Floyd R. “Butch” Pullins, 74, passed away on June 21, 2019

Floyd R. “Butch” Pullins, 74, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019, at Spectrum Health- Lakeland.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, June 24, 2019, at 3pm, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Norm Crawford officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Monday, June 24, 2019, from 1pm until time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Marie Yeager Cancer Center. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Floyd was born on August 4, 1944, to Charles & Sadie Pullins in Logansport, IN. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School. Floyd was a well known drummer, with the Four Ways, around the Twin Cities and played the drums for Troy Shondell’s hit “This Time.” On June 27, 1970, Floyd married the love of his life Alice Huston at the United Peace Temple Church in Benton Harbor. He worked as a Die Caster for over 30 years. After his retirement he worked as a greeter at Meijer, a Cashier at Target and Panera Bread where he enjoyed talking with the people he’d encounter. He was an avid sports fan for the Detroit Tigers, Lions, Red Wings and University of Michigan football. Most of all, Floyd loved to spend his time with his family, especially with his grandchildren.

Floyd was survived by his wife of 48 years Alice Pullins of Benton Harbor; children Floyd (Florence) Pullins Jr., of Houston, TX, Krista (Dan) Tolchin of Charlotte, NC, Chris (Aundrea) Pullins of Somerville, AL; grandchildren, Joshua, Greyson, Brayden, Brendan and Ryan; great-grandchild Colton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, Sadie & Charles Pullins; son Mark Pullins; and siblings Betty, Gertie and George. 

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