Floyd J Wosoba, 56, left this earth to his heavenly home on Aug. 2, 2023 surrounded by family and friends. Floyd was born Oct. 5, 1966 to Thelma Marie (Lasley) Wosoba and Fred J Wosoba in El Dorado Springs. He grew up working on the farm. Floyd never let life slow him down, even after losing his leg in a farming accident at the young age of seven. He loved animals, riding horses and being involved with anything agricultural. Floyd was a fourth generation farmer, expanding the family farm and living there his entire life. Floyd graduated in 1985 from El Dorado Springs High School. During school, Floyd was very active in FFA, winning many awards. He went on to attend Crowder College and Southwest Missouri State University. He graduated with a BS in agricultural education. He was awarded a scholarship from the livestock judging team and competed all throughout college. He later continued his education and graduated from auctioneer school.
Floyd loved talking to everyone and never met a stranger. He had a heart that wouldn’t fit in a five-gallon bucket and always helped anyone in need. He also loved to make others’ days by telling stories from his past, pulling pranks or just talking about life. Floyd loved a good challenge, and enjoyed crafting creative solutions to problems on the farm and in life. He worked on the farm with his dad his whole life, became a diversified farmer and built a good life for his family. Floyd was blessed with two children, making it his life’s mission to pass on his strong work ethic and his love for agriculture. Following in their father’s footsteps, his children also earned the FFA American Farmer Degree.
In 1996, Floyd and Althea Stewart were united in marriage. They have loved and enjoyed 27 years of working on the farm, raising their two children and enjoying their eight grandchildren. Floyd was 31 years old when his spinal cord was severed in a logging accident. This left him paralyzed from the chest down. Floyd continued to farm, drive tractors and combines, take care of cattle, run a trucking company and love his family. Floyd was also a partner in an auction company, later owning his own auction company with family. He was a very tough and determined man who knew what he wanted and never let anything stop him.
After battling health issues later in life, he sold the farm to his son with the intention of slowing down, but he never did. He continued to help on the farm and with the trucking company, but also made time to go to ball games, racetracks and everything else his grandkids were involved in. He was a founding member of the Route 54 Cruisers Car Club. Floyd loved to attend car shows with his friends and won several awards showing his old GTO that his son rebuilt for him. He also enjoyed taking care of his father, Fred, especially towards the end of his life. Floyd was saved and baptized in his home later in life and knew Jesus. He passed with the love of God, family and country in his heart.
He was loved by many and will be greatly missed, leaving loved ones with a large heartache.