Floyd N. Jaymes, 85, of Huntingdon, went to be with the Lord Tuesday evening, July 13, 2021, at his residence. He had been in failing health for an extended time.
Born Nov. 27, 1935, in Mount Union, he was a son of the late Charles W. and Erma R. (Murphy) Jaymes. Mr. Jaymes had three unions. His first former marriage was to the late Nancy (Myers) Harker. His second former marriage was to Dee Jaymes Olivo, who resides in Huntingdon. His third former marriage was to Lynne (Dively) Jaymes, of Huntingdon, to whom he remained very close.
He is survived by two stepdaughters, Justine Cornelius of Glendale, Arizona, and Angela Lindenfelser of Pittsburgh.
Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews; as well as a good friend, Shelby Fleck of Shippensburg.
Mr. Jaymes was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by the following siblings, twin brothers, Lester and Chester Jaymes, Leroy Jaymes, Thelma Arnold, Glen Jaymes and Lawrence Jaymes. He was also preceded in death by his former father-in-law, Ben Dively, with whom he kept in close contact while he was still living; as well as a close friend, the late Lee Hanawalt.
Mr. Jaymes was of the Protestant faith.
He served in the U.S. Army Military Police stationed in Fort Gordon, Georgia.
Mr. Jaymes was a former member of the Standing Stone Post VFW Post 1754, Frank P. Hommon American Legion Post 24 and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 223, all of Huntingdon.
He attended Mount Union public schools and was a 1954 graduate of Captain Jack Joint High School.
Early on in his working career, Mr. Jaymes was employed as the manager of the former Saxe’s Department Store, and subsequently was the manager of the former IGA store, both in Mount Union. He later worked in commercial printing at the Joseph F. Biddle Publishing Co. in Huntingdon. The majority of his career was spent as a self-employed building and remodeling contractor.
He enjoyed being with his friends and ministering to others by leading them through the sinner’s prayer. He was the co-founder with Dee Olivo of the Reach Out Center in Mount Union and his ministry to others continued throughout his life.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at the John B. Brown Funeral Home, 417 Washington St., Huntingdon, with Joseph C. Barrett officiating. Interment with military honors accorded by the combined VFW/American Legion Honor and Color Guards will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Shade Gap.
Family and friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the hour of service Thursday, July 22, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions in remembrance of Mr. Jaymes may be made to the John B. Brown Funeral Home, P.O. Box 242, Huntingdon, PA 16652, to assist with final expenses.
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