Edwin H. "Ed" Flood – July 20, 2012

Edwin H. “Ed” Flood, 90, of Amarillo, died Friday, July 20, 2012.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 23, 2012, in Hillside Christian Church chapel, 6100 Soncy.  Officiating will be the Reverends Roy Wheeler and Danny Fulton of Hillside Christian Church.   Private burial will be in Memory Garden Cemetery.   Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mr. Flood was born on November 1, 1921, in Sterling, Oklahoma to J. H. and Mary Flood.   After serving in the Army during World War II, he farmed in Oklahoma and Hereford.  He married Ann Havins on May 7, 1955.  They lived in Pampa where they owned the Borden’s Milk Distributorship.  They moved to Amarillo in 1963 and together owned and operated Ed Flood Oil Co.
He was a member of First Christian Church for a number of years where he served as deacon and Chairman of the Board.  Recently, he was a member of Hillside Christian Church.
Mr. Flood took an active part in the Amarillo community.  He served as a board member of the Texas State Council for Economic Education, the West Texas Chamber of Commerce, and the Amarillo Airport Advisory Board.  He was also a member of the West Texas State University President’s Council, a director of the Amarillo Highway Association, and board member of the Texas Oil Marketers Association.  He was currently serving on the Amarillo Health Alliance Board.
He was active in Lions Clubs International for 55 years serving as president of the Pampa Noon Lions Club, Governor of District 2T1 and on the board of the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville as well as various state positions.  While serving as District Governor, he was instrumental in making sure each girl at Girls Town received a new coat and pair of shoes at Christmas from District 2T1.  In 1977, he was elected to serve a two-year term on the International Board of Directors.  In 1984, he was instrumental in founding the Texas Lions Foundation which is committed to filling humanitarian services and providing disaster relief.  He served as the foundation’s first chairman and then its executive director.  He was awarded the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the association can bestow upon a member.
Mr. Flood was preceded in death by his wife, father, mother, and brother, Ernest Flood.
Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Campbell and husband Darrell of Norman, Oklahoma and Gayle Slaughter and husband Chuck of Amarillo; five grandchildren, Doug and Paul Campbell of Norman, Staci Duello and husband Denis of Moore, Jared Slaughter of Amarillo, and Courtney Slaughter of Lubbock; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank Childers Place and Goodcare Health Services for the care given Mr. Flood during the last two years.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to The Texas Lions Foundation, 6005 99th street, Lubbock, TX  79424 or Hillside Christian Church Youth Ministry, 6100 Soncy Road, Amarillo, TX 79119.
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