Services: Have been held.
Mr. Floyd Hare, 82, of Wylie, Texas, died Thursday evening, Oct. 16, 2003, at Hospice House in Odessa, Texas.
He was born on June 28, 1921, in Throckmorton, Texas, to Lula Bell and Austin Hare.
His early years were spent in Throckmorton. While he was in high school, the family moved to Elida. On Dec. 19, 1940, he married Verna Thurman in Elida where they lived until he moved to Clovis and worked for Price’s Creamery for two years before returning to Elida. They moved to Odessa in 1951 where he worked as a self-employed trim contractor until 1971, when they moved to Wylie where he continued work as a contractor until retiring in 1986.
Family members said he was known for well-kept equipment, cleaning and polishing his tractors and lawn mowers as well as his car. He was a Baptist. Family members said he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed fishing and hunting and had taken the time to teach each grandchild how to shoot.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice House, 903 North Sam Houston, Odessa, Texas, 79761.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Charles R. (and wife Vivian) Hare of Royse City, Texas; two daughters, Velta (Travis) Case of Irving, Texas, and Elaine (A.P.) Martin of Odessa; a brother, Hershell “Rabbit” Hare of Amarillo; two sisters, Maxine Thurman of Truth or Consequences and Billie Shucker of Mesa, Ariz.; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Rev. Travis Case officiated the graveside service in Elida Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Wheeler Mortuary in Portales.