FLOYD, Amos Morgan|
Amos Morgan Floyd, 90, of Fredericksburg died Monday, May 12, 2014 in his home. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 15, at 10:30 AM, with Rev. Pam Traver officiating. Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery. He was buried with military honors.
Amos was born on September 18, 1923, in Boxelder, Texas in Red River County. He was the youngest of five sons born to John Dow Floyd and Florence Stout Floyd. He was known as "Buddy" to family and friends, "Boxelder Floyd" in northeast Texas sport circles, & "Coach" to hundreds of students. Floyd was raised on the family farm in Red River County, graduated from Avery High School, and played basketball on a scholarship for Paris Junior College. He earned two bronze stars, among other honors for the U.S. Army in Company G158th infantry during World War II. Upon his return and finishing his second year at PJC, he played semi-pro baseball for the Duncan Cementers, then served as the assistant baseball coach at East Texas State University, earning a degree in education.
He met Peggy Crocker while teaching and coaching at Dimple High School in Red River County. They were married July 4, 1952.
In 1958, he moved to Fredericksburg ISD. He was the 3rd coach hired and handled all sub-varsity sports down to the junior high level including football, basketball, track, and baseball. He taught 8th grade math and history, as well as PE. He retired in 1981 but in 1982, he found a new career with the City of Fredericksburg as a park ranger and served 15 years before retiring. He would direct them to local eateries and entertainment and would always set up a golf game. During his later years, he enjoyed relaxing at his family farm and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Floyd is survived by his wife of 62 years, Peggy Crocker Floyd and three children & their spouses: Amy and Kerry Feller of Hubbard, Texas; Denise & Mitch Whitman of Belton, Texas; and Dow and Sheryl Floyd of Pflugerville, Texas. Also surviving are grandchildren: Clay Feller and wife Misty; Preston Stoeck; Regan Dierks and husband Brian; Tayllor Floyd, Brett Floyd, and Cale Floyd. He is also survived by four great granddaughters, one brother and spouse, Darwin and Earldene Floyd of Boxelder, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Kayla Marie Floyd, and three brothers: Paul D. Floyd, Mack W. Floyd, and John C. Floyd. Pallbearers were his grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice, The Gideons International, First Baptist Church AWANIS of Fredericksburg, or the
Online condolences may be left at www.fredericksburg-funerals.com.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from June 22 to June 23, 2014