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Floyd C. Waterson

March 11, 2022

Floyd C. WatersonFloyd C. Waterson, 87, Fishers Landing, passed away Friday, March 11, 2022, at Samaritan Medical Center.

Floyd was born on Wellesley Island February 15, 1935, son of the late Frederick Jay and Sarah Reome Waterson. He attended school on Wellesley Island and in Waterloo and LaFargeville. On June 7, 1953 he married Iris J. Reed at Clayton United Methodist Church.

He worked for Carr & Bitz, Depauville erecting telephone lines throughout the north country and for Knudsen and Knudsen near Waddington and Massena doing construction work building the St. Lawrence Seaway. He then began his 33 year career with NYS Dept. of Transportation, retiring as an equipment manager. After Floyd's retirement, he worked part time for John Eckert Construction, Thompson Quarries, and Caskinette Auto Sales.

Floyd attended Omar Methodist Church. He was a member of Fishers Landing Fire Dept. and was a former chief and member of LaFargeville Fire Dept. He was a member of Fishers Landing Racing Club, Mid State Antique Stock Car Club, and American Power Boat Assoc. He enjoyed vintage hydroplanes, owning two. In his youth, Floyd enjoyed growing up "down in home" on Wellesley Island, now known as Waterson State Park.

Along with his wife, Iris, Floyd is survived by his three children and their spouses, Robert D. and Cynthia, Wellesley Island, Ronald G. and Charlotte, Fishers Landing, and Lori J. and Dean Neumann, Clayton; three grandchildren, Kyra McGrath and husband Brian, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Reed and Claire Waterson, Denver, CO; brother-in-law Douglas Reed; sister-in-law Karen Reed LaFave; and several nieces nephews, and cousins. Floyd was predeceased by a sister in infancy and a brother and his wife, George L. and Nancy Waterson.

Services will be held at his family's convenience. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Floyd's name may be made to T. I. E. R. S., P. O. Box 524, Clayton, NY 13624, or Fishers Landing Fire Dept., P. O. Box 23, Fishers Landing, NY 13641.

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#49 Kelly Meisch 2022-03-18 18:53
What a life well lived! I have such wonderful memories on the island with him. He always made me laugh even if it was unintentional. Family dinners on the island were some of my favorite river memories. No one could make Kyra and I laugh like he could. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
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#48 Kyle Barton 2022-03-16 16:09
To all the Waterson family
So very sorry to hear of Floyd’s passing
You are in our thoughts and prayers
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#47 Jim Kavanaugh 2022-03-16 15:54
Very sorry to read that Floyd was no longer with us. Will miss visiting with him this summer and hearing some stories. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at tis time. Jim & Sheila
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#46 Laura Nunn 2022-03-16 13:48
Words can’t express how sorry I am to the Waterson family. Some of my happiest memories had Floyd in it and he will forever be remembered and loved. Love to you all.
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#45 Randy Hewitt 2022-03-16 09:55
Dear Mrs. W/Iris, Bob, Ron, Lori and Family -
We're so very sorry to learn of Mr. Waterson's passing. Take care - Randy, Bette and Hewitt Family
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#44 Wendell Walldroff 2022-03-16 09:08
To all within the Waterson family and friends. So sorry for your loss. I recall my conversations with Floyd on many subjects along with his wit and unique sense of humor. will be missed. His pride in the tractors and the values are part of those memories. I know there will be laughter and tears amongst your grieving for now, but I believe he would prefer the laughter. Thoughts and prayers for all and God bless Floyd and be with you
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#43 Charlene Heinrich 2022-03-15 14:29
Iris and family: Skeeter and I are so very sorry for your loss. We have a lot of good memories of Floyd. Take care and God Bless.
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#42 Lynn Kelsey 2022-03-15 12:36
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of the Waterson family at this sad time. Lynn and Butch
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#41 Sherri Martin 2022-03-15 12:24
Iris and family I am so sorry for your loss, let the memories bring you comfort and peace
Sherri Martin
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#40 RAEANNE ROBINSON 2022-03-15 11:10
what a great man he was, always telling stories and everyone was very welcomed to come to his home and of course Mandolin Island. He will be missed by many. Suit up and get your race gear on and get the checkored flag
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