Lester C. “Chock” Floyd, 93 of Dumas passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 o’clock in the afternoon on Monday, October 22, 2018 at Bible Baptist Church with Johnny Widener, pastor of the church, officiating. Interment will follow at Dumas Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.
Chock was born on April 6, 1925 in Durant, OK to O.R. and Ivy (Earnest) Floyd. Chock honorably served his country during WW II in the Philippines, serving as an infantryman and was awarded the purple heart for being injured in combat. He married Lawana Kruger on June 30, 1945 in Durant, the couple would move to Dumas shortly thereafter where they would raise their family and make their home. Chock had a great passion for cars which led him to open Floyd Motor Company in 1953 and operate it for the next 62 years until his retirement at the age of 90. Chock loved to spend time at the cabin at Lake Texoma with his family where they enjoyed fishing. Family was very important to Chock, he loved nothing more than getting together with his family and enjoying each other. He was also an avid fan of the Dumas Demons and the Demonettes. He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church and will be missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son: Jerry Floyd; granddaughter: Holly Floyd; brother: Vernon Floyd; sisters: Iva Lou Reeves and Sue Lanier.
Chock is survived by his wife, Lawana of the home; daughter; Linda Kay Janow and husband Jim; son: John Floyd and wife Jan all of Dumas; sister: Betty Lou Wiggington of Amarillo; brother: Orval Floyd and wife Jean of Hot Springs, AR; sister-in-law: Omega Floyd of Frederick, OK; grandchildren: James Janow and wife Jeni of McKinney, Leslie Johnson and husband Dean of Sudan, Todd Walls and wife Michelle of Amarillo, JaKayla Jeanes and husband Kevin of Amarillo, Drew Floyd and wife Megan of Creston, IA, Ryan Floyd of New Braunfels; 7 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at www.cff.org.
The family will be at 200 Melinda Lane.
Prayers for the family. Chock was a good friend, he will be missed.
Frank and Juana JamesDumas, TX
My Uncle Chock will be missed greatly....He was truly one of the BEST and KINDEST Men I have ever had the privilege and honor to know. I loved you very much Uncle Chock and will miss you. Thank you for the memories and legend you left to all of us. What a blessed and happy reunion in Heaven!!!! I was blessed to know you and have you in my heart.
Jan ForrestWoodway, TX
Sorry for your loss. May your memories carry you through the hard times.
Justin and Cherie Coaly
Cherie CoalyDUMAS, TX
So sorry I couldn’t be at the service.,. Would love to see all my cousins! 🧡😊🧡
Dianne Floyd GantStillwater, OK
Blessings and Condolences goes out to the Floyd family in their loss.
Dudley CainAmarillo, TX
I am so sorry to hear of Chock’s passing. May God be with the family in this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Paula Choate ElliottTyrone, OK
Prayers for all and we loved our brother, brother-in-law and uncle.
Orval, Jean, Tana and Kevin Floyd
Tana FloydNorman, AR
I have memories of so many cars my daddy, Jack Green bought and sold with Chock. They were good car buddies for a lot of years before Daddy passed away. He went to the car lot often when able even when he quit dealing with cars for Chock just to "shoot the bull". May God bless each of you as you make a transition to a next chapter of your lives.
Jackie R. Green SheldonStillwater, OK
So sorry to hear about Chock. I can picture him and my dad up in heaven drinking coffee and talking cars. My thoughts and prayers are with all the Floyd family.
Mary (Lewis) LarsenLittle Elm, TX
To Lawana and all the family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Chock leaves behind a great legacy in his business and personal lives. We have many fond memories of time spent with you all and Jerry so enjoyed “shootin’ the breeze” with Chock. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God’s peace and comfort surround you.
The Clark Family
Nell ClarkSan Angelo, TX