James Grady Fields |
October 6th, 1915 - July 18th, 2014 98 Years
James Grady Fields, 98, died July 18, 2014 of congestive heart failure with his loving family at his side. He was born October 6, 1915 in Lakeland, FL. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corp and during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Buttercrust Bakery after 33 years. He was a faithful member of Trinity Church of God, a role model and admired by his family and all who knew him. Grady enjoyed gardening, fishing and his family. He was our hero, such a wonderful, gentle, Chri ... Read more
Deloris Maxine Grady |
February 6th, 1926 - July 18th, 2014 88 Years
Deloris Maxine Grady, 86
Lakeland – Deloris Maxine Grady, 86, died of a stroke Friday, July 18, 2014 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.
Born February, 1926, in Elkhart, Indiana, she moved to Florida in 1970. In 1973, she started work as an accountant with the Department of Citrus. She retired in 1995 as Revenue Accountant.
Deloris was a resident of Beacon Terrace, where she had been an active member of the Home Owners Association, serving on the board and as President for se ... Read more
John Thomas Cline |
October 23rd, 1917 - July 17th, 2014 96 Years
John Thomas Cline, 96
Owner – JT Cline Citrus
Mr. John Thomas Cline passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Highlands Lake Skilled Nursing Facility in Lakeland FL, due to natural causes. Tom Cline was born on October 23, 1917 in Arcadia, FL to Dr. and Mrs. R. L. Cline. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie. Survivors include stepsons John Hayes, George M. Hayes III, Stan Hayes, one daughter, Debbie (Gene) Hendry, and one grandson,
Wiley Miles Hendry.
Mr. Cline was a graduate ... Read more
George B. Asche |
April 29th, 1936 - July 15th, 2014 78 Years
George Asche Obit
George Burdette Asche, 78, of Lakeland, surrounded by his loving family, passed away on July 15, due to complications from cancer, following a courageous battle.
Born April 29, 1936 to George and Josephine Asche in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, he grew up in Daytona Beach.
George graduated from Daytona Beach Junior College and went on to attend The University of Florida where he majored in civil engineering and met his wife, Judy.
The couple resided near Ocala where Geor ... Read more
Gloria M. Jarvis |
November 5th, 1916 - July 14th, 2014 97 Years
Gloria M. Jarvis, 97
Lakeland- Mrs. Gloria M. Jarvis died on July 14, 2014 at her home due to natural causes.
She was born November 5, 1916 in Grainger, Ohio.
She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Jarvis was predeceased by her husband of over 50 years, Russell C. Jarvis, son, Lawrence Jarvis and daughter, Laurel R. McGrath. Survivors include her sister, Jeanne Hough, N.Y., 5 grandchildren, Cathleen ... Read more
Ronald Lance |
October 28th, 1939 - July 14th, 2014 74 Years
Ronald B. Lance
Lakeland - Ronald Lance died on July 14, 2014 due to COPD. He was born on Oct. 28, 1939 in Flint, MI. The family moved to Lakeland in the 60’s. He served in the United States Army. He worked for Conibear RV Center as a recreational vehicle repairman for several years.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shirley, son, Aaron Lance, daughter, Torinda Harris, grandson, David Harris, 3 granddaughters, Rebecea Cox, Sara Lance, Danielle Davis, 4 great grandchil ... Read more
Avon Mann Trask |
August 25th, 1923 - July 14th, 2014 90 Years
Avon Mann ‘Bud’ Trask, 90
LAKELAND - Avon “Bud” M. Trask, 90, of Lakeland, passed away at Good Shepherd Hospice House from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
Bud was born in Terra Ceia, Florida on August 25, 1923 to Beulah Perkins Trask and Robert Barnett Trask. The Trask family returned to their hometown of Lakeland a few years later. Bud’s grandmother was from the Mann family, true pioneers of Polk County who moved here in 1866 at the close of the Civil War. Bud’s grandfat ... Read more
Roger Alan James, Sr. |
November 10th, 1940 - July 11th, 2014 73 Years
Roger Alan James, Sr., 74
Lakeland – Mr. Roger A. James, Sr., of Lakeland passed away on July 11, 2014 due to heart failure. He was 74 years old.
Roger was born in San Diego, CA on November 10, 1940. He moved to Lakeland in 1941.
He was an Electrician for Walt Disney World, retired after 20 years. He had worked in Electronics for Texas Instruments, RCA, Diebold, Motorola, Honeywell, Piper Aircraft, and Beech Aircraft.
He was a Navy Veteran, D.J. for WLK in h ... Read more
Randy Veteto |
April 8th, 1957 - July 11th, 2014 57 Years
Randy A Veteto, 57
Randy entered eternal life on July 11, after a 10-month battle with cancer. Originally from Monticello, IL, Randy and family moved around for many years before settling in Lakeland, FL in 1999.
Known as “Pops” to his sons and grandchildren and “Ran” to his wife, Randy deeply treasured his family. He found his forever & always love in his hometown, and as a child chased her around the playground yelling “I’m gonna marry you!” And he did. 35 years he journeyed ... Read more
Mary E. Napoletan |
September 5th, 1921 - July 11th, 2014 92 Years
Mary E. Napoletan, 92
Lakeland – Mary E. Napoletan passed away unexpectedly on July 11, 2014 due to natural causes. Mary was born on September 5, 1921, in Schenectady, NY.
Mary is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Joseph A. Napoletan; sisters, Carmela Mirabile and Ann Catalfamo; brothers, Dominick and Anthony Catalfamo.
She is survived by her children, Nada (Stephen) Rutka of Lakeland and Philip (Marianne) Napoletan; 3 grandsons, Joey, David, and Ben Napoletan of Al ... Read more
Faith Philpot |
November 3rd, 1956 - July 11th, 2014 57 Years
Faith Philpot, 57
Executive Assistant at Saddle Creek Logistics Services
Lakeland- Ms. Faith Philpot beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend entered heaven on July 11, 2014 due to complications from surgery at Shands Hospital. She was born November 3, 1956 in Orlando, Florida. She was a member of Highland Park Church of the Nazarene and was a dedicated employee to Watkins Motor Lines/FedEx for 33 years. She was an avid gardener, she loved spending time at the cabin in Murphy, N.C., fishi ... Read more
Richard Benton (Dick) Turnbull, Sr. |
March 20th, 1934 - July 1st, 2014 80 Years
Lakeland- Dick Turnbull died on July 1, 2014 at Lakeland Hospice House of complications from cancer. He was born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania on March 20, 1934 to Clara Howard Turnbull and Thomas Turnbull III. He was the youngest of three children, and as a youth enjoyed spending his summers in the Adirondacks swimming, hiking and boating. Dick attended prep school at Ridley College in St. Catharine’s, Ontario and the Mount Hermon School in Gill, Massachusetts. Dick loved music and sang his en ... Read more
Herman Christ Templin |
January 8th, 1927 - June 30th, 2014 87 Years
Herman Christ Templin of Lakeland passed away peacefully on June 30th, 2014. He was the first of three children born in Lakeland on January 8, 1927 to John and Hedwig Templin. Herman is survived by his two sons, Jon H. Templin of Keystone Heights, Florida, H. Scott Templin of Austin, Texas and his wife Tammy Templin; one grandchild, Seth Templin, along with several generations of nieces and nephews. Herman is preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife of 60 years, Lenora Smith Templin.
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Carl P. Jensen, Jr. |
November 7th, 1925 - June 27th, 2014 88 Years
CARL P. JENSEN JR., 88
LAKELAND - Carl P. Jensen Jr. of Lakeland passed away at his home from natural causes on Friday June 27, 2014. He was 88. He was born on Nov. 7 1925 in Sanborn, NY.
He was preceded in death by his parents Carl P. & Eria Jensen. Carl graduated from LaSalle High School, Niagara Falls in 1946. He was drafted out of high school in 1944 to serve in the US Army as a member of the 66th Division. He was honorably discharged from service in late 1944. After Wo ... Read more