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Obituary - Floyd V. Hampsmire



Floyd V. Hampsmire, 92, of Barry, Ill., died at 8:35 a.m. on October 25, 2011, in the Barry Community Care Center following a short illness. 

Floyd was actively involved in the Walking Horse industry for over 50 years and served as the Director of Heart of America’s HIO for more than 30 years, retiring from this volunteer position at the age of 90 and was instrumental in the development of the DQP program.  Hampsmire was also an active member of the Illinois Walking Horse Association.

He is survived by his wife Helen of Barry, Ill. and one son, Gary Hampsmire of Springfield, Ill.   Floyd and Helen were married for 71 years. Floyd worked for Moorman Feed Co. for 31 years, retiring in 1982. He served on the Barry School District board, drove a school bus for West Pike and Barry school districts and he was scorekeeper at Barry basketball games and kept statistics for more than 50 years.

He was a past board member and member of the Barry Methodist Church, a charter member of the Barry Lions Club and president of Pike County Senior Citizens. He was voted into the Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982.

Services will be at 11:00a.m. Friday, October 28, 2011, at the Kirgan Funeral Home, Barry. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Barry United Methodist Church or the Barry Fire Department.

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