John Calvin Clemons |
November 4th, 1963 - July 27th, 2015 51 Years
John C. Clemons, 51
Lakeland – John C. Clemons passed away on July 27, 2015, at his home from an apparent heart attack. John was born November 4, 1963, in Lake Wales, Florida. He was a lifelong resident of Polk County. John graduated from Lake Wales High School in 1982. He was of the Protestant faith. He was skilled in many vocations and loved a good challenge. Our Johnny was happiest standing on his lakefront property with his beloved dog, Dusty.
He is survived by his parents, J.C. and ... Read more
Neil George Merrill, Sr. |
October 19th, 1939 - July 25th, 2015 75 Years
Neil George Merrill, Sr. 75
(Sgt. Do Right)
Retired Law Enforcement
Lakeland- Mr. Neil George Merrill, Sr. died on July 25, 2015 at Lakeland Regional Health. He was born October 19, 1939 in Syracuse, NY. He was preceded in death by his son, Neil George Merrill, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Edna, sons, Robert, Daniel, daughters, Deborah, Lezza, 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and sister Nancy.
Memorial Services will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 2 pm at Heath ... Read more
John Ronald Jackson |
September 5th, 1944 - July 25th, 2015 70 Years
John Ronald Jackson, 70, of Lakeland, FL, formerly of Salisbury, MD and West Chester, PA, passed away July 25, 2015 at Tampa General Hospital.
He was born to John B and Betty Ann Jackson in Coatesville, PA on September 5, 1944. He married the love of his live, Elizabeth (Betty) McVey on August 4, 1962.
He was a manager with American General Life Insurance Company, retiring after 27 years. While living in Salisbury, John won many top awards in trap shooting as a member of Salisbury Gun Cl ... Read more
John Burton Seamens |
August 15th, 1939 - July 20th, 2015 75 Years
John Burton Seamens passed away July 20th in Lakeland, Florida after a brave fight against lung cancer. John was born in Cory, Pennsylvania on August 15, 1939 and was raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. John attended Pleasant Ridge School and then Bearden High School where he was a member of the drama club and football team. His bright smile and wonderful sense of humor contributed to his popularity amongst his friends, many of whom still gather regularly in Tennessee.
His college career bega ... Read more
Eleanor M. McHarque |
February 6th, 1930 - July 19th, 2015 85 Years
Eleanor M. McHargue
Mutual Wholesale, 85
Lakeland - Eleanor M. McHargue, 85 passed away on July 19, 2015.
Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Robert S. McHarque, ret. She is survived by 2 sons Robert S. McHargue, Jr. and John Barry McHarque of Lakeland, and 2 sisters Wilma Tucker, and Anna Cole.
Eleanor and her family moved to Lakeland in 1972, when her husband retired from the Air Force. Eleanor worked in sales for Mutual Wholesale. She retired after 20 plus ... Read more
Charles "Chas" P. Smith |
August 23rd, 1948 - July 18th, 2015 66 Years
Charles “Chas” P. Smith, 66
CPS Investment Advisors
Charles Phelan Smith passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015, in Asheville, North Carolina,
surrounded by his family and loved ones.
He suffered a cardiac event while riding his
bicycle in the mountains. He received the best possible care at Mission Hospital in Asheville.
Charles was born on August 23, 1948, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Charles and Edith Smith.
In 1957, he moved to Venice, Florida, where his fourth grade teacher ga ... Read more
Marybelle Harner Powell |
July 30th, 1926 - July 17th, 2015 88 Years
Marybelle H. Powell, 88
Kennesaw, Ga.- Marybelle Powell, longtime resident of Lakeland, passed away on July 17, 2015, just 2 weeks short of her 89th birthday. She, and her husband Lloyd, made Lakeland their home in 1949. She remained there until 2009, when she moved to Winter Haven to be cared for by her son, Larry. In 2014, she moved to Kennesaw, GA, to be cared for by daughter, Linda, and Ross Memorial Health Care Center.
Marybelle was born in Xenia, Ohio on July 30, 1926, t ... Read more
Richard (Rick) A. Ficquette |
February 7th, 1981 - July 17th, 2015 34 Years
Richard A. Ficquette, 34
LAKELAND – Richard A. Ficquette, Jr. (Rick), age 34, passed away on July 17, 2015. He was born in Winter Haven, FL, on February 7, 1981. He is survived by his wife, Ashley Brehmer Ficquette, son Jaycen Addison Brehmer, daughter Makayla Riley Ficquette, two brothers Brian N. Ficquette (Courtney), Alex B. Ficquette, and his mother Susan D. Ficquette. He was preceded in death by his father Richard A. Ficquette, Sr.
Rick brought enthusiasm and joy everywhere he went ... Read more
Caroll Copp Phillips |
March 10th, 1929 - July 17th, 2015 86 Years
Carroll Copp Phillips, 86
Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware
Lakeland – Mr. Carroll Copp (Bud) Phillips, died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones. Born at Tampa General Hospital, on March 10, 1929, he was a second generation Tampa native and the second son of Elizabeth Copp Phillips and I.W. Phillips. Owner of Crowder Bros. ACE Hardware in Lakeland, he was born into the hardware business established in 1898 by his grandfather. He worked many years at the family’s wholesale business ... Read more
Beverly H. Germain |
June 17th, 1929 - July 16th, 2015 86 Years
BEVERLY H. GERMAIN, 86,
LAKELAND – Bev Germain’s happy and productive life ended on July 16 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center surrounded by all her family.
Bev was raised in Michigan and with husband Ed Germain moved to Lakeland in 1966 when Ed was transferred by his employer Agrico.
While being a homemaker to three children, Bev was constantly expanding her horizons through a tremendous internal drive that would earn her a decades-long, successful and visionary entrepreneurial ca ... Read more
LeRoy Bradley |
May 26th, 1932 - July 12th, 2015 83 Years
LeRoy Bradley, 83
Lakeland – LeRoy Bradley, 83 walked through the gates of Heaven on Sunday, July 12, 2015.
LeRoy was born in Birdtown, NC.
LeRoy proudly served his Country, retiring from the USAF in 1971, since retirement was not his style he continued working in Radio for 22 years and was working with Showcase Media prior to his passing.
Being the people person he was, he never met a stranger. His love and pride for Downtown Lakeland was unending. The Members of AAF – Polk Co ... Read more
James Augustus Proctor |
March 17th, 1945 - July 11th, 2015 70 Years
James Augustus Proctor, 70
Lakeland- James Augustus Proctor died on July 11, 2015. He was the beloved father of James Michael Proctor and most dearly loved husband of Joy Proctor. He moved to Lakeland, Florida in 2003 to be closer to his only brother, Henry Thomas Proctor, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joy Proctor of Lakeland. His son predeceased him in death in 2007.
A lifelong Christian of strong faith, Jim was patient and quiet and kind. A true Southern gentlem ... Read more
Calvin "Bobby" Wyatt, |
November 28th, 1937 - July 6th, 2015 77 Years
Calvin "Bobby" Wyatt, 77,
Lakeland - Calvin “Bobby” Wyatt, 77 of Polk City, Florida passed away at home from lung cancer on July 6, 2015.
Bobby was born November 28, 1937, in Haywood County, North Carolina to Clyde Lewis and Fannie Lee Wyatt. They later moved to Polk County in 1952.
Bobby founded Wyatt Sheet Metal, Inc. in 1967, one of the first modern shops in Polk County.
Later he partnered with his older son, Mike and Charles Fitzgibbons to form Wyatt-Fitzgibbons Sheet Met ... Read more
Raymond Nathan Peddycoart |
December 12th, 1938 - July 3rd, 2015 76 Years
Raymond Nathan Peddycoart, 76
Lakeland: Raymond Nathan Peddycoart, 76, of Lakeland, died on July 3, 2015. He was born on December 12, 1938 in Rome, GA. Nathan was a veteran of the United States Army. He was co-owner of Peddy & Sons Radiator Service for many years and after retiring, worked for Disney for 20 years. He was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Nathan loved spending time with his 2 sons and his 2 grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Lyla; 2 sons Micha ... Read more