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Floyd “Puggy” Adams, who became a prominent figure in marketing, banking and other businesses, died Aug. 2 in Goochland, Va., at the age of 88. A dedicated DKE brother at Virginia Tech, Floyd was a member of two of the university’s prestigious giving societies, Ut Prosim Society and 1872 Society.


He served with honor in the U.S. Army following his graduation from Virginia Tech in 1956. Later, he studied at the School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia as well as at Stonier Graduate School at Rutgers University.


Floyd served as a marketing specialist for Cities Service Oil Co. in Boca Raton, Fla., and was later appointed Vice President of Central National Bank in Richmond, Va. He retired in 1998 as president of Floyd Adams & Associates, serving as a consulting engineer in hydronics.


An avid Hokie football fan who had season tickets for years, Floyd is survived by a son and daughter.