In remembrance …

Floyd K. Agee, Sr.


Floyd K. Agee, Sr., a native of Monroe County, graduated in 1935 from Auburn University. He taught vocational agriculture at Holly Pond in Cullman County and served two years in the Southwest Pacific in World War II before being named Assis­tant County Agent in Jackson County on May 1, 1945. On October 1, 1947, Mr. Agee moved to Athens as County Agent for Limestone County. Mr. Agee earned a reputation as one of the state’s top agricultural leaders and was noted in particular for his work in promoting soil testing and establishing the highly successful feeder pig market in Limestone. In 1969, he received the National Distinguished Service Award. At Mr. Agee’s death, The Huntsville Times, in an editorial entitled “The Man Who Grew Things,” had high praise for Mr. Agee and his work: “He was a man who long ago demonstrated his competency in his chosen field. He also was a man who long ago had demonstrated his deep concern for all that was right and healthy and progressive in all areas of community concern. He belonged to his community in every sense of the word; he was a man one instinctively liked; he looked across the gently rolling countryside and found it good, and he smiled – and his smile was infec­tious. He will long be missed and through many farm seasons remembered. He believed in growth, and his proudest crop was friends.” Mr. Agee was County Agent for Limestone County and living in Athens, Alabama, at the time of his death on October 22, 1972. He was survived by his wife Lillian, whom he had married in 1934, two daughters and three sons. It is an honor and a privilege to place the name Floyd K. Agee, Sr., on the dedicatory plaque of the Extension Memorial Chapel.

Chapel Plaque Inscription Number:242