Floyd Richard Dallas

Floyd Richard Dallas

Floyd Richard Dallas, 91, of Anna, died on Dec. 13, 2023, at his home.

He was born on Sept. 8, 1932, in Anna, the son of Elbert and Hazel Carter Dallas of Jonesboro. 

He married Edna Clayton on April 8, 1952, in Jonesboro. She preceded him in death on Aug. 8, 2022.

Mr. Dallas is survived by three children, Mel (Gail) Dallas of Indianapolis, Ind., Carter Dallas of Anna and Gwen (J.D.) Tripp of Anna; grandchildren Brandy (Patrick) Leary of Overland Park, Kan., Clark Dallas of Austin, Texas, Britton Dallas of Lockport, Alyssa (Chris) Solomon of Cobden and Jaryt Tripp of Anna; great-grandchildren Morgan (Matt) Bodnar, Jack, Ryan and Amanda Leary; cherished friend Mary Lou Wright; other special relatives and many friends. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Edna Dallas, as well as by his parents; brothers William (Tressie) Dallas and Carl (Lucille) Dallas; an infant sister; and dear friend Gene Wright.

Mr. Dallas was an active and faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro for 69 years. He loved the Lord and studied His word daily. 

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His family was blessed by his example of extraordinary Christian faith, generosity and strong character. He loved, and prayed for, his family fiercely. His and Edna’s words, “love and prayers,” were written on every card they ever sent.

Mr. Dallas enlisted in the U.S. Army after graduating from high school and served in the Korean War as a radio operator. 

He had many jobs after his discharge, but his mathematical aptitude led him into accounting. He owned and operated Whitney Accounting in Anna for over 30 years.

Mr. Dallas had an amazing life and his stories are legendary. In his younger years, he enjoyed traveling and golfing. He and Edna often traveled to Gatlinburg to attend their favorite dinner shows. 

He and his friend, Gene Wright, spent countless hours on the golf course. More recently, Floyd enjoyed watching football and always had a Sudoku puzzle nearby. 

He was a beloved papa to his grandchildren and great grandchildren, tirelessly supporting and cheering for them in all of their endeavors. He also enjoyed spending time worshiping with his church family.

Funeral services for Floyd Dallas were at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with Pastor Doug Bridgeman officiating. Interment followed at the Anna Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. His family expressed sincere gratitude to the wonderful staff of Hospice for the excellent care they provided to their precious father and papa during his illness. 

To visit his memorial page and to leave online condolences for his family, visit the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home website at rendlemanhilemanfh.com.

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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Anna, Illinois 62906
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