Private memorial services will be held at a later date for Floyd Austin Camerer, 75, of Ada.
Mr. Camerer passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017, at a local nursing home. He was born Nov. 22, 1941, in Newton County, Missouri, to Ray and Lela Mae Lacy Camerer. He attended school in Butler, Missouri. After he graduated from high school, he farmed and also trained race horses.
He married Beth Ann Haupt on March 17, 1972, at Garnett, Kansas. To this union four children were born: Angela, Amy, Cody and Courtney.
For many years, Floyd and Beth ran race horses and started their family. They moved to LaCygne, Kansas, for 10 years to help operate his in-laws farm and raise horses. They moved to Ada in 1992, where Floyd returned to horse racing until he retired in 2004.
Floyd passed on to his children his passion for horses through rodeo and horse racing. Floyd loved to watch (and wager) on a good team roping, horse race or card game any day with friends. After retiring, he enjoyed his family and grandkids.
Survivors include his wife, Beth, of the home; his daughters, Angela Hall and husband, John, of Guthrie, Amy Iverson and husband, Mitch, of Ada and Courtney Summers and husband, Josh, of Ada; a son, Cody Camerer and wife, Penny, of Kiowa; his grandchildren, Jayden Hall of Guthrie, Hadleigh Moore of Ada and Austin and Corbin Camerer of Kiowa; his sisters, Jean Mize of Parkville, Missouri, AvaNell Wix of Butler, Missouri, and Karen Calkins of Kansas City, Missouri; two brothers, Ronnie Camerer and wife, Deidre, of Adrian, Missouri, and Don Camerer and wife, Rita, of Adrian; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters Marjorie Chandler, Dorthy Waldrop, Virginia Lee Gray and Betty Rae Schrandt.
Published on July 21, 2017