CANFIELD - Floyd Eugene Cline, 71, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 17, 1941, in Niles, the son of the late Pete Lapolla and the late Bessie Tackett.
He worked at Packard Electric as a lineman / artist cutter for 33 years until his retirement. He was a veteran of the United States Army.
Floyd E. Cline
Floyd was of the Christian faith. He started the Northeast Trike Association, and was lovingly described as a jack-of-all-trades by his family.
He was a mechanic by heart and a tradesman by profession. He had a body shop and could be found working on cars on the side. He also was a heavy equipment operator when he did landscaping, as well as putting his carpentry skills to good use in putting additions on homes. He was a member of the NRA.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Cleo J. Lowe Cline of Canfield; his children, Cassandra "Sandy" (Richard Jr.) Nelson of Hubbard, Floyd E. (fiancee Heather Bodine) Cline II of Canfield, Clayton D. Cline of Canfield and Sean Bradley Cline of Tucson, Ariz.; a half-daughter, Ruth Ann (John) Grider of Las Vegas; grandchildren, Richard Nelson III, Ryan Nelson, Tia L. Cline, Alexis M. Cline, Alexandra G. Cline, Lauren E. Cline, Emma Rane Cline, Gage Bradley Cline, Melissa Best and Michael Grider; great-grandchildren, Elijah Jordan Nelson, Sarah, Sophia and Nicholas Best; and a sister, Barb (Harlan) Wolfe.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Claude Cline; and siblings William Cline, Beatrice Pauley, Tom Cline, Richard Cline, Larry Cline and Donald Lapolla.
Services will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, where Pastor Jerry Croyts will officiate. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that material contributions be made to any VA hospital in his memory.
The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the doctors and staff of Grace Hospice as well as the staff at Easter Seals for their care and compassion with Floyd in his time of need.