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Floyd Stumbo, Memorial


Floyd Stumbo passed to his eternal home on June 11, 2015. He was born in Humboldt, Kan., on July 16, 1930, to Ernest and Jewel Stumbo. 

He grew up on the family farm in Lawrence and then attended Kansas State University, earning his bachelor’s and master’s in science, focusing on agriculture and business. He served his country through ROTC during college and finished as a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. 

Floyd met Patricia Childers, and they married June 7, 1961. He is survived by his wife and three children: Randy (Jenny) Stumbo of Lubbock; Scott (Julie) Stumbo of Kerrville; and Shelly (Jerry) Lewis of Southlake. His seven grandchildren include: Katie (Colton)Owsley and Sean Stumbo; Zackary, Breana, and Cutter Stumbo; and Cole and Claire Lewis. Preceding him in death were his parents, four sisters, and his only brother. 

Floyd worked at The Children’s Home of Lubbock in Texas for 57 years. He performed numerous weddings and funerals for children who had been part of the Children’s Home family. Floyd retired as president in 1995 and became president of the Children’s Home Foundation. During his long tenure, he made friends throughout the community, helping raise solid funding which will benefit children for years to come. 

Floyd was a member of the Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock, and a deacon and elder for many years. He had a servant spirit and was confident in his faith. 

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