He was born in Roxboro, NC, to the late John Henry Cooke and Sarah (Sadie) Hawkins Jones Cooke. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Janet (Jackie) Felts Cooke and his second wife, Betty Lassiter Cooke.
Floyd served his country in the US Army from 1954 to 1957 and also had a career as a welder/pipe fitter.
He is survived by his sisters, Jean Cooke Morgan (Jim); Margaret Cooke Haithcock (Earl); his children, Kim Cooke King (Fiance, Carlton Ansley), Carol Cooke Garner (C.W, Jr.), Floyd Cooke, Jr. (Wendy Smith Cooke), David Cooke (Leigh Banty Cooke); his grandchildren, Jackie King Hernandez (Joe), Jessica King, Jason King (Emily Wood King), Floyd “Trey” Cooke III, Grady Cooke, Jack Cooke (Fiance, Cierra Livesay), Haley Cooke, Katy Cooke; step grandchildren, James “Jimmy” Smith, Jr., Britni Smith Long (Ronnie); great grandchildren, Taylor Brooks, Brooklyn Hernandez, Jackson Livesay, Annaleigh Cooke, Brantley Cooke; nephews, Dennis Parnell (Cheri Duncan Parnell), Steve Parnell (Regina Compton Parnell), Robert Little (Carol), and John Little.
Arrangements are being handled by Massey Funeral Home in Roanoke Rapids.
The family will have a private memorial service at a later date.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.haroldmasseyfuneralhomes.com