Race Car Driver Dies After Fiery Crash; Memorial Race Planned In His Honor
|Charles Floyd #99Forever|
Charles William Floyd II, age 26, of Wheelersburg, Ohio passed away at Cabell Huntington hospital surrounded by his family, friends, fellow firefighters and EMTs. Floyd’s dirt track car went up in flames at the Southern Ohio Speedway last Friday after flipping.
Floyd, who was nicknamed 'Bub' touched many lives by serving as an EMT at many local companies and a volunteer fireman at Porter Township Fire Department. Bub always had a smile on his face. He spent his youth racing go karts at Wheelersburg Raceway where he made many lifelong friends.
Bub also loved hunting and the game of golf. Recently, he spent many days making his late model dirt car race ready. The entire community has suffered a great loss.
Facebook page, the April 29 race will be referred to as the Charlie Floyd Memorial Benefit Race. The speedway plans to raise money for Floyd’s family.
Over $19,000 has been raised on a GoFundMe page in Floyd’s honor.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2016 at the Swick-Bussa-Chamberlin Funeral Home in Wheelersburg, with honors being provided by his brothers at Porter Township Fire Department. Interment to follow in Clapboard Cemetery in Franklin Furnace. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour on Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at Swick - Bussa - Chamberlin Funeral Home