Floyd Charles White, 93, went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 16, 2023 at Wheatridge Park Care Center in Liberal, Kansas. He was born on October 23, 1929 to Elva Fay (McCowan) and Earl F. White at Hutchinson, Kansas.\n\nFloyd was the fourth of the seven children of Earl F. and Elva Fay (McCowan) White. When Floyd was 10, the family moved from Manter, KS and settled 12 miles north of Elkhart, KS.\n\nAt the age of 12, Floyd bought his first harmonica and taught himself to play it. He continued playing the harmonica throughout his life at church, on road trips, for family gatherings, and even in the nursing home. Floyd loved playing basketball, skating, playing musical instruments, being involved in 4-H, attending livestock shows, and showing his Herefords as a teenager. He loved to perform stunts and became an expert at riding his bike while sitting on it backwards. He learned to whistle loud and clear to get anyone’s attention.\n\nOn May 12, 1950, Floyd married Alma Lou Salmon in Clayton, NM. They had 4 children - Alma Fay, Floyd Lee, Lavina and Shirley. Floyd bought the old Taloga Schoolhouse and transformed it into a home for his family. \n\nAfter saving up his harvest money, Floyd invested in a backhoe and started his own business which eventually became known as WD&E (White Ditching and Electric). Floyd was a natural craftsman with many skills. He would make his own tools as needed, did plumbing and electrical work, dug many basements in Elkhart and the surrounding area, and also dug ditches for Anadarko gas lines and collected gas meter charts for Panhandle Eastern. Floyd did flooring, cabinet making, tree trimming, mechanic work as well, and later he designed and built his own house in Boise City, OK. One of his favorite jobs was climbing high poles to replace light bulbs for people.\n\nFloyd traveled all over the United States to visit his grandkids, extended family and friends; and he told many stories of his adventures and the times when he toured Alcatraz by helicopter, went deep sea fishing off Alaska’s coast, and rode in a hot air balloon over Pennsylvania.\n\nFloyd always enjoyed playing games like battleship, carom and dominoes, making fudge at Christmas, singing in the church quartet, performing skits, camping, debating end-time prophecy, meeting new people and making friends everywhere he went. But most important in his life was his love for the Lord. \n\nHe is survived by his children, Alma Fay Twyman and husband Wayne of Boise City, OK, Floyd White and wife Gayle of Vail, AZ; Lavina Adams and husband Kelly of Akron, PA, and Shirley Johnson and husband Larry of Norman, OK; grandchildren, Charles White and wife Courtney of Guymon, OK, Twyla Twyman of Boise City, OK, Danell Twyman of Boise City, OK, Anda Miller and husband Jeremy of Akron, PA, Dustin Johnson and wife Kristy of Oklahoma City, OK, Lejona Lorenz and husband Adam of Marion, IN, Nathan Twyman and wife Andrea of Woodward, OK, Kelila Kurtz and husband Kevin of Mountville, PA, Kristin Key and husband Corby of Norman, OK, and Cara-Lou Perryman and husband Michael of Norman, OK; 23 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson, brother, Gene White and wife Janet of Eldon, MO; and sisters, Elva Johnson of Rolla, KS, and JoAnn Fowler of Elkhart, KS.\n\nHe is preceded in death by his wife, Alma Lou White; parents, Earl and Elva White; brothers, Edgar and Doris White, and Ray and Lorene White; sister, Helen and Ralph Swaggerty; brothers-in-law, Boyd Johnson, and Lynn Fowler; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.\n\nFuneral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 20, at Elkhart Church of the Nazarene with interment following at Elkhart Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. prior to the funeral service.\n\nMemorials contributions can be made payable to Gideons International or YouVersion in care of Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 1200, Sublette, KS 67877. Condolences may be left at WeeksFamilyFuneralHome.com.