Floyd Paul Donley Sr.
Published 2:42 pm Monday, August 24, 2015
Floyd Paul Donley Sr., 86, died after a brief illness on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at his home in Amite.
Donley is survived by his wife of 65 years, Victoria “Vicky” Cortez Donley of Amite; and his children, Kerry-Ann Donley Stacy (Eric) of Kenner, Alecia Vera Donley Levy (Charles) of Ponchatoula, Floyd P. Donley Jr. of LaPlace and Keith A. Donley of Amite.
He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by parents Felix E. Donley Sr. and Carrie Schexnayder Donley of Garyville; sister Mary “Gert” Palfrey; brother Felix E. Donley Jr.; a daughter, Linda L. Donley, and one grandchild.
Donley was born in Garyville, raised his family in Norco, and with Vicky retired to Amite.
He was a graduate of Leon Godchaux High School, was honorably discharged from the U.S. Airforce, worked for many years at Shell Oil Company in Norco and was owner of Norco Gun Shop and Industrial Mechanical Services.
During his many years of shooting skeet as a member of the Louisiana Skeet Shooting Association (LSSA) and the National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA), he received numerous trophies and awards for his skills in all gauges of the sport.
In 1998 he was inducted into the Louisiana Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame.
He and Vicky loved the travels that took them around the country while enjoying the sport and playing Booray, which he later wrote a book called Booray Simplified.
He also loved writing poetry, telling jokes and his dogs.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1550 Hwy 44, in Reserve on Saturday, Aug. 29 at noon.
Visitation will begin in the church at 10 a.m.
Interment will follow in St. Peter Cemetery.
The family would like to give special thanks to North Oaks Hospice in Hammond.
To view and sign the online guest book, visit milletguidry.com.