Floyd H. McCoin, departed this life Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Stillhouse Rehabilitation in Paris, Texas at the age of 92 with family and friends at his side.
Floyd Harvey McCoin was born March 27, 1926, to Floyd Bluford and Llewelyn Roberts McCoin on the Morgan farm in the Howland community. He married Bessie Kathryn Mathis in Dallas, Texas on Feb. 14, 1959, and she passed away Jan. 19, 2004.
He graduated from Roxton High School and proudly served in the United States Army in World War II from June 22, 1944, and was honorably discharged April 17, 1946. He was a member of the Roxton Masonic Lodge and was a 32nd Degree Mason and received The Golden Trowel and a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Paris and the Grace Sunday School Class.
After returning from the Army, Floyd worked with his father running a dairy and later was employed by Superior Switchboard, Paris Milling and retired from Campbell Soup after 20 years of service.
Since his retirement over 30 years ago, he has been active with his son’s farming operation until his health and eyesight began to fail him. Floyd has been right there any time to help Harvey with anything he needed, from bailing hay, harvesting pecans, working cattle, plowing and harvesting crops. He had a true love for the farm, land and cattle. Floyd was the happiest when he was with his son and grandson helping them with their farming and cattle operation. He enjoyed going to livestock sales, checking the cattle and McDonald’s to drink coffee. He was a loving father and grandfather and good friend to all that knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, and wife of 44 years, Bessie McCoin.
He will be fondly remembered by son, Harvey McCoin and wife Nancy McCoin, grandson, Ryan McCoin and fiancée Baleigh Whitlock, longtime friend and companion Nancy Cannada and caregivers Patricia Countryman, Geraldine Barnett and Darlene Hancock.
A celebration of Floyd’s life will be held Monday, July 9th at 10:00 a.m. at Bright-Holland Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rob Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery with Masonic rites. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, July 8th from 6 – 8 p.m.
Casket bearers will be Adam Smoot, Allen Hughes, Craig Keenum, Monty Cannada, Brian Hatanville and William Justiss.
A special thanks to Platinum Home Health and Hospice and nurses, Tiffany Wilkerson and Rachel Wood for their loving support.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church in Paris or the charity of your choice.
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