Floyd Michael Goodeyon, 80, Olpe, Kan., a former resident of Osawatomie, died unexpectedly at his home Friday, April 18, 2008.
He was born April 9, 1928, in Osawatomie, the son of Herman and Hazel Stanback Goodeyon. He grew up in Osawatomie, attending local schools and graduating in 1947 from Osawatomie High School.
For 40 years, he dedicated himself to his career as a construction manager for Fluor Engineers and Constructors, a position that took him all over the world. During those years, he worked in Florida, Missouri, Puerto Rico, Illinois, Kuwait, Pennsylvania, St. Croix, Borneo, Louisiana, South Africa, Alaska, the Philippines and Australia.
In 2001, he retired to his farm in Olpe where, with the same dedication, he spent his retirement devoting himself to building his farm and establishing a herd of Charolais cattle.
He and Shirley Geuy were married Sept. 1, 1951, in Harrison, Ark. She preceded him in death March 12, 1994.
He was known as a generous and kind man, always lending a hand to others. His pastimes included playing a game of poker, attending local ball games and watching a good western on television.
Those preceding him in death included two brothers, Louie Goodeyon and Lloyd Goodeyon, and a sister, Betty Jean Goodeyon.
Survivors include his children, Mike Goodeyon of Olpe, Marla Kunfermann of Lagos, Nigeria, and Melanie Goodeyon of Sugar Land, Texas; two brothers, Howard Goodeyon of Osawatomie and Joe Dale Goodeyon of Grove, Okla.; four sisters, Nina Evert of Belton, Mo., Rosie O'Brien of Grover City, Calif., Maxine Ames of Paola and Mary Lou Nichols of Granbury, Texas; and three grandchildren.
Services were Saturday in Roberts Blue Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia.
Memorials are to the Osawatomie Alumni Association scholarship fund.