John William Floyd, 86, passed away on March 19, 2022. John was born April 26, 1935 in Lake Worth, TX to Mary and Robert Floyd. At the age of eleven years old he went to live with his foster parents Walter & Vere Davis in Aledo, TX. He graduated from Aledo High School in 1951 and University of Houston in 1985.
John retired after a 35 year career in computer programming with the Gulf Oil Corp. He started work in the Fort Worth, TX office, just as computers were emerging. When the computers took up whole floors of the building and the programs were written using punch cards. His work in the 1950’s led him to Crane, TX, then in 1959 to Houston, TX. John travelled extensively in the US and internationally during his career. John’s fiftieth year of life was a busy one with turning 50, graduating from college and also retiring from Gulf Oil. Though it wasn’t much of a retirement because he continued to work well into his 60’s, programming for Exxon and USAA. John’s skills were in hot demand to correct the Y2K computer bug, the flaw faced by computer programmers and users all over the world on January 1, 2000. John remained in Houston until 2002 when he moved, with his wife Anne, to their hometown, Fort Worth, TX.
John is survived by his wife Anne Floyd; his children Deborah Bartek, Johnny Floyd, James Floyd (Mary Kay), and Susanne Hathon (Eric); 7 grandchildren: Scott (Jessica) Bartek, Mark (Stephanie) Bartek, Paul Bartek and Kim (Charles) Deayon, Brittney (Daniel) Floyd, Megan (Andy) Skewes, and Jamie Floyd; 6 great grandchildren: Anthony Bartek, Ashley Bartek, Tyler Dixon, Joshua Bartek, Luca Teelin, Reagan Deayon and one more little girl on the way; plus an extended family and friends.
John loved to travel. He longed to take one more trip to one of his favorite countries, Costa Rica. He also loved to go for a drive. Nothing made John happier than to take someone out on his very own personal “John Floyd tour of Fort Worth, Aledo & Azle.” Almost nothing could stop John from going out for his daily drive down Hulen Street.
John was a quiet and unassuming man. The love and loyalty he felt for his family and friends was limitless. We will never know the true extent to which he helped those in need that crossed his path. His quirky way of telling a story will truly be missed along with his favorite attire of a blue plaid shirt and overalls.
A private family burial ceremony for John is scheduled for March 26, 2022 at the Aledo Brown Cemetery in Aledo, Texas. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County, P.O. Box 1957, Fort Worth, TX 76101-1957. https://www.ugm-tc.org/