2016 Hall of Fame Inductee
Floyd Frank was born on July 12, 1918, in Nome tTexas, but raised in Beaumont, TX on the McFaddin Ranch where his faterh worked. Mr. Frank made his living as a furniture upholsterer, but his first love was being a cowboy. Mr. Frank was one of the first African American cowboys in souteast Texas, who has several informative docuements on YouTube.com.
Mr. Floyd loved to put on a rodeos and was a "Mans Man". He was quoted as saying "The best thing a man can do is to help somebody" and was the epitome of that statement.
On Saturday, July 12, 2014, he celebrated his 96th year of life for a true and living testimony of what a life well lived looked like and he believed that if you reach 96 years old, that you deserve a party. And on July 12, 2014, Judge Ransom "Dice" Jones, Justice of the Peace, for Precinct 6 in Jefferson County, Beaumont, Texas dedicated and proclaimed July 12, 2014 as "Floyd Frank Day" and invited all citizens to observe that day as such.
Preston Frank stated that his Father Frank rode bucking bare back horses, and trained roping horses as well as owned his own string of rodeo horses, bulls, calves, steers and bulls. Additionally, he was a very good roper. Preston stated that Frank owned a rodeo arena and had given rodeos for about 50 years and enjoyed teaching children about rodeoing.
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