Roll of Honor

Floyd E. Coon

Floyd E. Coon

  • Firefighter
  • Horseheads Fire Department
  • New York
  • Age: 54
  • Year of Death: 1982

Floyd was born in Elmira, New York. He was raised and worked on the family farm with his brothers and sister in Millport, New York. He met the love of his life, Virginia Carr, in 1947, and they married in 1948. Floyd and Virginia raised two sons, Daniel and Terry, and two daughters, Suzanne and Sandra. They had five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Floyd was employed as a truck driver in the freight business until his retirement. After that, he and Virginia spent all their time at their lake home on Waneta Lake in Tyrone, New York. Many happy times were spent with family and friends. He loved teaching the children and grandchildren the joys of the lake—boating, swimming, and skiing.

Floyd especially enjoyed the fall when all his hunt buddies would get together and hunt for deer. He was a skilled mechanic and woodworker. He could build or fix anything and was asked by many. His woodworking skills can still be seen at the Horseheads fire station, where he built the trophy cases and wall plaques.

He belonged to the board of directors and was a trainer of firefighters, driving and operating fire apparatus. He was a proud and dedicated member of the Horseheads Fire and Rescue Company for 25 years.

We miss him every day.