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Funeral services for Floyd Andrew Hathcoat Sr. will be held on Friday, August 12th, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Reed-Culver Chapel. His family will receive visitors on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Reed-Culver Chapel. Interment will be held in Park Hill Cemetery, with US Army honors. Online condolences for his family may be left at www.redculver.com.
Pallbearers for Floyd include his sons, Floyd "Andy" Hathcoat, Wesley "Checker" Hathcoat, and friends David Stanley, Jesse Dudley, Buddy Clinton, and Jeremy Ketcher.
Floyd Andrew Hathcoat was taken from us on August 4th, 2016 in Henryetta, OK, at the age of 73. He was born on March 3rd, 1943 in Tahlequah, OK, the son of John "Smoke" and Willie Mae (Post) Hathcoat. He attended school in Tahlequah, and began his working career as a carpenter. In 1959, he married Bernice Ann Ballard, and they were blessed with three children, Floyd "Andy," Sandra "Sister," and Wesley"Checker." He was later blessed with a daughter, Amanda White. Floyd would later marry Linda Alberty Weavel, who preceded him in death. Floyd enlisted in the US Army and proudly served his country in Germany from 1967 until his honorable discharge in 1969. Floyd returned to green country and was a carpenter and cattle rancher. He was constantly demonstrating his work ethic. The sun seldom beat him out of bed, he worked with his hands, creating beauty and building dreams, and then home to relax when the sun went down. He loved to tease and make you laugh. He was a great one to show the sunny side, quick to smile and share a joke. His standards were set high, he was honest, trustworthy and proud of his country. He expected no less of his family and friends. When the work was done, he loved to take a trip down to the river to enjoy a bit of fishing with his kids and grandchildren. He moved to Henryetta and took up ranching. He kept company with his cattle, "my old horse", goats, donkeys and of course, his dogs. He had the kind of neighbors that were more like family. They were happy to see each other and share a cup of coffee or a cold beer. You didn't need to ask for assistance, they knew each other's needs before you could ask. He was the friend you could rely on, to be there when needed and staying til the job was done. He loved his children and grandchildren, and was always proud of their accomplishments. He always made room on his shelves to show off their latest artistic offering, and they always made his smile. He was a man that enjoyed the simple things in life, and shared them selflessly with everyone around him. With his final sunset, comes a void that will never be filled.
Floyd has gone home to be with his mother, father, his brother, John Lee, his wife, Linda, one daughter-in-law, Bonnie Sue Hathcoat, and his grandparents, Andrew and Parlee Post and John and Susannah Hathcoat.
Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Floyd Andrew "Andy" Hathcoat Jr. of Blackwell, OK, Sandra Hathcoat of Tahlequah, OK, Wesley "Checker" Hathcoat of Tahlequah, OK, and Mandy White of Tahlequah, OK. He leaves his three sisters, Callie Ann and Billie Sue Hathcoat of Park Hill, OK, and Maudie Mae Cascale and husband Barry of Tahlequah, OK. Floyd leaves eight grandchildren, Heather Baker, Skylar Green, John Hathcoat, Rhea Hathcoat, Jayden Younger, Nevaeh Younger, Meadow White and Journie White, and one great grandchild, Avrie Baker. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of very special friends and neighbors. The family would like to express their gratitude to very special neighbors, Jesse Dudley and Mark LeMond, who through their selfless acts of kindness, help, and understanding, have aided Floyd's family immeasurably in this time of need and confusion.
Published on August 10, 2016
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