Macon County Chronicle

Public Servant Floyd Ray Sullivan Passes Away

Floyd Ray Sullivan, an active community member, passed away at the age of 75 on Sunday evening, April 12, at Macon County General Hospital.  
He resided in Siloam on the west side of the county in district 20.   He was a farmer, and served as a Macon County Commissioner for 24 years from 1982 until 2006.

Former County Executive Doyle Gaines stated, “I didn’t know Floyd Ray when I was elected, but we quickly became friends.  Floyd Ray was the epitome of what we look for in a public servant.  He wasn’t just for his section, but for the entire county.  He was an outstanding commissioner.”

Commissioner Vernon Biggs said, “He was a fine man. When he served on the commission, you could count on him being there.”

He was an active committee member of the Macon County Planning Commission at the time of his death.  Mike Rogers Codes and Zoning Officer remarked, “He was a good member, level headed, and a big help. He didn’t jump to any rash decisions.  He was always there, and a big help. We’re going to miss him.”

Throughout the community the news of Floyd Ray’s death brought response after response of the valued servant he was to the community and the manner in which he acted on behalf of the county.    

County Executive Shelvy Linville knew Floyd Ray and his family.  “I’ve known Floyd Ray for a number of years, he was a man of his word and was interested in doing what was right and best for the county.  He was a man of integrity,” said Linville.

Floyd Ray Sullivan is survived by wife, Nancy Murlean White Sullivan, daughter and son-in-law, Tina Annette Sullivan Wolfe and Scott Wolfe, grandchildren Ashley Lynn Wolfe, Johnathan Ray Wolfe and wife Cassie, and David Wolfe and wife Nadine, and four great grandchildren Alanna Wolfe, Lucas Garrett, Kaylee Wolfe, and Austin Ray Wolfe.  He is also survived by one sister, Gail Deering along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Floyd Ray Sullivan will be conducted Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Mike Carson, and Dennis Tirjan officiating. Interment will follow in the Eulia Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Monday from 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday, at 9 a.m. until service time.