Family remembers man killed in Garland flood

- Family and friends gathered Monday to remember a young father who was killed during a recent flood.

Benjamin Floyd’s memorial service was held at the North Place Church in Sachse. During his eulogy, his uncle talked about the “tragedy of a life taken too soon.”

The 29-year-old was on his way to work Friday morning at Target when his vehicle was washed off the road near the Brand and Campbell roads in Garland.

Police said he called 911 for help, but when rescuers got he and his vehicle were already submerged.

Dozens of friends and co-workers attended the memorial wearing red shirts and khaki pants. There was a funeral wreath with the Target company logo for the popular employee.

During the service, Floyd was described as a good listener, attentive, a family man who worked 2 jobs to make ends meet.

"To the world's standards, Ben was getting by working two jobs. But by God's definition, and in the eyes of all who knew him, he was extravagantly generous. And very blessed," said Pastor Taylor Dufrene.

Floyd leaves behind a wife and 4-year-old son.


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