Floyd Scarborough, 99, was born May 13, 1920, to the late Oliver and Allie Andrews Scarborough in Lynchburg, transitioned to his heavenly kingdom on Saturday, June 8, 2019. A loving husband, father, grandfather, hard worker, he grew up during the Segregation Area and saw a black man elected President of the United States, not for one term, but for two terms. This was something he never thought he would see during his lifetime. He had no formal education, however he was a man of integrity, honesty and his word was his binding contract. He attended public school in Lynchburg and afterward began working with his father as a farmer and eventually established his own farming business. He worked in construction and as a truck driver for a saw mill company. He continued his farming until declining health many years later when he finally could not go on. He has been a member o St. Matthew A. M. E. Church for many years and eventually served proudly as a Trustee, singing on the choir and a member of the Sons of Allen. Later becoming a Trustee Emeritus when failing health ended this journey. He was a member of the Do Right Lodge #377 for over 55 years and was one of the oldest Masons in the area to serve. He was married to the late Fannie Mae McGill Scarborough for 57 years. To this union they were blessed with nine children. He is survived by four sons, Joe Nathaniel, Johnnie Scarborough (Jennifer) and James Brown of Lynchburg, Charles (Mildred) Scarborough of Bishopville; three daughters, Lora Dean James of Columbia, Eavadene Legrant (Rosevelt) of Elliott and Pandora Moses of Bishopville; two sisters, Willie Mae Williams and Emma Montgomery; sixteen grandchildren; twenty five great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the home of his son, Johnnie Scarborough, 67 Sunflower Circle, Lynchburg. Homegoing Celebration Services will be held Saturday, June 15, 2019, 1 p. m. from the Lee Central High School Auditorium, 1800 Wisacky Highway, Bishopville with the Rev. James E. Rutledge, pastor of St. Matthew A. M. E. Church, eulogist. Wake service will be Friday, 6 – 7 p. m. in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter. The Remains will be placed in the auditorium at noon for viewing until the hour of service. The funeral procession will leave at 12:20 p. m. from the home of his son. Burial will be in the Scarborough Cemetery, Lynchburg.
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