James C. Kyzer, Jr.
November 16th, 1942 - July 1st, 2013 70 Years
James C. Kyzer, Jr., 70
Certified Financial Planner
James C. Kyzer, Jr. passed away on July 1, 2013 in Lakeland, FL. He was reared in Tuscaloosa, AL and graduated from The University of Alabama. He was a U.S. Army combat veteran of the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Bronze Star.
Following his service, Jim resided in Birmingham, AL and was with Liberty National Life Insurance Company for 20 years. He later became a founding partner of Kelley, Kyzer, and Mullis. Jim served as President of the Birmingham Society of CLU and was an active member of the Estate Planning Council of Birmingham.
While in Birmingham, Jim was a member of Mountain Brook Baptist Church. Upon his recent move to... Read more
Sztefan on August 21st, 2013 - 12:51 pm said:
James, I started as a Cadet in August of 1975. Jim Aulwes and I hit it off at the bgenniing. I worked 3-11. So did he. Jim, Tom Ackerman and John Fink worked east end. I remember Linda would pull up on the east lot at 22:30. She\'d be in a blue Ford van waiting on Jim to get off. I remember when she was pregnant with Jimmy. Not long after that, here come the girls. I remember visiting with them often on that parking lot. When I made Officer I worked over near Highland Court. Jim and Linda lived at 11th and Adams. When we would be on midnights, I\'d get a call to her house about every other night to a prowler. I\'d switch over to another channel and tell Jim that I\'d let him know once I got to his house. Jim always worked deep east. I\'d get there, check around the house and everything would be OK. Linda always managed to have fresh cookies, cake, or pie ready for us when we finished the call. A few months back, I was home sick. Jim and Linda brought me a batch of her homemade cookies to the house. I hid them from Lisa and Hannah. Jim. Rest in Peace my friend.
David R. Caldwell
June 10th, 1939 - June 30th, 2013 74 Years
David R. Caldwell, 74
Lakeland: David R. Caldwell, 74, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland, FL due to complications from sepsis. Born June 10, 1939 in Bradenton, FL, David was a lifelong Florida resident. A 1957 graduate of Manatee County High School, David served in the U.S. Navy, and careered in industrial refrigeration with Fruit Growers Express Company, Crowley Maritime Corporation, and Publix Supermarkets. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Agnes Caldwell of Palmetto, FL and brother Marvin Caldwell of Ludowici, GA. Survived by his wife, Charlene Williams Caldwell, son, Scott Caldwell, brother William J. “Billy” Caldwe... Read more
Ernie Haynes on July 1st, 2013 - 3:28 pm said:
Rest in peace, David. You'll be missed.
Richard Loring Booth
January 15th, 1951 - June 27th, 2013 62 Years
U.S. Coast Guard Officer (retired)
Lakeland: Richard Loring Booth, 62, of Lakeland, died on June 27, 2013 from heart failure. Richard was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 15, 1951. He moved to Lakeland, Florida in 1963. Richard graduated from Lakeland High School and the University of Florida. He served in the United States Coast Guard for twenty years and retired as a Lieutenant Commander. After retiring from the U.S. Coast Guard, under the Troops to Teachers Program, he taught science at Mulberry Middle School for five years. Currently, Richard was working as an Environmental Specialist for the Tampa Port Authority.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, ... Read more
Dan on July 8th, 2013 - 1:44 pm said:
I am sorry for our loss, Dick will be missed by family and friends. He was my surrogate grief counselor. He saw I was in need and helped. I\'m sure he met Saint Peter with a smile and had him doing push- ups.
Bill Lofgren on July 3rd, 2013 - 4:34 pm said:
Deepest condolences on the death of Richard and apologies for this late response. I worked with Richard on the LEPC and found him dedicated and committed to any task we undertook. He will be missed by the maritime community.
Chuck on July 3rd, 2013 - 5:54 am said:
So sorry to hear about Dick, just know that those we lose continue living in the hearts of those who loved him.
Joe Kowalski on July 2nd, 2013 - 12:03 pm said:
I extend my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Dick. It was a shock to learn of his passing. I worked with Dick many years on various permit applications at the Port. He was always very professional and ready to assist with a common sense approach on many difficult permit issues. He will be greatly missed by many and never forgotten. Please know that you are in my prayers.
Miriam Roark on July 2nd, 2013 - 11:31 am said:
I will always remember Dick\'s laugh. He was one of the first co-workers to make me feel right at home at the Tampa Port Authority. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rebecca Valone on July 2nd, 2013 - 8:09 am said:
My heartfelt condolences , I will deeply miss my \" Gator Fan\" , my thoughts and prayers are with you , Dick was a good,honorable man.
Denis Crnolatas on July 2nd, 2013 - 8:07 am said:
I worked with Dick for years at the Tampa Port Authority. Many, many times eating lunch in our breakroom not knowing what subject would come up that day, but what ever the subject, Dick always had a way to make it funny and make us laugh. We will miss him very much. We are very sorry for your loss. Go Gators....
Greg Lovelace on July 1st, 2013 - 8:51 pm said:
Dear Booth Family, words cannot express the sadness I feel for your loss. I was fortunate to work with Dick and had lunch with him often. He was an honorable man who loved his family dearly. He will be missed.
Mike Seifert on July 1st, 2013 - 9:17 am said:
Dear Booth Family, I worked with your loved one for the past 8 years, and I will miss him dearly. Please take solace in knowing that he is in God\'s arms now. I pray for your peace and serenity in this tough time... - Mike
Suzanne Coopr on July 1st, 2013 - 9:04 am said:
Dear Booth Family - I am so sorry to hear of Dick's passing! I enjoyed working with him on the Hillsborough River TAC and in permitting. He was a diligent professional and will be sorely missed. You will be in my prayers.
Nancy Marino on July 1st, 2013 - 6:07 am said:
Dear Marilyn & Family, I enjoyed working with Dick. He always had such a good attitude and was so proud of his family. My heart aches for you. I\'m so sorry for your loss. With heartfelt sympathy, Nancy
Amy Torguson on June 30th, 2013 - 7:09 am said:
I am so sorry to hear about your your unexpected loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family throughout this difficult time.
Bridget Y. on June 29th, 2013 - 6:38 pm said:
Steve, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. You, Gwynne, your Mom, and Emily are in my prayers. -Bridget
Polly Penn Forehand
November 27th, 1929 - June 24th, 2013 83 Years
Polly Penn Forehand, 83
Lakeland – Polly Penn Forehand was born on November 27, 1929 in Paducah, KY and passed away on June 24, 2013 due to a stroke.
She and her family moved to Lakeland in 1936. She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Penn, her mother, Mary Elizabeth Penn, and her devoted husband of sixty three years, Cooper Forehand, Jr.
She was a loving mother to Ann Cooper Forehand, Mary Elizabeth Forehand Geary, Foster Hicks Forehand (Nancy), and Kay Forehand Betz. She had three wonderful grandchildren she loved very much, Patrick Neil Geary, Laura Cooper Geary, and Kim Reynolds-Gier (David). She will be missed dearly by her brother, Buddy Penn, sister-i... Read more
Dottie Marie Reed
May 19th, 1927 - June 22nd, 2013 86 Years
Dorothy “Dottie” Marie Reed, 86
Sales Associate – Bernice’s
Lakeland – Dottie Marie Reed passed away on June 22, 2013 due to cancer. She was born May 19, 1927 to John and Sadie Goette in Lakeland, FL. She lived her entire life in Lakeland.
Dottie was preceded in death by her husbands, John Skipper and Scott Reed; brother, Buck Goette;
sisters, Rose Fox and Inez Yoho;
She is survived by, son, Steve Skipper and his wife Joyce Skipper; sisters, Frances McKenzie and Betty Berry (Bill);boyfriend, Charlie Soffel; Including, too many friends and family members to name individually.
A funeral will be held on Tuesday, June 25, Visitation 9:30 – 10 am with service at 10 at Hea... Read more
Mary S. Noranbrock
May 22nd, 1920 - June 21st, 2013 93 Years
Mary S. Noranbrock 93
State Farm Insurance
Mary S. Noranbrock died Friday June 21 at Oakbridge Healthcare Center.
She worked for State Farm for over 25 yrs. in the records department.
She was a” Sweet Adeline’s “and a member of the Polk County Organ Club.
She is preceded in death by her Husband Charles.
She is survived by daughter –Kathleen Hickey Lakeland, son Tom Noranbrock ( Rosie) of Atlanta, GA., 4 grandchildren ,4 Great-grand.
... Read more
Esther Concepcion Lopez
December 8th, 1929 - June 20th, 2013 83 Years
Esther Concepcion Lopez
Esther Concepcion Lopez passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2013 of heart failure.
Esther was born 12/8/1929 in Florida Camaguey, Cuba. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother. She was affectionately referred to as “Lela”. She will be missed by all of those she touched with her charismatic personality, beauty and love of family.
Lela was preceded in death by her husband, Oswald Fernando Lopez (Nov. 15, 2011), her son, Warren Daniel Lopez (Dec. 3, 2006) and her brothers Carlos del Toro and Orlando del Toro. She is survived by three sons, Oswald (Marcia), Freddy (Robin), Richey (Marti), daughter-in-law, Lydia; her brothers, Roberto ... Read more
Thomas J. Chindamo
July 26th, 1962 - June 20th, 2013 50 Years
Thomas J. Chindamo, 51, of Lakeland, Florida, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013.
Thomas was born to Michael and Lee Chindamo in Long Island, New York. He graduated from Regis University in Denver, Colorado, with a B.S. in Business and a minor in Electronics. For most of his professional life, Thomas worked in the Aeronautical Electronics industry.
Thomas was a very accomplished drummer and studied with world-renowned drum instructors Al Miller and Dom Famularo. He was also the drummer for noted recording artists Bruce Dedrick from The Free Design and for sister-in-law Claudia Chindamo of Spectrum BC.
Thomas loved nothing more than spending time with his beloved children, Thomas an... Read more
Dora Miest Garrett
September 5th, 1924 - June 16th, 2013 88 Years
Dora Miest Garrett, 88
Dora Miest Garrett, devoted wife, beloved mother and grandmother passed away of heart failure on June 16, 2013.
Dora was born on September 5, 1924 to Herman and Berta Miest in Breslau, Germany.
She came to the United States with her parents in 1927 and became a citizen in 1946.
She married J. Gerald Garrett in 1950, moving to Lakeland, in 1961. They created a loving home for their three daughters and shared sixty three wonderful years together.
They were longtime members of First United Methodist Church of Lakeland and the BYKOTA Sunday School Class.
Dora is survived by her husband, Gerald: daughters, Lyndal (Ed) Lynn of Atlanta; Pamela DuBose of Lak... Read more
Kathy Duff Bradley on January 18th, 2015 - 2:54 pm said:
What a wonderful person Dora was. Always smiling and a twinkle in her eyes. I can't ever remember when she wasn't smiling and I don't recall ever hearing her say a bad word about anyone or anything. My life is better for having known her. I have a permanent smile in my heart because of Dora and also grandma Meist. What fun they were!
Deborah Ann Keith
July 12th, 1953 - June 9th, 2013 59 Years
Deborah Ann Keith, 59
Lakeland: Deborah Ann Keith, 59, went to see her Lord Jesus on June 9, 2013 from complication of COPD. She was born on July 12, 1953 in Worcester, Massachusetts. She was a devout Christian who loved and served her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her son Rev. Joel B. Keith; she is survived by her husband Barry and son and daughter in law Jay and Jennifer Keith. A memorial service will be held on Thursday June 13, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at Heath Funeral Chapel. ... Read more
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