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Floyd Glen Self, Jr

Obituary for Floyd Glen Self, Jr

September 8, 1946 - October 11, 2017
Lometa, Texas | Age 71


Floyd Glen Self, Jr. of Lometa, Texas died peacefully in his home Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the age of 71.

Floyd was born September 8, 1946 in Fredericksburg, Texas. His family moved to Austin and then to Creedmoor by the time he was 6. He graduated from Del Valle HS in 1964 and Southwest Texas State Univ. in 1969 (BA Industrial Arts).

He enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1968. Over a 37-year military career, he served as a paratrooper and a supply officer for the 111th Area Support Group (Austin), won numerous marksmanship awards, and deployed multiple times before retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CWO4), the highest CWO rank at the time. An ardent Longhorn, Floyd proudly worked for the University of Texas from 1974 to 2008, retiring as the Director of Purchasing. He also raised cattle in Creedmoor with his father until 1996.

He retired to Lometa, where he greatly enjoyed tinkering, tending a vegetable garden, watching deer, hanging out with lazy old dogs, and delivering mail from time to time. He also fulfilled a long-time dream of running his own gun shop, Lometa Firearms Company.

Throughout his life, Floyd loved hunting and fishing trips with friends and family, making and repairing all manner of things, country music dancing, restoring old cars and tractors, following Longhorn sports, supporting wildlife conservation, and, especially, fixing stuff for family and friends.

Floyd died in his sleep of a pulmonary embolism following recent surgery for prostate cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd G. Self (d. 1996) and Mildred L. Self (née McFarland; d. 1978). He is survived by his brother, Steven, three sons, Ronald (wife: Denise), Trevor (wife: Jennifer), and Christopher, one nephew, Steven, two grand-daughters, Cali-Megan Miller and Madison Self, and many beloved friends. He is deeply missed.
There will be a visitation on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 6 to 8 pm at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home at 2620 S Congress Avenue. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home. A reception will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to organizations that conserve the natural and cultural heritage of the Texas Hill Country, which Floyd dearly loved—e.g., Hill Country Land Trust; Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

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Austin, TX 78704
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