Floyd Sackett, 86, of Pampa, passed away on August 20, 2020 in Pampa.
Private family service will be Saturday, September 5, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church in Pampa with Rev. Ed Sackett and Rev. Dr. Ken McIntosh, pastor, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors. His body was donated to Texas Tech Willed Body Program in Lubbock.
Floyd was born June 17, 1934 in Pampa to Jim and Lucy Sackett. He was a 1952 Pampa High School graduate and went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree from McMurry University in Abilene. He furthered his education from West Texas State University, obtaining his Master of Education Administration. Floyd married Janice Allman on June 15, 1957 in Hale Center. His first job after they married was in Sweetwater, where he served as the associate pastor of First United Methodist Church for a short period. In 1959, they moved to Pampa where he began his teaching career at Pampa Junior High. Later he moved to Robert E. Lee Junior High and served as assistant principal, and then became principal at Baker Elementary for 10 years. During his time as principal he was a keynote speaker for the National Education Association conventions. Floyd was an originator in mainstreaming special needs kids into the classrooms, individual teaching instruction, vertical education, and helped create diagnostic systems for children with learning disabilities. Floyd took a break from teaching for 10 years and worked as the executive director of the Pampa Chamber of Commerce; during this time he received an award from PRCA for his work with the Top O’ Texas Rodeo Association. He returned to Pampa High School in 1994 to serve as an assistant principal and finally retired in 2004.
Floyd organized the Tri State Seniors Golf tournaments for over 20 years. He was a long-time member of the Pampa Lions Club where he served as the District Governor of 2T-1 from 1971-1972 and also served on the board at the Texas Lions Cripple Children's Camp in Kerrville. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias, First Presbyterian Church, and Pampa Retired Teachers Association. Floyd enjoyed playing golf, reading, doing in wood inlay, and his Friday night poker games with his friends. He loved his family and will be missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents and 6 siblings.
Survivors include his wife, Janice Sackett of the home; a son, Rev. Ed Sackett and fianceé Dr. Lynette Watkins of San Antonio; 3 grandchildren, Lindsey McDowell and husband Brad and Lola Sackett all of Orlando, Florida and Karen Joy Turley of Logan, Utah; 2 great grandchildren, Eli McDowell and Emmy McDowell; 2 sisters, Billie Enterline of Long Beach, California and Dana Sue Bishop of Victoria; 2 brothers, Paul Sackett and wife Martha of Lewisville and Dan Sackett of Amarillo.
Memorials can be made to First Presbyterian Church, 525 N. Gray, Pampa, Texas 79065, American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75231, or American Cancer Society, c/o Gerry Caylor, 2130 Charles, Pampa, Texas 79065.