Floyd Arthur Husk III

Our Young Brave Hero! 

I know I'm most always a quiet person but I wanted you to know I LOVE YOU Floyd. I believe you can see and know what is going on down here, so this is for you and I'll see you on the other side. Your Aunt Gloria

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Floyd Arthur Husk III on a trip to Germany. What a Handsome young man. His work carried him to a lot of different places in his years with NCHM.

This is a sad time in the life of this young Husk family. Floyd found in 2004 that he had cancer and has kept up a GREAT FIGHT but now the GOOD LORD IS CALLING HIM HOME.

(A note from Floyds parents.)

Dear Friends and Family,

Just wanted to say hello and inform you that Floyd III is not doing well with his fight to rid himself of cancer. He will not be returning to MD Anderson in Houston as they have informed him there is no reason for him to return for further treatment there. He is back where it all started (almost 4 years ago) in Jacksonville with his original Oncologist for whatever treatment that is necessary at this  stage. He has been fearless and brave and only those who may have been touched by this hideous decease would know what I'm referring to. Our daughter-in law is a nurse and has "called in hospice" so we are leaving for Jacksonville in the morning. Not sure when we will return home. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. We would  appreciate that you continue to pray for him in your own way,  Thank You.

Love and Best Wishes, Floyd, Karin and family.


Oh Gloria, so sorry to hear this, People can be so brave, I really feel for
this family and their grief and courage., and all of you. My prayers are
with everyone. Love Jane Boucher.

Gloria I am so sad to hear Floyd is not improving he will be in my prayers as the rest of you will be. Remember I am 45 minutes north of Jacksonville and if I can do anything to help please let me know.
God's Blessing be with all of you and your travels. Patricia Viellenave  

I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.  What you are going through is very difficult for everyone, but God will help you find the way.  I went through this with my sister and it is such a helpless feeling to know that there is nothing you can do to change things.  Just put it in God's hands and pray that he will not be in pain.  Hospice is very good with that.  Our experience with them was excellent.  They are very supportive and caring. Love to all, Louise McComas

Prayers are with the family!  May God be with you all!   Joyce Chambers

Sending prayers for Comfort, Peace and Courage. Barbara Bennett Small 

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In Loving Memory of
January 21, 1962 - October 1, 2007
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.
He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul.
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley ofthe shadow ofdeath, I will fear no evil.
For Thou art with me, Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou prepareth a table before me in the presence of mine enemies.
Thou anointest my head with oil, my cup ninneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, 
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeal Home
950 Park Ave.
Orange Park, Florida 32074

About Young Floyd. Just wanted to say young Floyd lost his fight with cancer today at approx. 5:25 PM 10-1-2007 at Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville, Fl. He was a fighter and never complained. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers, thank you. Old Floyd

Floyd Arthur Husk III CWO2 (Ret) USCG, 45, passed away on 1 Oct 2007 after a long courage’s battle with cancer in Jacksonville, Fl. He was born Jan 21, 1962 at the US Army Hospital in Heidelberg, Germany to Floyd and Karin Husk of Evans, Ga. He graduated from Aquinas High School in 1980. He joined the US Navy after graduation and served aboard the USS Forest Sherman and the USS Dewey. He later joined the United States Coast Guard rising to rank of Chief Petty Officer then commissioned as a Warrant Officer. He retired in 2002 with 22 years of service in Mayport, Florida. After retirement he graduated from Southern Illinois University receiving his bachelor’s degree in Education then joined the National Center for Housing Management becoming Vice President of Operations in Jacksonville, Fl. He is preceded in death by a brother Marc Alan Husk. Floyd is survived by Deborah (Moyer) his loving and devoted wife of 25 years: daughter’s Jennifer Welch of Eatonton, Ga., and Amanda Husk of Gainesville, Florida. In addition, son-in-law Corey Welch and grand-daughter Emily Anne Welch, also from Eatonton, Ga., and Floyd’s parents Floyd and Karin Husk of Evans, Ga. and his sister Belinda L. Harvey of Surrey, England and nephew, Christopher and niece Alexandra, as well as, sister-in-law Denise Hewlett and nephews, Justin and Brandon. On October 6th  Mass with Military Honors will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Highway 17 Green Cove Springs.

The family will welcome friends at 1875 Royal Fern Lane, Orange Park, Florida 32003. Everyone is invited to wear casual attire in Floyd’s honor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a Cancer Research of your choice.


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For a BEAUTIFUL Everlasting Memorial family movie/slide show.

BUT! FIRST! Get out the box of tissue!  To see this movie/slide show go to http://www.mem.com/ and on the left enter Floyd Husk and click (GO) it takes you to his page (click on his name) it goes to another page for him, then on the right (CLICK ON MOVIE). 

My Note to Guest Book

The Husk Family
I just watched the movie/slide show, it was QUITE AN EMOTIONAL thing to sit through. I feel deeply for the family and the EMOTIONAL roller coaster ride you have been on the past few years. This movie shows clearly the CLOSE LOVE the family has for each other. It's truly a blessing to see that there are so many BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES to CHERISH among you. I deal a lot in family genealogy and this movie will be something that the future generations can look back on with LOVE and PRIDE that someone in the family cared enough to record the history of the family in such a BEAUTIFUL WAY.

My Love and Prayers are with you all.
Your Aunt Gloria Jean (Powers) Husk

Floyd joined the NCHM staff in 2002 and is NCHM's VP of Operations working out of our Jacksonville office. Previously Floyd held the position of Director of Military Housing Operations at our office located at the Family Housing Management Institute, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL. Prior to joining the NCHM staff, Floyd was a Chief Warrant Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Floyd instructs the Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS) as well as US Air Force & Navy Military Housing Management courses. Floyd holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Education from Southern Illinois University. Floyd resides in Florida with his wife Deborah, and their children.

In Memory of Floyd Husk

Taken from NCHM: http://www.nchm.org/


It is with great sorrow that we inform the NCHM community of the death of Floyd Husk, our Vice President for Operations and a trainer of the Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS) program, after a long battle with cancer. Floyd was only 45 years old.

Prior to joining NCHM, Floyd had served with the United States Coast Guard, leaving the service as a Chief Warrant Officer. He originally joined us as Director of Military Housing Operations before assuming leadership of our Operations Division, a position he held at the time of his death.

Although Floyd's background was outside of traditional housing management, he quickly demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the issues involved in housing management as well as a genuine appreciation for the daily challenges faced by site staff. Floyd's empathy, his total humanity, are traits that helped make him so good at his job -- whether he was at his desk in Orange Park, Florida or in front of a group of housing management professionals pursuing their COS certifications.

During Floyd's illness, he dispensed only courtesy and good will to his colleagues. Floyd was not a negative person, and so he refused to be "down" or "defeated" about the cancer that ultimately took his life. Instead, he displayed a rare courage and even rarer optimism, believing that he could beat the odds. And his family and colleagues, who loved him and worked with him, wouldn't have bet against him.

And we believe that Floyd was right, although not in the way any of us would have preferred. Cancer claimed his body, but a human being's life surely cannot be measured in the strength of flesh, organ or bone. The true measure of a person is the impact they have on others and the degree to which they inspire both respect and love. Floyd led, guided by his God, a life that must be accepted as an exemplary influence. He will be missed, and his influence on all of us at NCHM will last many years beyond his own, much too short life.

Funeral arrangements are pending. If anyone in the NCHM community wishes to share your memories of Floyd, please send them to service@nchm.org or by mail to:
The Family of Floyd Husk, c/o NCHM, 350 Corporate Way, Suite 400, Orange Park, FL 32073 and we will make sure that Floyd's wife and children receive them.

W. Glenn Stevens
President, NCHM


 My brother Floyd called me about 5:45PM to tell me that his son had lost his battle with cancer. Floyd was in the Baptist Hospital at Jacksonville, FL. We all had been kept aware of his daily battle but I think few of us really realized how truly heroic Floyd's battle was, and not him only but his Loving wife, Debbie, his daughter's Jennifer and Amanda, and his devoted Father and Mother, Floyd and Karin. none of them gave up on him. Like so many in our family we have lots of "jewels" that we rarely get to know for many reasons, but mostly because we are all so busy with our own lives, but also because we are never really geo-graphically close to one another. Floyd was in the Coast Guard for 20+ years, and went on to live in Jacksonville, FL for the last 7 or 8 years but we just never got to see one another that much. I never realized till recently how hard and long Floyd had fought and kept the faith. He never complained, like his Dad said. My Prayers and Thoughts are with the Family and with Floyd, I will miss him, but I take comfort in knowing that he is with "The Heavenly Father". Danny Husk

So sorry to hear this Gloria, this cancer is just awful. My thoughts are
with all of you. I will check out the pictures.
Jane Boucher

Gloria I am so sorry. He is now in Gods loving arms and out of pain.
My prayers are with all of you. Patricia

Gloria, I am so sorry to hear about your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family. Hazel Sharp

Gloria & Dan "May Memories Comfort You" "Waltz in A minor" by Chopin Memories keep the one you loved close to you in spirit and thought and always in your heart, today and forever. Gloria and Dan, Your nephew has found a better place and at peace with our Lord. No more pain and suffering, just having a hallelujah time up there. Our prayers are with you. Ann & Ted

Sorry to hear about that. Hope everyone  is doing ok. I know it must be hard for them. Love You all Richie Husk

This is from our friend Hayley Dumond, she is an actress married to actor Keith Carradine. We are all so sorry for your loss of Floyd. What a tragedy. We are saying a prayer for your sweet, brave nephew and his family and one for you two as well. We hope you are both comforted by the strength of such an individual. Your email about him was beautiful and inspiring and we will remember it always. Bless you both. Hayley & Family

I am so sorry for your loss.  He is at peace now.  My thoughts & prayers are with you all. He is a very handsome young man.  My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Debbie Quick

Hi Uncle Danny, I was so saddened to hear of Floyd's passing. I know he is with the Lord now and will not have to suffer anymore. My heart goes out to his family. We don't always have the opportunity to be close to the ones that we love, but the heart is always with them in Thought and Prayer. Please let Uncle Buddy and Aunt Karin, and Debbie and the rest of the family know that we send our Deepest Heartfelt Sympathy to them with our Love and Prayers and may God provide them with the Gentle Guidance of Healing. His memories will always be in our hearts.   Love to all and take care of yourself. Love and Prayers! Debbie Dunbar &  Family

I am sorry.  Only God can fill the void...and in time [like during the rest of your lifetime] He will.  You all remain in our prayers. Ronda Riffle

Gloria-my prayers and thoughts are with you and yours. So sorry! God bless all.  Joyce Chambers

Life is not easy for sure. Illness just takes so much out of a body. Its good you have the good memory pictures of him online. I know when My son in law was sick, My sister was here visiting, and she wanted to see pictures of him in the hospital/rehab, they were so bad, I just told her NO. I have shown them too her later on, but then, it was too hard., But I guess it depends on how folks handle grief.  Jane Boucher.

I'm really sorry about your nephew. He struggled a long time with this, but thank God, we know he's in a better place with a brand new body and most of all, we have the assurance that he is at peace with God. If there's anything you need or anything I can do to help in any way, let me know.  I'm praying for you and the entire family.  We both know that God can cover us with His peace and love and He's always there when we need Him most. Take care, and again, if you need anything, let me know.  Pam Moore

I am so sorry for your family’s loss.  You’ll be in our prayers. Connie Nelson

Gloria and Danny, we are so sorry about the death of your loved one.  I know it has been a hard struggle for all of you to give him up. Thinking of you and praying for you.  Love, Betty and John Jones

Dear Gloria, Sorry to hear about your nephew Floyd, We are now also praying for my brothers son Cole he is 18 years old and is now with Leukemia. That is why we should thank God for everyday that we are healthy. Sonia & Efrain Perez

Gloria, your tribute is so beautiful, Thinking of you both, and praying for peace.  We know that Heaven is the ultimate healing place, and we have prayed for healing...not in our timing but God's. God bless, and we Luvya, Cuz Betty & John Jones

Dan & Gloria, Sorry to hear about your Nephew Floyd. May he rest in peace in the hands of the Lord and be re-united with his younger brother!! May God Bless!! James Norris

Gloria, My deepest sympathy to the Husk family, I haven't read  my e-mails for a few days and sorry I didn't see this earlier. Again our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Eva

Thank you for the email.  If it wasn't for you and Chris I would be in the dark.  God bless you.  The biography and movie are special.  He wasn't in our lives, but I do know that another great man has been lost.  My love and prayers for all. Melissa Waites

In Memory of Floyd's "Father-In-Law Mr. Billy Moyer"

LEXINGTON, S.C. -- Mr. Billy G. Moyer, 58, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Woodridge Baptist Church, North Augusta.

Mr. Moyer, a native of Aiken County, was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3200, Augusta, and a member of the American Legion Posts 40 and 4.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Crouch Moyer; two daughters, Deborah Husk, Bremerton, Wash., and Denise Hewlett, North Augusta; three stepdaughters, Binky Baughman, West Columbia, Ginger Lemox, Pelion, and Glenda Murphy, Lexington; his mother, Ruby Lee Mitchell Moyer; two brothers, John Robert ``Bobby'' Moyer, North Augusta, and Charles Franklin Moyer, Aiken; and four grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall after the service.

Caughman-Harman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


In Memory of Floyd's "Mother-In-Law "Mrs. Nona Moyer 

NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mrs. Nona Baker Moyer, 58, of 321 Woodland Drive, died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at her residence. 

The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, Gloverville, with the Rev. John J. Lawlor officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Aiken.

Mrs. Moyer, a native of Gloverville, had lived most of her life in North Augusta. She retired as a registered nurse with the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, downtown, after 20 years and worked for Medical College of Georgia for 15 years. She was a 1958 graduate of L.B.C. High School and a 1961 graduate of St. Francis Xavier Hospital School of Nursing, Charleston. She was a member of the Pilot Club of North Augusta and Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Denise M. Hewlett, North Augusta, and Deborah, M. Husk, Bremerton, Wash.; a sister, Sarah B. Johnson, Warrenville; a brother, Frank M. Baker Jr., Warrenville; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Johnson, Glenn Johnson, Joe N. Brown, Lew Banks, Neal Norton, Michael Efremoff and Lenwood Youngblood. 

Memorials may be made to Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, P.O. Box 419, Gloverville, SC 29828.

Friends may call at the residence of Denise Hewlett, 27 Woodvine Drive. 

Visitation with the Holy Rosary will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today at Hatcher Funeral Home.

The Augusta Chronicle July 15, 1999