Floyd Raford Mette
August 26, 1932 – May 2, 2019
Floyd Raford Mette passed in peace at the age of 86. He went to be with his Lord and Savior, May 2, 2019. Floyd was born in Palmyra, Missouri to Raymond J. Mette and Anna Kuntemeyer Mette August 26, 1932.
Floyd will be missed by many that enjoyed his quick humor and genuine, kind heartedness. He graduated from Palmyra High School in 1950, where he met his devoted wife, Carolyn E. Howell, who he married September 6, 1953. Carolyn stood faithfully by his side through 65 years of marriage and his long courageous battle of Parkinson’s disease, with much compassion and love. To the marriage, two daughters were born, Cynthia Sue and Sharon Lynn. Floyd was a loving father, proud grandfather, and great grandfather.
Floyd was a lifelong grain and livestock farmer, designating the family farm “The Sue-Lynn Farms.” He was conscientious in raising Registered Polled Shorthorn Cattle for breeding and showing purposes. Floyd was driven with the vision to improve the Registered Polled Shorthorns genetics through selective breeding of seed stock. He served on committees that founded the Performance Tested Bull sales in Palmyra, Mo. He also participated and sold bulls in the University of Missouri Performance Tested Bull Sales. In 1978 Floyd received the Missouri Beef Cattle Improvement Award for his leadership and dedication to the genetic improvement of beef cattle. He also received many Grand Champions and other various awards at local county and state fairs for the cattle that he had raised.
Floyd gave back to the community and younger generations as a 4-H Leader as he enjoyed mentoring 4-H youth who were getting started in the farming profession. After retiring from farm life, he moved with Carolyn to Lake Jackson, Texas to be near his family. There he also worked with his daughter, Sharon, at her co-founded company, Skyline Technologies, LLC. There he was known as ‘Pops’. While living in Lake Jackson, Floyd continued to support youth in 4-H and FFA by sponsoring calves for the calf scramble at the Brazoria County Fair. He thoroughly enjoyed receiving and reading the letters from the winners.
He was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church in Palmyra and St. Mark’s Lutheran in Lake Jackson, Tx.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Mette; children, Cindy Gross (Edgar Massey), Sharon (Kevin) Todd; grandchildren, Kimberly (John) Shaw, Kelly Todd, Ray (Megan) Gross; great grandsons, Frank and Theodore Shaw. Further survivors are in-laws John and Joan Howell, Maxine Redd; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and dear friends.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Todd, John Shaw, John Howell, Dean Redd, Ray Gross, and Edgar Massey. Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Schluckebier and Franklin Tuley.
Funeral Service will be held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 501 Willow Drive, Lake Jackson, Texas on Monday, May 6 at 10 a.m. The family will receive friends and relatives prior to the service from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Memorials can be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church, Lake Jackson, Texas; Zion Lutheran Church, Palmyra, Missouri; Wounded Veterans.
The family would like to extend a genuine thank you for the compassionate care taken of our loved one to the Revered Texan, A-Med Hospice and The Gathering Place.
- Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Mette; children, Cindy Gross (Edgar Massey), Sharon (Kevin) Todd; grandchildren, Kimberly (John) Shaw, Kelly Todd, Ray (Megan) Gross; great grandsons, Frank and Theodore Shaw. Further survivors are in-laws John and Joan Howell, Maxine Redd; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and dear friends.
- Kevin Todd
- John Shaw
- John Howell
- Dean Redd
- Ray Gross
- Edgar Massey
- Kenneth Schluckebier, Honorary Pallbearer
- Franklin Tuley, Honorary Pallbearer
- Visitation Monday, May 6, 2019
- A Celebration of Floyd's Life Monday, May 6, 2019
Floyd Raford Mette
May 5, 2019
So sorry to hear of Floyd's passing. I'm Mary Kuntemeyer Buckwalter's daughter Karen. I remember visiting and playing with the girls.
May 4, 2019
Carolyn, Cindy, Sharon,
Very sorry to hear of Floyd's passing.
Lifting you up in prayer for His grace and peace.
Jennifer Disselhorst Buckman
May 4, 2019
Floyd was a special part of my childhood. He was very influential on me having the grand champion shorthorn steer. My condolences to the family. Sending my love and prayers! (Aka, Sharons candlelighter)
May 3, 2019
Floyd was such a class act. Always enjoyed visiting with him. He will be missed. You both were such great friends to my sisters. You have my deepest sympathy
May 3, 2019
From the Aucoin Family, our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. We will keep you in our prayers.