Floyd McDavid, 85, of Grayson, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in Carter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, after a short illness.
He was born Dec. 19, 1931, in Beetle, to the late McKinley and Evangeline Salyers McDavid.
Floyd was preceded in death by his wife, Nora; five brothers, Arnold James, Vernon Russell, Thomas Henry, James Franklin and Stanley McDavid; and three sisters, Rose Myrtle Justice, Sarah McDavid and Juanita Sturgill.
He was the middle child in a family of eleven children. He grew up on Little Fork and attended the McDavid School. He joined the army in 1950 and after basic training entered the 82nd Airborne. He married Nora Ann Fults on July 10, 1951, and they celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 2001. After Nora's death in 2002, he suffered a massive stroke which left him wheelchair bound for the rest of his life. He married Ann Huffman in October of 2003. He was a member of the Iron Hill Missionary Baptist Church.
Floyd is survived by his wife, Ann Huffman McDavid; two sons, Timothy (Cheryl) McDavid of Georgia and Keith McDavid of Grayson; three daughters, Reba (Joe) Mastin, Vanessa McDavid and Roma McDavid, all of Arizona; two sisters, Blanch Howard of Ohio and Joan Herron of Grayson; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, whom he enjoyed hearing about their escapades; a sister and brother-in-law, Roy (Doc) and Virginia Murphy; a sister-in-law, Martha McDavid and numerous nieces and nephews from that side of the family.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Lowell Elliott officiating. Burial will be in Pennington Family Cemetery with military honors.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 2, 2017, at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to malonefuneralhome.com.
Published on June 1, 2017