Floyd Carter Chrisman, age 94, of Vandalia, passed away at 2:12 a.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the Moore-Pike Nursing Home in Bowling Green.
Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. October 26, 2012 at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Mo.
Service was held onSaturday, October 27, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Officiating was Rev. Jamie Franke. Music was provided by Barbara Elzea – pianist.
Interment was in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Rick Girard, Joe Jennings, Dale Chrisman, Lyndle Chrisman, Ryan Chrisman, and Cole Chrisman. Honorary pallbearers were Kevin Chrisman, Katelyn Chrisman, Dakato Girard, Tyler Girard, Jayle Jennings, Carter Jennings, Cannon Jennings, and Koby Uhey.
Chrisman was born on October 22, 1918 in Hallsville, Mo. the son of Kenneth Berry and Lois Gertrude (Chandler) Chrisman. He married Velma Gwendolyn Fowler in Moberly, Mo. on March 23, 1940.
Floyd and Gwen moved to Vandalia in 1958 from the Middletown area.
He was a long-time member of the First Christian Church in Vandalia and a loving husband to Gwen for their 72 years of marriage. He worked for many years at the Harbison Walker Refractories in Vandalia, primarily as a press changer and brick setter. Floyd and Gwen enjoyed traveling all over the United States and camping in Texas.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, woodworking, shuffleboard and playing cards. Survivors include his wife, Gwen of Bowling Green; one daughter, Connie Uhey of Vandalia; one brother, David Chrisman of Columbia; one daughter-in-law, Becky Chrisman of Vandalia; four grandchildren: Rick Girard, Kevin Chrisman, Robyn Jennings and Coby Uhey; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Ronald D. Chrisman; one brother, Howard Chrisman; one grandson, Timothy Chrisman. Memorials are encouraged to the First Christian Church in Vandalia.