Floyd Marvin Spindle, of Sanger, passed away with family by his side on October 6, 2017 in Denton, Texas. He was born in Sanger, Texas on September 26, 1926 to Joe Cyphrus and Annie Emiline (Philpott) Spindle and was the youngest son and the fifth child to be born into a family of eight children.
Floyd grew up working on the family farm, and graduated from Valley View High School as President of his senior class in 1944. He joined the United States Navy on September 15, 1944 and served 15 months sea duty in the Asiatic Pacific aboard the USS Boxer aircraft carrier. He received an honorable discharge in August of 1946 and returned to Denton to attend North Texas State University to obtain a degree in civil engineering.
He met and married Evelyn Riley on September 26, 1947 in Krum, Texas. After briefly living in Victoria, Texas, Floyd and Evelyn returned to Grand Prairie, Texas. Upon their return, Floyd found a new job at LTV where he enjoyed working in several capacities from accounting to government contracting for 40 years.
Throughout his life, Floyd was an avid sportsman and hunter. He led the LTV softball and volleyball teams to victory consistently. When he wasn't coaching and playing, he was in Colorado with his oldest brother in the mountains, hunting Deer and Elk, and an occasional bear.
Floyd's idea of retirement meant that he applied each of his skillsets toward serving as Vice President of Real Estate and Development for Sergeants Western World Stores, and in this capacity, helped open five new retail locations over the course of the next 10 years, two of which were considered Super Stores.
Floyd was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Evelyn Spindle, his parents, two brothers and three sisters. He and Evelyn are survived by two children, Cherryl Sergeant and husband Denny of Pilot Point, Texas and son Floyd Marvin Spindle, Jr. and wife Amy, and two granddaughters Emily Spindle and Allison Spindle of Spring, Texas.
The family will gather to receive friends on Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Coker Funeral Home in Sanger. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in Valley View, Texas. Officiating the services will be Rev. Gary Kersey. Dennis Sergeant, Carl Spindle, David Leon Spindle, Danny Spindle, Cliff Sergeant and Gary Lynch will service as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made in Floyd's name to the Disabled American Veterans Charity at www.dav.org.
Services are under the direction of Coker Funeral Home in Sanger. Condolences may be sent to their website at www.cokerfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 9, 2017