Floyd Franklin Bone, Sr.


Floyd Franklin Bone, age 78 of Highland, formerly of South of Greenville, passed away at 2:14 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 in Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Dr. Ward Sussenbach officiating. Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to the Donor’s choice. Burial will follow in Duncan Cemetery with Full Military Honors by the V.F.W. Post 5694 of Highland.

Floyd Franklin Bone, the son of William Forman Bone and Laura Mae Wilhelm Bone, was born on September 29, 1940 in Stoleytown in Clinton County near Keyesport, IL. Floyd grew up in St. Louis, MO and Mulberry Grove, attending the Mulberry Grove Elementary and High School and graduated from Roosevelt High School in St. Louis in 1959. Floyd answered his country’s call by joining the United States Marine Corps on October 30, 1959 in Kansas City, MO. and rose to the rank of E-7 serving overseas in Vietnam in Supply-Procurement and Intelligence and Supply Clerk. Floyd was honorably discharged on January 29, 1982 at Campden, California. Floyd received medals including the Republic of Vietnam Meritorius Unit with Cross of Gallentry with Palm and Frame, Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal with 6 stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, the Vietnam Service Medal with 2 stars and Letter of Appreciation. Floyd moved his family to Highland, Illinois and worked for the Veteran’s Administration until 2003.

Floyd and Judith Kay DeuFriend were united in marriage on February 17, 1961 in Bristow, California and have enjoyed over 58 years together. Judith survives as do their three sons, Floyd Franklin “Jay” (Jenifer) Bone Jr. of Highland, Bryan Keith (Rosie) Bone of Godfrey, Daniel Wayne (Tracy) Bone of Belleville, 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Floyd is the last of his generation, being predeceased by his parents and siblings including Darrell Bone, Zack Aria Bone who died in service, Alten Bone, Carl Bone, Tommy Leroy Bone in infancy, Esther Mathis, and Arelia Bone Hobbs Ackman.

Floyd was a member of the V.F.W. Post 5694 of Highland.

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