Floyd H. Jennings Sr.

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Funeral service for SMSGT (Ret) Floyd H. Jennings Sr., 86, will be Sunday, November 2, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home with Jesse Clausen and Stan Rogers officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday one hour prior to services. Mr. Jennings passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014, at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. Mr. Jennings is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen Hulsey Jennings, of Piedmont; two sons, Ken Jennings (Maria), of San Antonio, Texas and Floyd H. Jennings Jr. (Shelia), of Piedmont; three daughters, Deborah Clausen (Jim Hines) and Donna Wilson (Jerome), all of Piedmont and Deanna Gilbreath (Joe), of Jacksonville; daughter-in-law, Bobbi Jennings, of Jacksonville; ten grandchildren, Carrie Rogers (Stan), Jesse Clausen (Gigi), Ryan Jennings (Dana), Jillian Turner (Jason), Dustyn Jennings, Shelley Jennings, Whitney Wilson, Kelley Carroll (Ben), B. J. Murphy and Brooke Murphy; 21 great-grandchildren. Mr. Jennings was preceded in death by his son, Lewis D. Jennings; his parents, Dewey and Mary Jennings; three brothers and four sisters. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be members of Lozahatchee Masonic Lodge #97 F&AM. SMSGT (Ret) Floyd H. Jennings Sr. retired from the United States Air Force with 26 years five months of service. He was a Flight Engineer Instructor on the C-130 Hercules Aircraft. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross. He earned this medal in combat. His aircraft was heavily damaged by enemy fire. This particular mission is written about in a book, "The C-130 Hercules: Tactical Airlift Missions, 1956 - 1975". He earned seven Air Medals for Combat Support Missions. You had to fly 35 days to earn one Air Medal. He also received the Presidential Unit Citation, the Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Accommodation Medal and Senior Air Crew Member Wings. He has been to over 50 countries, ranging from one night to six months. He joined the Air Force at the tail end of World War II. He was a veteran of three wars, WWII, Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He was a 62 year member and past master of Lozahatchee Masonic Lodge #97 F&AM, past Noble Grand of Piedmont Lodge #524 Independent Order of ODD Fellows, life member, past commander of VFW post #4263, past district #4 Commander, life member, Quartermaster of VFW Post #4263, past Commander of Savage - Stewart Camp #523 Sons of Confederate Veterans, and life member of American Legion Post #98. Flowers may be sent or memorial contributions may be made to the Piedmont Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 333, Piedmont, AL 36272. www.thompsonfuneral homepiedmont.com
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Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory - Piedmont
6340 Old Piedmont-Gadsden Hwy. PO Box 574
Piedmont, AL 36272
256-447-7113
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Published in The Anniston Star on Nov. 1, 2014
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