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Fairlie Home Place
Sunday July 10th, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Celebration of Life

Fairlie Home Place
Sunday July 10th, 2022

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Floyd Alan Black


Floyd Alan Black, 69, of Commerce, passed away on July 5, 2022 at the Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Texas. He was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on July 22, 1952, the son of Paul Taylor Black and Ouida Ruth Taylor Black. Floyd graduated Commerce High School in 1971. Floyd started his journey of hard work for Bob Williams and Harold Wayne Burt while attending school during harvest season. He also worked on Robert Lee Speight’s dairy. He married Kathy Speight on June 26, 1971 at England Grove Baptist Church, a union that would span 51 years. Floyd then attended welding school and became a certified welder which resulted in a relocation for he and Kathy to Lone Star, Texas where he would work at Lone Star Steel for 12 years and soon became a foreman. In 1983, he made another move when he went to work with his dad at Personalized Printing in Carrollton, Texas. He eventually moved the business to Commerce, Texas and continued to work there with his son Chris, daughter Ginger, and his son-in-law Randy, until his passing. Floyd was also a cattle rancher and an avid horseman, raising and racing registered quarter horses. He enjoyed attending playdays, rodeos and horse races. Floyd was also the number one fan of his kids and grandkids, whether it meant coaching little league baseball, sitting in the stands and cheering them on or watching intently as he pulled them behind the ski boat. It was in his heart to see them all enjoy all that life has to offer. Floyd was also a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason with his membership beginning in the Ore City Lodge #1364.

He is survived by his loving wife: Kathy Speight Black, son: Chris Black and wife Anna of Commerce, daughter: Ginger Atchley and husband Randy of Commerce, grandsons: Cody Black, Jacob Atchley, Eli Black, Lucas Black and granddaughter: LynLee Atchley. Other survivors include his brothers: Kenneth Black of Farmers Branch, Tx., David Black and wife Andrea of Krum, Tx., and Gary Harrill and wife Sheila of Quinlan, Tx.; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents and a niece, Kathleen Black and a nephew, Seth Black.


A gathering of friends and family will be held on Sunday July 10, 2022 from 2:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. at the Fairlie Home Place.  A Celebration of Life will follow at 3:00 P.M.



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To Floyd's family. I have known Floyd since my days at the City of Carrollton back in the 80's The whole bunch at Personalized Printing were so fun to work with - Paul, David, Kenneth. I know that tomorrow would have been Floyd's birthday. I would always call and tell him Happy Birthday and he would be amazed that I remembered it all these many years. He was an exceptional man. RIP Bucko!

Kim Benham Jul 21 2022 5:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Floyd Black

Clint & Frances Norman Jul 10 2022 3:17 PM

Beautiful tribute to Floyd. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Mitzi Hughes Jul 10 2022 3:00 PM

So sorry to loose a good friend and neighbor. James was looking so forward to following Floyd around. We just never know what the next chapter reads. Many prayers for Kathy Chris and Anna and Ginger and Randy and the rest of the family.

Shirley Ripley Jul 10 2022 10:25 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Floyd Black

Cathea Dunham Talley Jul 8 2022 8:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Floyd Black

Kent and Jency Holbert Jul 8 2022 5:42 PM

I am deeply sorry to hear of the loss of sweet Floyd. I met him at the Cooper Clinic through my ex-husband, Joel. He was always so kind and giving. When I was doing a raffle for my friend with cancer, he did all of the printing of the raffle tickets and other items for free. What a kind heart! My thoughts are with you during this most difficult time.

shelley woodburn Jul 8 2022 4:10 PM

I remember Floyd from my days working at the Cooper Clinic. For many years he handled all our printing needs and became part of our "family". He always had a big smile on his face to match that friendly personality! Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. May he rest in peace.

Pat Grimes Jul 8 2022 12:36 PM

I worked at the Cooper Aerobics Center for 20 years and dealt with Floyd ongoing with our printing. He was a kind patient gentleman who put up with a bunch of demanding women. It was a joy to have known him and I am sorry for your loss. Blessings to your family during this time of grief.

Susan Hill Jul 8 2022 12:11 PM

I am so sorry Kathy.

Joan Moore Jul 7 2022 9:59 PM

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