Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Floyd Ray Hart

Born: 11/4/1934

Died: 5/15/2008

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Floyd Ray Hart, 73, of Oklahoma City passed away May 15 at his home after many months of battling heart disease. He was born on November 4, 1934, in Hugo, the first born of Floyd M. and Amelia B. Black Hart.

He attended Southeast High School in Oklahoma City . He was a drywall contractor for over 50 years in which he worked in many locations throughout the years such as the Chicago, Illinois, area; all over Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Colorado, Connecticut and Alaska.

He did some truck driving in his early years and some later in life. He had a hobby of restoring old bicycles and browsing through flea markets.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Webb Hart; five children, daughter Ginger Shaw of Midwest City and sons Floyd Jr. of Moore, Steven of Chattanooga, and Mark and Barry, both of Oklahoma City; brothers John, Karl and Shane, all of Oklahoma City, and R.G. of Moore; a sister, Markredith Schenk of Chickasha; 11 grandchildren, Clayton Hart, Brandy Hart Snow, Olivia Hart, Daniel Shaw, Emerald Shaw Lacy, Nathan Hart, Jacob Hart, Joseph Hart, Victoria Hart, Lynlea Hart and Claudia Hart; and three great-grandchildren, Lucas Snow, Samuel Lacy and Amos Lacy.

Floyd had taken upon himself the care and upkeep of the family cemetery some years ago when it came to a point that someone needed to step up and take charge in this endeavor. He did so with great pride and love for our ancestors and family members laid to rest before him. This had a great influence on many members of the family to join him in the upkeep of our beautiful cemetery. Floyd was the grandson of original enrollee Rev. John Hart and a descendant of Elsie Beams Roebuck Hart Walker (ìLittle Blue Henî). She was a niece of David Folsom of the Northwest District in Mississippi before the tribe came to Indian Territory . Floyd had his own unique way of sharing his life experiences and stories that not only were interesting but humorous as well. Floyd took great pride in the family history and his Choctaw heritage. He had a great memory on family facts and not hearing him talk about, or being able to ask him questions regarding family history or members, will be greatly missed. This was a trait that he most certainly inherited from his mother. Becoming friends with someone came easy for him. He dearly loved his family and friends and he most certainly will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know him.