Elmer Floyd Evans, 73, died Sunday, June 10 at his home in Hobbs, New Mexico, with his family by his side.
Everyone knew him by Floyd (AKA) Pink Floyd. He was born, August 17, 1944, in Brownfield, Texas to James and Lottie Evans. He grew up in Brownfield, Texas and Hobbs, New Mexico. He graduated Hobbs High School in May 1963 and then married his high school sweetheart Mary Evans, July 23, 1963. He served in the U.S. Army from October 1966 -October 1968, serving in the Army 1st Cavalry Division. He served in the Vietnam War February 1968-October 1968, where he was honorably discharged in October 15, 1968. He lived with his wife in Amarillo, Texas from 1968-1972. While living there, he worked alongside his brother Leroy Evans building churches across West Texas and parts of Oklahoma. He moved his family back to Hobbs, New Mexico in 1972, where he would later work in the oil field from 1974-2008. Floyd enjoyed a good joke, working on cars, and bird hunting.
He was preceded in death by his parents James and Lottie Evans, sister Jean Henderson, brothers Dean Evans, Kenneth Evans, Leroy Evans, Lloyd Evans and sister-in-law Sue Dodd.
He survived by his wife Mary Evans, son Darrell Evans, daughter Gay Lynn and her husband Matthew Shaffer, two grandchildren Brenden and Hayden Shaffer, and many cousins, nieces, nephews and many, many friends.
Well Jake the world will certainly miss the laughter that always came with your presence. Please brother no getting with St Peter and playing a prank on me. Mary you can call me anytime 575-441-3588. I love you girl.
connie robertsHobbs, NM
Mary and family. I wish I could be with you. My bones are too old to make that trip in time. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers.
Joy Evans McCallumKilleen, TX
Mary I'm so sorry for your loss. When Tommy and Floyd were together they would always make me laugh.
Marvin SnowHobbs, NM
Mary - I loved working with Floyd. He was so transparent meaning what you saw was what you got. He brightened anyone’s day whenever they met. Just a phone call from was a special gift. We are praying for Floyd and you and your family.
Bill HobbsMidland, TX
Ms. Mary, our sincere condolences. Thoughts and prayers for you and the family. Rest In Paradise Mr. Floyd.
Stephen & Elsa Abila
Elsa AbilaHobbs, NM
Mary, I am so sorry. I send my prayers, thoughts & condolences to you & the rest of the family. I just found out about Floyd, he was a wonderful person & I really enjoyed working & being around him. He touched so many hearts including mine. He will definitely be missed, Again I am so sorry.
Bob ClouseEunice, NM
I'm sorry for your loss my ❤ and prayers go out to each one of you..Uncle Floyd was great man..always in our hearts never forgotten..love you guys
Marsha and Jr Woodard (allphin)Amarillo, TX
So sorry about Floyd's passing. I'm sure he and Leroy are rejoicing and praising the Lord together with other family members.
Barbara EvansAmarillo, TX
Mary, Gaylynn and Daryl,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Floyd was such a funny guy and I enjoyed the times we all had together. God bless you all and you're in my prayers.
Shirley KelleyHobbs, NM
Mary, so very sorry to hear of Floyd's passing! You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort you in the days and months ahead!
Larry and Linda RiddleCisco, TX
Mary, I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Floyd many years at Warren Pet. I took his report from Snyder Ranch every morning. He was a funny and sweet man. You and all your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Janet RaybonLeague City, TX
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this time.
May the Lord Bless and Keep you during the days ahead.
Love, Paul & Sarah
Paul & Sarah ElkinsBurleson, TX