Floyd Earl Minor, age 58, of Fort Scott, Kansas passed away Friday, September 16, 2022, surrounded by family at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kansas. Floyd was born in Fort Scott on October 9, 1963, to Robert Marion Minor and Marilyn Sue (Brooker) Minor. Floyd married Carole Goltra on February 26, 1988, at the Fort Scott Brethren Church.
He graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1982. Floyd started a career in law enforcement working for the Fort Scott Police Department, Bourbon County Sheriff Department, and was a DARE officer. He spent many hours in classrooms educating kids about drug abuse. While working for the sheriff’s department Floyd also started preaching part time, and eventually started full time ministry. He became an ordained pastor through Ashland Theological Seminary located in Ashland, Ohio. At one point he also served on the Board of Directors for Ashland University, in Ashland, Ohio. Floyd preached the Word of God for over 25 years as a pastor. It was always his mission to help as many people as he could to hear the message of salvation, have a personal relationship with the Lord, and ensure their entry into the gates of heaven someday.
Floyd had a love for guns, history, and the ability to questionably know and be able to use every word in the dictionary. One of Floyd’s greatest gifts was making everyone feel welcome, he never knew a stranger, and according to him, he also never lost a game of Trivial Pursuit. Floyd loved his family with an unwavering love. He enjoyed time together, holidays together, and at family meals he especially loved passing on and teaching his kids and grandkids his culinary skills. Family was his greatest joy.
Survivors include his wife Carole, two daughters Brittani Rodrigues (Christopher) of South Carolina, Angela Grado (Chris) of Fort Scott, one son Brian Lee (Darcy) of Uniontown, KS, and his brother Robert Minor (Linda) of Fulton. Also surviving are the grandchildren he was so proud of and loved so much; Kaitlyn Grado, Madison Hudiburg (Josh), Jenna Grado, Rylan Lee, Adalynn Lee, Anistyn Rodrigues, Asher Rodrigues, Camryn Rodrigues, Colin Rodrigues, Cay Cay Rodrigues, and Kristian Rodrigues. Great grandchildren Kingston Grado, Hendrix Grado, Ramsey and Slater Hudiburg, and Rory Christian, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved sister Amy.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 23, 2022, at 10:30am at the Cheney Witt Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dr. G Emery Hurd officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 22, 2022, from 5-7pm at Cheney Witt Funeral Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to the Floyd Minor Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.