Services for Floyd McGinnes, 78, of Crosbyton were held Saturday, March 7, 2009, in the Crosbyton First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Wendell Horn officiating.  Burial was in the Crosbyton Cemetery under direction of Adams Funeral Home of Crosbyton.

Floyd passed away Thursday, March 5, 2009 in Plano, Texas.  He was born August 22, 1930 on the Gross Ranch near Ballinger, Texas, to the late Sam and Inis (Low) McGinnes.  On December 9, 1948, he married Betty Higginbotham in Happy, Texas.  She preceded him in death on July 26, 2007.

Floyd served in the United States Army for two years during the Korean Conflict.  He was elected Crosby County Clerk in 1963 and served in that office until his retirement in December 1995.  He also owned and operated McGinnes Business Service with his wife, Betty until her retirement in December 2005.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he served on various boards and was a past president of Methodist Men.

He was active in various community organizations, including the Lions Club, the Crosbyton Rural Housing Development, the Chamber of Commerce, the Boy Scouts, the Industrial Foundation, the Crosbyton Masonic Lodge, and The Gideons International.


He was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert and Elton McGinnes, and a sister, Laura Low. Survivors include a son and his wife, Kyle and Peggy McGinnes of Plano; a daughter and her husband, Kristi and Kevin Croy of Scurry, Texas; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Crosbyton First United Methodist Church or to The Gideons International.