BANGOR – William "Bill" Floyd, 65, died July 23, 2012, at a Portland hospital. He was born Sept. 1, 1946, in Bangor, son of Henry and Alice Floyd.
Bill held a special place in the hearts and minds of everyone he came in contact with. His uplifting character brought smiles, love and long lasting friendships for not only his supports but his peers as well. In particular Bill had a best friend and housemate. They had a special relationship that most people do not get to experience in a lifetime. Bill expressed himself to others through art. Monet was his favorite painter and he emulated him through many of his own paintings through the years. Bill enjoyed swimming, walks and enjoying the scenery at Phillips Lake in Dedham. He would sit for hours on the swing at Camp Capella enjoying everything around him with a big permanent grin on his face. He will always be remembered and sadly missed by all that knew him. In particular, Bill left an indelible mark in the hearts of Edna Tabor, Jamie Jordan, Brad Erickson, Jessica Noble and Betty Pullen. Bill attended Penobscot Valley Industries, a day program through Amicus for more than 20 years. Bill’s home was with Branches, LLC for many years.
He was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Alice Floyd. Surviving family include his two sisters, Margaret Viricel and Susan Floyd; also his brother, Howard Floyd.
Friends and family are welcome to attend a memorial service 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St., Bangor. A service of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at