COLUMBIA…Mr. Floyd Anthony “Tony” House (Sergeant, Alabama Army National Guard, Retired), a resident of Columbia, Alabama, died early Sunday afternoon, September 10, 2023, at his home after a brief battle with terminal cancer. He was 66.
Tony was born on November 24, 1956 to Floyd B. and Kathryn House in Tuscaloosa, AL. When he was fifteen years old, he married his first wife and they had two children, Scott and Jeannie House. They suffered a great tragedy when they lost their daughter at the age of eighteen months.
At the young age of seventeen, he joined the United States Army. In 1976, he was stationed in Fort Knox, Kentucky. There he would meet the love of his life, Linda Richardson. When Tony was twenty years old, he left the Army and joined the National Guard. In 1977, he married Linda and they returned to Alabama where they would have two daughters, Katina House and Chasity Conaway.
In 1982, he started his career as a diesel mechanic with Tractor & Equipment Co. After a short time, he became one of the most highly sought after mechanics they had. He remained with TEC and retired after thirty years of service. After retiring, he found his love for the game of golf. He learned and played as much as he could, he competed in small tournaments, and would marshal others.
Tony enjoyed watching the news, reading, spending time with his family, and he loved his many animals. He spent a lot of time with his beloved dog, Flower, before she passed away a few years ago. Later, he did find room in his heart for Daisy who became his girl.
Tony had a very good soul. He was honest, passionate, and a loyal husband, father, and friend. He would go out of his way to help anyone that was in need. He even took his jacket off and gave it to a homeless person he passed on his way home from work.
Tony was preceded in death by his parents Floyd B. House and Kathryn Dennison, stepfather James Dennison, daughter Jeannie House, and brother Jr. Freeman.
Tony spent his last days at home surrounded by his wife of 46 years, children, grandchildren, and pets. He leaves behind many memories to cherish to his wife, Linda House; daughters, Katina House and Chasity Conaway; son, Scott House (Erica); sisters, Kathy Adams (John) and Diane Grier; brother, Jacoby Dennison; grandchildren, Bonny Negron, Michael House, Andrea House, Shelby House, Preston Conaway, Logan Conaway and Brooklynn Conaway; great grandchildren, Haystin Mallory, Lena Negron, Liam House and Rowan House; and grand pup, Sage.
You held my hand
When I was small
You caught me when I fell
You’re the hero of my childhood
And my later years as well
And every time I think of you
My heart still fills with pride
Though I’ll always miss you Dad
I know you’re by my side
In laughter and in sorrow
In the sunshine and through rain
I know you’re watching over me
Until we meet again.