1921 Floyd 2020

Floyd Robert Meiller

September 16, 1921 — September 8, 2020

Floyd Robert Meiller, 98, of Alcoa, went to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Sept 8, 2020. He was born in Pecatonica, Illinois, September 16, 1921, but was raised in Blount County TN and graduated from Everett High School. Floyd joined the Army in 1942, serving during WWII. He worked at the Alcoa Aluminum of America for 32 years, retiring in 1983, and was a 25 Year Club member. As a young man, Floyd worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Walker’s Supply Company, and owned and operated Robert’s Grocery, a community store on McGinley Street, Maryville. He was a faithful member of Alcoa First United Methodist Church where he could always be seen carrying purchases to cars during their fund-raising events for Habitat for Humanity. He and his late wife, Juanita, loved to travel with friends, both by car and in their motor homes, visiting 48 US states, and Canada and Mexico. They also enjoyed 17 cruises and living in Venice, Florida during the winter months for many years. His hobbies were photography, metal detecting, and working around his house, always staying active. When metal detecting, special finds were a UT class ring and an Olympic Medal ring, both of which he was able to return to their owners. Floyd was preceded in death by his wife of 77 years, Juanita C. Meiller and son, Eddie W. Meiller, and two sisters-in-law, Evelyn C. Presley and Joyce Bogart. He is survived by his daughter, Sue Marston of Maryville, granddaughters Kristin Tapner, Alcoa, and Melissa (Dennis) Belandres, Maryville, and four great grandchildren, Ryan Van Winkle, Milan, Italy, Matthew Van Winkle and Peyton Tapner, Alcoa, and Ben Belandres, Maryville, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Betty Fayet and Ed Fayette, Columbia, South Carolina, and many much loved nieces, nephews and very special friends. Our sincere thanks to the staff at Brookdale Assisted Living for their loving kindness, care and support the last few months. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Habitat for Humanity International, 322 W. Lamar Street, America’s, GA 31709-3543 or Alcoa First United Methodist Church, 617 Gilbert Street, Alcoa, TN 37701 in his memory. Family and friends will meet Sunday, September 13, at 3:00 p.m. at Grandview Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Todd Chancey and Rev. Joe Green officiating with entombment to follow. Friends and family may call at their convenience Friday, September 11, and Saturday, September 12, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 13, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral & Cremation Service. Please observe COVID19 guidelines of social distancing and wearing masks. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Floyd Robert Meiller please visit our Sympathy Store.
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