Julian “Floyd” Wingate was born August 14, 1958 and went to heaven August 24, 2021. He was born and raised in Vero Beach. Floyd played baseball, softball, bowled and lifted weights, where he competed and won trophies.
Floyd loved to make people laugh and never met a stranger. He was passionate about his views and wasn’t afraid to give them. He loved his family and friends and if you are in his group he cared and worried about you. He met the love of his life in 1978 and never looked back they married in 1981 and have spent over 40 years together. Floyd loved his time at the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, even though it ended too soon. He Hoped to mold and make a difference in someone’s life. His rewards came when he would see them later and they were doing fine. Floyd later went to work at the Indian River County Shooting Range where he was a range officer, again helping people learn how to safely handle firearms. There he met some good friends.
His greatest love was his granddaughter, he loved playing Tom the Cat, watching videos and singing with her in his lap. The world stopped when they were together.
Floyd was preceded in death by his father Hugh Wingate Sr, mother, Betty Wingate and brother, Charles Haven.
He is survived by his wife of 40 plus years, Cathy Wingate; brothers, Tom Giles, Sr. (Teri), Hugh Wingate, Jr. (Walter), Jim Wingate (Karen); brothers-in-law, Terry Lee (Lori), Steve Lee (Laurie), Scott Lee; sister, Fran Winston (David); son, Michael (Rebecca), daughter-in-law, Lauren and granddaughter, Raelyn Nicole Wingate and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a celebration of life for Floyd at the Indian River County Shooting Range,
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