Sylvan Sherwood Floria

December 06, 1957, December 30, 2018

Sylvan Sherwood Floria

Sylvan Sherwood Floria was born in Beaumont, Texas on December 6, 1957, to Paul and Mary Belle Floria.  He attended Fletcher Elementary, David Crockett Jr. High, and was a 1976 graduate of Beaumont High School.

For most of his life, Sherwood worked as a professional salesman of power transmission belts and accessories.  He was employed by Brance-Krachy, Pirelli, and Electron Incorporated, and his last position was General Manager of The Belt Source in Beaumont, Texas.  

Music was a big part of Sherwood's life.  He played cornet while in school and was a bass guitarist and singer for Own The Rachs, Commando, Momentum, and other local bands.  He also wrote some of the music that his bands performed.

Sherwood delighted in spending time with his friends and is remembered for his outgoing personality and opinions.  He enjoyed going to concerts, playing cards, debating politics and current events, practicing marksmanship, and cheering for his beloved Dallas Cowboys.  Sherwood was known for his big heart, and his willingness to help people in need.  He loved his dogs and cats, and even had a snake and squirrels at one time.  His passion for the freedoms and opportunities available in our great nation was limitless.

Survivors include his life partner, Dee McNeil; brother-in-law, Therman Hearnsberger; nephews, Darren Hearnsberger, Todd Hearnsberger; niece, DeLisa Deutsch and their families; and sister, Tina Florio.

Sherwood was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Paula Hearnsberger; wife, Tammy; and son, Layne Floria.

A gathering of Mr. Floria’s family and friends will be from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. His cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont. 


Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
A Gathering of Mr. Floria's Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Saturday, January 19, 2019
2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (9)

  • Kimberly burrous

    19 January 2019 at 16:54 | #

    Sorry to hear this he was such a caring and giving man
    He had a heart for people and always helped people that needed
    A place to stay are a ear to listen
    I am glad my family got to know him and we are forever grateful
    For the kindness this man bestowed to our love ones
    RIP Woody you were a true kind heart and will be missed
    You gave us a new appreciation for the group Chicago ?


  • JoNan Gamble

    18 January 2019 at 21:35 | #

    I am so sorry to hear about Sherwood, I was just thinking about him the other day. I went all through school with him, have not seen him in forever, but have remembered him often. He always said it like it was, but was a very kind person. Rest in peace.


    • kay price

      28 January 2019 at 01:38 | #

      I just found out about Sherwood thru Theresa Sisk Clarke. I've known him since Jr. High. He was always so sweet. Yes,a gentle giant. So,very kind. I will always have fond memories of him,and high school. Praying for his family and friends.


  • Pam Shelander

    15 January 2019 at 22:58 | #

    Sherwood had a personality that was larger than life. He loved to debate, he was conservative to the core, he had a charitable heart, and he loved his family and friends. And I can’t fail to mention that he was a fellow Game of Thrones fan. You are missed so much, my friend. I hope God let’s you see the last season of GOT. Many prayers for Dee and all of hisloved ones.


  • Laura Sheffield-Kelly

    13 January 2019 at 16:07 | #

    My memories are so very long, as are many others. Starting from elementary school when I sold you my brand new bicycle for the bargain price of ten dollars, through HS when you, Dee and I went to buy flowers for our Biology teacher who'd fallen ill to our adult years where we would spend countless hours lamenting the mistakes of our youth and the loss of our HS sweethearts. PTL for forgiveness, second chances and everlasting love. You were blessed. RIP, Superman...


  • Theresa Cantu Johnston

    13 January 2019 at 03:31 | #

    Rest In Peace Woody. Sure going to miss your wit, sarcasm and sense of humor. I am so glad FaceBook allowed all of us to stay connected. You will be missed..

    My sympathies to all! Theresa


  • Vicky Shannon Gongora

    12 January 2019 at 21:50 | #

    Sherwood will always be remembered by me as a gentle giant..I’ve known him since Fletcher Elementary. Rest In Peace Woody! Prayers to all that knew him.


  • Martin Petkovsek

    12 January 2019 at 09:10 | #

    Sherwood was the hardest working man I have ever known. He had a unique personality, a powerful presence, and there were no limits to his loyalty. Godspeed, my friend.


  • Susan Williams

    12 January 2019 at 02:02 | #

    RIP Woody. The band "Chicago" never had a more devoted fan. My condolences to Dee and the rest of his friends, especially Martin (Marty) Petkovsek. He had a big personality that is forever stilled.


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