Horance Hundley “Buck” Floyd was welcomed to heaven on September 13, 2022, and now walks the streets of gold. Born in Amherst County on October 30, 1928, Buck was a lifelong resident of the area growing up on the family farm in Monroe. He was predeceased by his parents, Horance Reeves and Arva Garvin Floyd, and six siblings, Vivian Wagner, Mary Hartless, Helen Tadlock, Jean Lane, Carlton Floyd and Jimmy Floyd. Buck was an active member of First Baptist Church in Monroe and he and his wife Lillian enjoyed faithfully visiting shut ins. Buck graduated from Amherst County High School and Phillips Business College. He served two years in the US Army and worked for Gary Steel, JB & CA Hutter Company, Glamorgan Pipe, and J. R. Ford Co. Inc. Through diligent self-study and course work at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Buck became a Certified Public Accountant in 1968. Buck opened his own CPA practice and received great satisfaction from helping his clients with business and tax planning. In recognition of his expertise and contributions to the community, Buck received an Honorary Doctor of Business from Liberty University in May 2018. In addition to his CPA career, Buck was a long time Sunday School teacher. He had a variety of other interests including genealogy, mathematics, quail hunting, bee keeping, gardening and tending to his farm animals – especially his Scottish highland cattle. He had a special fondness for horses and was riding into his 80s. A member of the Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite, and the Shrine Club, Buck both gave and received much joy as a Shrine clown, “Bucko.” Buck had the opportunity to travel widely and highlights included a flight in a small plane over Mt. McKinley and a trip to Israel. Buck highly valued education and established an educational fund in the name of his late wife, Judy. Buck was very pleased to learn of the students who were helped by this fund during its operation. If you know Buck, you know he loved life. He had fun wherever he went and always had a joke or two ready to tell. His favorite response to an inquiry about his well-being was, “I’m sober. I can’t find the liquor store.” It got a laugh every time. When Buck was asked to account for his long life of 93 years he replied, “My room in heaven is not ready yet, the Lord has something else for me to do.” Buck had a deep faith in God and felt the Lord looking out for him his whole life long. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Lillian Hughes Floyd; his brother Robert R. Floyd and wife Jeanne Floyd; two sons and their spouses, Tom and Cheryl Floyd, Michael and Christina Floyd; one daughter and her husband Cynthia Page and Ray Alderfer; three grandsons, Aaron Page and husband Brent, Noah Page, and Ethan Floyd; step children Cindy Horner, Kris BeCraft and husband Kris, Scott Horner, Steve Harvey and wife Barb, Howard Harvey and wife Bronwyn, Brian Harvey and wife Suzanne, Pam Harvey Howell and husband Tom, many nieces, nephews, step grandchildren and many friends, especially his good friend Raymond Burford. Buck is also predeceased by his wife Judith Guthrie Floyd. A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 2, 2022, at Thomas Road Baptist Church Pate Chapel, 100 Mountain View Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502 with Pastor Jonathan Falwell officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 2:00 p.m. Those wishing to make memorial gifts might consider the Shriners Hospital for Children online or by mail at Attn: Processing Center, PO Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394, or the American Lung Association online or by mail at Direct Response Headquarters, PO Box 756, Osceola WI 54020-0756. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.