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Floyd T. "Tommy" Ely
April 17, 1948 ~ October 22, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Floyd Thomas Ely, beloved son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend was born on April 17, 1948, in Louisville, Kentucky. He passed away on October 22, 2023, at Baptist Health Hardin in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
Floyd was the cherished son of Ina Louise Dodson and Melvin Lee Ely Sr. He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his son, Gary Gene Ely, Sr. and seven siblings: Melvin "Pete" Ely, Gary Wayne Ely, Lisa Ely, Regina Moore, April Wright, Calvin Beeler, and Donna Edwards.
Left to carry on Floyd's memory are his loving daughter, Crystal Moody (Chris) and his adored grandchildren: Noah Ely, Gary Ely, Jr., Devin Moody, A'Kyah Johnson, Brian Woolfolk, David Moody (Harley), and Brittany Moody. He is also survived by six siblings: Rose Calvert, James Ely, John Ely, Gladys Meredith, Tina Terry, and Sandra Meredith.
Floyd spent the majority of his life in Louisville before moving to Trimble County with his wife, Denise, in the early 1980s to raise their family. He dedicated many years of service to his career and eventually retired from Waffle House. Following his retirement, Floyd indulged in his passions for fishing, camping, playing cards, cooking, betting on horse races, sharing his love of music, and above all else, spending quality time with his loved ones.
In 2019, Floyd relocated to Meade County to be closer to his children. The past few years, he resided at All About Home Assisted Living, where he formed deep connections with fellow residents, staff members, and visitors who became his extended family. His contagious laughter and warm presence brought joy to all of those around him.
Floyd's spirit radiated with anticipation as he eagerly awaited the arrival of his first great-grandchild, due next week. Though he is no longer physically with us, his love and warm memories will forever live on in our hearts.
Following his wishes, the family has chosen cremation. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held to honor his memory at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at the chapel Hager Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 9:00 AM until the time of service on Thursday.