring. It was a true pleasure knowing this wonderful human being.

Allan & Laura Gold"

Allan & Laura Gold | Little Rock, AR | ducdoc3@gmail.com

"My heart goes out to his family. I only knew him as my doctor, but his compassion and kindness embodied what every doctor should be. You will be in my prayers. "
Dovey Tweedy | Little Rock, AR |

Clyde D. and Margie Paulk | Sheridan, AR | cdp382000@yahoo.com

"Saw that Bill had passed when we received the AR Physician Magazine. We live in Colorado now. Just wanted you to know how much we thought of Bill. He was a wonderful Dr. and person. He will be dearly missed. We are so very sorry for your loss."
Stephen and Mary Ann Holt | |

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