Floyd Oliver Salmon, age 84, of Grapeland, entered Heaven’s Gate on Saturday, the 6th day of January, 2018. He was born on the 23rd day of September, 1933 in Salmon, Texas to Jake Salmon and Edna Smith Salmon. As a young man, Floyd served his country in the United States Army. Before retiring, he was a house mover and the original creator of Salmon Lake Park in Grapeland. Floyd was a Christian and a member of the First Baptist Church in Grapeland. He was a true artist with a vision only he was able to bring into full fruition. He had a dream and he didn’t just talk about it; he made it happen. He created a home for many to have; a home away from home, at Salmon Lake Park. We are proud to call him Daddy because he took care of his wife, his kids, grandkids and many others that he would welcome with open arms to stay at Salmon Lake Park. He brought Bluegrass Music to Grapeland; something we were not so sure about, but he was sure and with the help of his dad, Jake, they created what is known today as Salmon Lake Park Bluegrass Festivals.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Edna Salmon and brother, Cleon Salmon.
Floyd is survived by his wife, Fannie Lou Salmon of 63 years of Grapeland; daughters, Connie Norsworthy and husband Garry of Grapeland, Carolyn Kazmierczak and husband Greg of Grapeland, Anita Lee of Grapeland; sisters, Mirnie Roberson of Grapeland, Joyce Keen of Grapeland; grandchildren, Mitchell Woody and wife Bobbie Jo, Jake Kazmierczak and wife Shelby, Ariann Kazmierczak, Sundi Lee; great grandchildren, Brendan Woody, Austin Woody, Brooke Woody and Jaxon Oliver Kazmierczak.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o’clock until seven o’clock in the evening on Friday, the 12th day of January, 2018 at the Sunshine Inn at Salmon Lake Park.
Funeral services for Floyd Oliver Salmon will be conducted at two o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, the 13th day of January, 2018 at the Sunshine Inn at Salmon Lake Park with Bro. Mike Powell officiating. Interment will follow in Guiceland Cemetery in Grapeland.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are Tracy Salmon, Mark Salmon, Ted Salmon, Mitchell Woody, Jake Kazmierczak and Jake Salmon. Honorary pallbearers will be Quentin Shaver, Jed Mobley, Tommy Salmon and Sammy Holloway.
Funeral services for Floyd Oliver Salmon are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas. To view online, leave condolences or sign the guestbook, go to www.rhonefuneralhome.com.