Mr. Pettiford was born December 26th, 1942, in Tift County, GA to the late Clifton and Nettie Mae Lamons Pettiford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 50+ years, Geneva Weston Pettiford, his son Ballard Thomas Pettiford, his sisters Marvalene Pettiford and Owena Pettiford Green, his brother, Leonard “Moose” Pettiford, and son-in-law Greg Foldenauer.
Mr. Pettiford was a devout member of the New Macedonia Baptist Church located in Riverdale GA where he served tirelessly for many many years. He was a member of the Deacon Board as well as serving in many other capacities over the years. Mr. Pettiford had an entrepreneurial spirit and was quite successful over the years in many of his ventures. He owned a contracting business for over twenty years as well as a transporting business. He was a true grillmaster and enjoyed immensely serving up his delicious ribs. His smile was contagious and his love for people was intense and infectious. Most importantly he loved being of service.
Mr. Pettiford is survived by a brother Clifton Pettiford, Jr. (Elizabeth)and a brother-in-law, R. C. Green. Also to cherish his memories are his daughters Clara Martin (Al), Klusezeuski Weston, Ziller Foldenauer, and Vanetta Lockett (Chris) and a daughter-in-law, Lytonia Pettiford. He also has a host of grandchildren, relatives and dear friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society in Mr. Floyd Pettiford's name.
Celebration of life service will be held on Monday, June 19, 2023 at 11:00 am at New Macedonia Baptist Church 7725 GA-85, Riverdale, GA 30274. Viewing will be on Monday June 19, 2023 from 10 - 11 am at New Macedonia Baptist Church.
Interment: Forest Lawn