Floyd Lee Brunner
May 18, 1930 – November 27, 2019
M.Sgt. Floyd L. Brunner, retired, 89, of Paris, TX passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at Paris Regional Medical Center. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 3rd, at Oak Park United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Cook officiating. The family will have a luncheon at the church at noon, and graveside services, with military honors, will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Hugo, OK. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Floyd, the son of Gottfried P. and Sadie Brunner, was born May 18, 1930, in Lincolnville, KS. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in 1943. He graduated as salutatorian at Herington High School in 1947, at the age of 17. Floyd joined the United States Air Force in 1948, after his 18th birthday. Following basic training he went to weather observer school at Chanute Air Force Base, IL, graduating top of his class in Feb. 1949. He continued at Chanute as an instructor until 1951. He was stationed in England, France, Germany, Scotland and Greenland as well as many U. S. bases. Retiring in April 1969, he attended Kansas State University graduating Magna Cum Laude in May 1972, with a math major in secondary education. On Aug. 7, 1971, he married Rava Brunner in Paris, Texas. He taught mathematics in Arkansas City, KS Middle School from Aug 1972-1980, Delmar School and North Lamar Schools in Paris. He worked for St. Joseph’s Hospital for 15 years retiring in 1997. Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters, three brothers, and a grandson, Johnny Ray Compton. Survivors include his wife, Rava, daughters, Joyce Cole & husband Donnie of Hugo, OK and Vicki Compton & husband Rickey of Hugo, OK, grandchildren; Andrew Cole & wife Windee of DeQueen, AR, Aaron Cole & wife Michelle of Ft. Worth, TX, and Lindsay Hill & husband Jeffery of Hugo, OK, and great grandchildren; Klayton & Paityn Cole, Ethan & Emerson Cole, and Alexis & Jeffery Hill, Jr. along with numerous nieces & nephews and a host of friends.
- Mark Wendt
- Shawn Pyle
- Andrew Cole
- Aaron Cole
- Jeffrey Hill
- Klayton Moore
- David Longhofer
- Family Visitation Tuesday, December 3, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, December 3, 2019
- Graveside Service with Military Honors Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Floyd Lee Brunner
December 2, 2019
As Chairman of the Air Weather Association, a nonprofit, all volunteer veterans association of past and present US Army Air Corps and US Air Force weather service personnel, and on behalf of all AWA members, I send our deepest sympathy to Floyd's family on his passing. He was a great contributor to the success of military weather support for years and a long term member of the Air Weather Association. Our best wishes to Floyd's family and friends for good health and great memories to carry on.
November 30, 2019
A very special person now has a very special place in Heaven. Floyd was one of the sweetest, kindest person I have ever known and he will be forever kept in our memories with love.