Born February 02, 1933 in Winston County, Mississippi
Began his new Life in Watauga, Texas on December 19, 2013
'Soldier, Tradesman & Proud American'
Beloved Son & Grandson he leaves behind his baby sister Kitty Baugus.
Preceded in Death by his Grandparents John C. Gentry & Nancy Leopard, Jefferson DiVine & Amanda Vance; Parents Perla Mae Gentry & Emmitt J. DiVine, eldest sister Lucille and younger brothers Jefferson, Percival, & Lloyd.
Proud Dad, Grandpa & Uncle he is survived by his 7 Sons & Daughters
Martha, Floyd Jr., Dawn, Deanna, Robert, Justin & Jason; preceded in death by one son.
16 Grandchildren Dawn & Dalaina; Jeremy, James, Jon-Carl & Austin; Kristal, Giovanni, Timothy, Callie & Dillon; Matthew, Hope & Christian;
Ashton & Tristan
6 Great Grandchildren Cassidi, Dylan & Tyler; Juniper, Zeraphin & Mollie
5 Step-Children William (deceased), Edward, Benjamin (deceased), Jerri & Stephen
Step-Grandchildren Benjamin, Madison & Nickolas; Jeffrey, Georgina, Melina, Jessica, Sara & Steven;
Ian, Dharma, Ben, Abe, Anthony, Meka & Shilah
Step-Great-Grandchildren Tyeah & Deja; Deklan; Arianna, Kairi &Alaina; Haley, Josiah & Melanie; Tiffany
4 Nieces' Beverly, Elizabeth & Melissa; Caroline
8 Nephews' Butch, Michael, James, William & Warren; Mitchell; Theo & Sheldon
Grand-nieces' & Grand-nephews' Ricky; Regina; Amanda & Kara; Terri; April & Melanie; Ty & Beau;
Elizabeth & Emily; Jamie & R.J.
Great-Grand Nieces' & Nephews' Hannah; David; Matthew & Miles; Tristan & Jayden;
After Graduating High School May 31st, 1951 in Jackson, MS, Floyd became a proud member of the Army National Guard. He was placed in active service Jan 16th 1951 and returned home to Fort Jackson, N.C. on October 2nd, 1952. CPL Floyd Divine became an N.C.O. on June 30th 1951 with the 31st Infantry Division. As Sergeant First Class (T), Company C, 155th Infantry, he received his special orders on October 13, 1951. In Korea he had his most significant assignment in Company A, 5th Infantry Regiment. He received 2 Honorable Discharges, 3 Purple Hearts and is the Recipient of the Korean Service Medal w/2 Bronze Service Stars, the United Nations Service Medal and several commemorations w/honors.
Floyd was presented 'Salesman of the Year' for 7 years running by GM, Michigan. In 1975 Floyd began establishing his business Kustom Kraft Fencing in Irving, TX where he resided until 2010.
He was much loved, admired & respected for his kindness, compassion & hard working ethic. He believed that every job started should be completed, regardless of the weather or lack of helping hands. He had an Irish temper & modest upbringing, combined with the compassionate heart of a Southern Gentleman, making him a unique individual.
As a Brother, Husband, Father, Grandfather & Friend, he always strived to make each person feel special, loved & accomplished. He will be greatly missed by all who knew & loved him.
A public memorial will be held Sunday January 5th 2014 at 5:00 pm
St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church, 1621 W Grauwyler Rd. Irving, TX.
Floyd, forever a Soldier, will be taken home by his children during the Spring. Family and friends are encouraged to attend, March 15th 2014 Biloxi National Cemetery, 400 Veterans Ave, Biloxi, Mississippi