Services honoring the life of Floyd Hatfield will be held 1 PM Wednesday, November 18, 2020 in the Heritage Mausoleum at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens in Broken Arrow. Dr. Eric Costanzo will be officiating accompanied by Pastor Philip Stephens. Viewing will be from 3-5 PM Tuesday at the RiverCrest Chapel in Bixby. Floyd passed away Friday, November 13, 2020 in Tulsa. He was 92.
Born August 4, 1928 in San Diego, California, Floyd was the son of Frank and Mollie (Jackson) Hatfield. He grew up on a farm in Harriman Tennessee surrounded by loving grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Even at an early age, Floyd loved pranks and playing jokes on people. Usually, his brother Gene was an accomplice. His sister Emma Jo fondly remembers Floyd spending time with her as a child. He even took her on dates occasionally.
On July 15, 1946, Floyd enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps at Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. He served honorably as a member of the 11th Airborne Division. During his retirement years, he attended the yearly Airborne Division reunions so long as he was able.
Floyd met Margie Pritchett in Atlanta on a blind date. He said after that night, it was a 24/7 love affair. Margie was teaching summer school while Floyd worked the evening shift. They were together every moment they could spare and married within months of meeting each other. Floyd said numerous times that God made Margie just for him. Floyd married Marjorie on October 5, 1956 in Atlanta, Georgia. They spent 44 wonderful years together. They were faithful members of the Joy Sunday School Class at South Tulsa Baptist Church. Floyd was especially proud to become a father. Margie said, “Baby Susan could wrap Floyd around her finger.
A devoted employee of over 24 years, Floyd worked for Citgo Petroleum in the credit management department. He retired as a regional credit supervisor in 1988.
Floyd was a Bridge enthusiast. He and Margie hosted bridge nights as newlyweds and Floyd continued playing at a Senior Center after he retired. After Margie passed, Floyd’s passion was his train set. He spent hours building tunnels and laying track with an intricate light system. However, his true passion was his Savior, Jesus Christ. Floyd took Matthew 10:23 seriously, “So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.”
Floyd was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie; and his daughter, Susan Pinson. Surviving family members include his grandsons, David and Mark Anderson; his brother, Gene Hatfield; sister, Emma Jo Trotter; his nephews, Hal and Michael Hatfield; and nieces, Beverly Capone, Gwen Hatfield, and Cherry Duckett.
Please direct memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society in memory of Marjorie or South Tulsa Baptist Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Bixby Funeral Service. www.bixbyfuneralservice.com
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