Major Floyd W. Earnest
Services celebrating the life of Mr. Floyd Wellington Earnest were held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Rose-Neath Marshall Street Chapel. Officiating was Rev. Clarence Chism. Interment followed at Forest Park Cemetery.
Mr. Floyd Wellington Earnest was born April 17, 1921 and passed away November 19, 2013 at the age of 92. Floyd retired from active duty in the Marine Corps after 21 years of service as a Naval Aviator. He flew fixed wing planes off aircraft carriers in the Pacific Theatre during WWII
; and during the later stages of the war he was selected to be one of the original members of the "Night Fighter Squadrons." Additionally he flew helicopters during the Korean Conflict
. After retirement he was a history teacher in Caddo Parish, LA. He was a member of the Order of Daedalians; and the Floyd L. Baxter Red River Detachment 875 Marine Corps League.
Floyd is preceded in death by his first and loving wife, Joan Cordone Earnest; his parents Jesse and Lovie Earnest and brother, Jesse Clyde Earnest.
He is survived by wife, Lena Earnest; Sons, Bill Earnest and wife, Stefani and Bob Earnest and wife, Laura; Daughter, Susan Earnest and husband, Bill Rumage; Grandchildren, Elizabeth and Erin-Kate, Mark and Zachary Earnest; Sister, Eudora E. Poff from Virginia.
Special Thanks to the staff at Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home; Debra Sutton, Virgina, Traci and Jamie. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home.