Richard Arnold Ficquette, Sr.
August 11th, 1948 - May 16th, 2015 66 Years
Richard A. Ficquette, Sr., 66
Lakeland- Richard A. Ficquette, Sr., age 66, died peacefully at home on May 16, 2015. He was born in Orlando, FL on August 11, 1948. He graduated from the University of South Florida in 1970. Richard's career was in sales.
He was preceded in death by his parents Martha and Harry Ficquette and his brother Thomas Earl. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Susan DeRamus Ficquette, three sons Richard A. Ficquette, Jr. (Ashley), Brian N. Ficquette (Courtney), Alex B. Ficquette, two grandchildren (Addison and Makayla), his brother Steve Ficquette (Lydia Ann), and his two nephews (Bert and Arnold).
Besides being a devoted family man and good friend,... Read more
Guerry and Delores on May 27th, 2015 - 1:15 pm said:
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers may God bless you through this difficult time
Debbie and Mike Johnson on May 22nd, 2015 - 9:36 am said:
Susan, Rick, Brian and Alex. We are so sorry for your loss. What great memories we have of all our boys on the soccer fields and at school events. Rick was a great guy and will be missed. Debbie and Mike Johnson
Bobby and Ellen Gates on May 21st, 2015 - 8:00 pm said:
Susan and boys, I am so sorry for your loss. Richard was a true gentleman and always a smiling friend. Daytona's Perry's Ocean view here we come. Or to his mom and dad's house in Winter Haven for BLT's before off to play golf. Watched some great Gator games together (and some not so great - Georgia game 1980). Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Greg Rounds on May 21st, 2015 - 4:08 pm said:
Thanks Susan, and extended family, for sharing Richard with us in the Ministry of Youth For Christ. We have some fond memories of the annual "Ficquette Memorial Golf Tournament" when the sons and grandsons came together to enhance our ministry to lost and hurting young people while remembering Harry and Martha and lives well-lived... now Richard can see mom and dad again! May God bring you great comfort in your loss. Blessings, Greg & Lisa Rounds
JJ Salisbury on May 21st, 2015 - 12:49 pm said:
Dear Susan, I'm so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and praying for you during this difficult time. Sending hugs and love to you, JJ Salisbury
Pat Epting on May 21st, 2015 - 7:33 am said:
The memory video brought tears to my eyes as I remembered the times Richard and his Dade City family spent with me. Richard and I were together from 1st grade through our 1st year of college at Carson-Newman. His family was my family. Mr. (Harry) Ficquette was my baseball mentor as well as second Dad. Ma Fiquette was my more than second mother. She was red headed and I was too, back then, and people thought I was her real son. IUt has been more years than I care to think about since I have seen and talked with Richard. Too many separated years. I was looking forward to opening up our relationship at next year's reunion. I miss my childhood friends. Make memories with friends but hold them tight to you lives. Susan and children, Richard has been special his whole life, I am so glad I was able to share the early years.
Nicole Elliott on May 20th, 2015 - 8:15 pm said:
Dear Susan and family, I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you will be kept in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything at all I can do please know that I am here. Take Care, and try to find comfort in each other during this very difficult time. Love, Nicole Elliott
Karen and Mike Brehmer on May 20th, 2015 - 11:17 am said:
Rick, Ashley, Susan, Brian, Courtney, Alex, Addison and Makayla, Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Richard. He was a joy to be around. Loved visiting in Florida as well as his visits to Newberry. His smile will truly be missed. May your beautiful memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. Love always, Uncle Mike, Aunt KK and Peabody(Marylee)
Billy Latson on May 20th, 2015 - 9:50 am said:
So sorry to hear of an old Dade City friend passing away so young. We were in Little League together and saw each other at school often. My condolences to his family .
Jeff and Darla Lang on May 19th, 2015 - 7:06 pm said:
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. We are honored to have known Richard for many years! He was a great man and we have shared many conversations and laughs with him! Susan, Alex and family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers!
Patti Shaffer on May 19th, 2015 - 5:40 pm said:
Susan, you will remain in my thoughts and prayers. You can always reach out to me. My heart breaks for you. Love you sweet lady.
Pepper Woods on May 19th, 2015 - 3:03 pm said:
Susan & family - I am so sorry for your loss. Richard was such a wonderful person. I am thinking of you all and praying that you find some comfort in your many memories of him that you will have in your hearts forever.
Doris Lambert Barker
June 18th, 1934 - May 14th, 2015 80 Years
Doris Lambert Barker, 80
Lakeland- Mrs. Doris Lambert Barker joined her Lord on May 14, 2015.
A beloved daughter, mother, sister, grandmother and aunt, she will be very missed.
Born June 18, 1934 in Catlettsburg, KY., Doris had been a resident in Lakeland since 1968.
She enjoyed working in the dairy office of the early Publix Headquarters.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Harold Barker. She will be missed by her two sons, Rhett and Barry Barker, her daughters-in-law, Karyn and Heike, and her four grandchildren- Christine, Jessica, Autumn and Zack.
A memorial service will be held on July 11, 2015 at St. David’s Episcopal Church a... Read more
Marilee Harper Trask
February 3rd, 1923 - May 12th, 2015 92 Years
Marilee Harper Trask, 92
Marilee Harper Trask was born on February 3, 1923 in Dublin, GA to James and Carrie Harper. They moved to Lakeland when Marilee was 3 months old. She graduated from Lakeland Senior High School before attending Stetson University. Marilee was married to former Mayor George Warren Trask, Sr. for 68 years before his death. They joined First United Methodist Church where they became extremely active members. Marilee served on numerous boards and sang in the choir. She enjoyed playing bridge and being active in her community, serving on the board of the Imperial Symphony, was active in the Polk Museum and numerous other community boards.
Marilee was preceded in dea... Read more
Dennis and Sheryl Hollingsworth on May 14th, 2015 - 6:30 pm said:
Welcome home faithful servant. Although you will be missed here, it was truly your time to made new and whole again. May your family find comfort and strength in their fondest memories of you.
Frank Duane Shedd
October 15th, 1928 - May 10th, 2015 86 Years
Frank Duane Shedd, 86
Lakeland – Frank Duane Shedd passed away on May 10, 2015 at Lakeland Regional from pneumonia. He was born on October 15, 1928 in Union,New York. He was a Korean War veteran. He was preceded in death by his first wife Irene, his second wife of 48 years, Joyce, and a step-daughter, Nancy Williams.
He is survived by his sons, Ray, Tommy (Donna), and Robert (Colleen); step-daughters; Lynda (Jim) Chaffin, Judy Croce, and Joanne Howard; 13 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 14 at 9:30 am with a memorial service beginning at 10:30 am at Heath Funeral Chap... Read more
Dawn (Shedd) Collier on May 14th, 2015 - 3:38 am said:
I'm so sorry for your loss.He will be missed. I can remember doing the Polka with him in his kitchen when he lived on Barnes Street.Will miss you dearly Brother( BUD).
Karen Shedd Doolittle on May 13th, 2015 - 11:45 pm said:
Thinking of our family at this time and Uncle Bud's children and grandchildren, brothers and sisters! Love to the family! Praying for you.
Dick & Becky Hagenbuch on May 13th, 2015 - 6:30 pm said:
Uncle Bud we're thinking of you. Wish we could have gotten the chance to come visit you. We Love You and Will Miss You!!! Dick & Becky Hagenbuch
Dawn Collier on May 13th, 2015 - 5:19 pm said:
Going too miss you Brother didn't see you much but you were always in my thoughts. For the children and grandchildren so sorry for your loss. he will be missed. God Bless you all.
Arlyn Shedd on May 13th, 2015 - 5:05 am said:
Praying for the peace and comfort of our Lord for our entire family. I will miss my brother "Bud". I have great memories of fishing trips years ago on the Otselic River. God Bless All
LaVonne Shedd Smith on May 12th, 2015 - 8:45 am said:
Sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed
Harry Seaman Clark
September 19th, 1926 - May 10th, 2015 88 Years
Harry Seaman Clark, 88
Lakeland- Mr. Harry Seaman Clark died on May 10, 2015 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was born September 19, 1926 in Red Bluff, CA.
Harry serviced in the Army Air Corps in Anchorage, AL. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Joy, son, Jeffrey and daughter, Judith. He is survived by his daughters, Joan Clark, Orlando and Kathryn (Mike Brand), Ft. Meade.
Memorials may be made to the SPCA, 5850 Brannen Road, Lakeland, FL. 33813.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday May 13, 2015 from 5-7 pm at the Tribute Center of Heath Funeral Chapel and A Mass of Christia... Read more
Betty Ward Gillan on May 13th, 2015 - 7:55 am said:
So sorry for your loss. Your father was such a wonderful person which I worked with for about 10 years. My memories of Harry are filled with as a kind, sensitive, friend and co-worker. May he rest in peace.
Dave Johnson and Billi Gamble on May 12th, 2015 - 3:26 pm said:
This neighboorhood sure isn't going to be the same without Harry keeping an eye on everyone, walking up and down the street, sitting out in the sun daily and feeding the squirrels. We lived across from him and it's not the same not seeing him there. He was such a sweet man and will be dearly missed by me, Dave and his kids. We hope you're not hurting anymore Harry. Until we meet again. And to the family, we are so very sorry for your loss and pray for you during this difficult time.
Jimmy Ray Casey
May 8th, 1941 - May 10th, 2015 74 Years
Jimmy Ray Casey, 74
Senior Project Engineer
Auburndale – Jimmy Ray Casey passed away on May 10, 2015 from a long illness. He was born in Florala, AL on May 8, 1941. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Casey and his brother James Casey.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lorraine Tetreault Casey, his daughter Shawn Tyre (Phil) Auburndale; son Brian Casey (Tracie) Lakeland; grandchildren, Casey Tyre, Taylor Tyre, Connor Casey, Kourtney Casey; mother Katie B. Casey Eloise, FL; and sister Bobbi Brown of Tampa, FL.
He started his career as a draftsman for Welman Lord in 1963. He retired from Jacobs Engineering as a Senior Project Engineer in 2003. He moved to Crooked L... Read more
KENNETH WATSON on June 19th, 2015 - 1:44 pm said:
Very sorry for your loss. I was looking for your dad when I found that he had passed away. Your grandfather was my grandmothers (Addie) brother. My aunt ask me to do the Casey and Stafford family line. I dearly wish that I had talked to Jimmie Ray before he passed. My family and Aunt's family send you our condolences. We will try to contact you later. Kenneth Watson
Larry Greives on May 31st, 2015 - 1:09 pm said:
I am saddened greatly to hear of Ray's passing. He and I, along with Loraine, shared many good times together starting around 1962, when he was working as a meat cutter in Eloise. I helped him to get a job with Wellman-Lord where I worked. He was a quick study and excelled in engineering drafting. We were the best of friends. I have and will continue to miss him greatly. He was a good person with a sense of purpose while being trustworthy and loyal. It was an honor to have known him. May God rest his soul and comfort Loraine and family as only He can.
WB Chambless on May 28th, 2015 - 2:40 pm said:
I worked with Ray on many projects since 1974 until he retired from Jacobs Engineering. Ray was good at what he did as designer/ Project Engineer. We shared some stories about growing up in Eloise and the people we knew. A friend was telling me when Ray decided to retire, management came to him and ask if you could talk him into staying on for a while, he immediately said -----no I'm going to crooked lake to go fishing and not turning back. He knew what he wanted. He will be missed by many coworker friends.
Dennis Cayson on May 24th, 2015 - 4:34 am said:
Memories of Ray go far back with me as we lived across the highway in Eloise from each other and worked at Reels Grocery together. He was always a fine person and an honor to know. I pray his family has peace and strength during this time of loss. God Bless Katie Bell, Bobbi Jean and his family.
Tom Wheeler on May 14th, 2015 - 9:00 pm said:
It saddens me greatly to hear about Ray. He was a friend and high school classmate. I remember him as a very friendly person who got along with everyone. He had a great sense of humor and was a very intelligent man. He will be greatly missed and I pray that God will gather his loved ones in his arms and comfort them as only he can.
Tony Snow on May 14th, 2015 - 2:14 pm said:
Ray Casey always was my friend, from the time we first met... The Friday afternoons that Ray and I spent fishing together, sometimes laughing, sometimes talking, and sometimes comfortably quiet, were all special times for me. Ray and Lorraine were family to me, the kind of family we choose rather than the kind we are born to. They accepted me into their home and into their group of friends. I will always appreciate, and cherish those times and memories. The Christmas cards that Lorraine would send every year were my favorite to receive. I was crushed to learn of Ray's passing. Even though we had not been as close since Ray and Lorraine moved to Crooked Lake, my memories, and feelings for my friend have not diminished in any way. Both my and Glori's prayers go out for Ray and for his family at this difficult time. We hope that all can find peace and consolation in knowing that Ray was a wonderful person, and had such a positive impact on those around him.
PAT & JOHNNY JENKINS on May 13th, 2015 - 7:12 am said:
RAY WAS A SPECIAL PERSON & WAS LIKE A BROTHER TO US..WE LOVED HIM AND HIS FAMILY..GOD BE WITH YOU
Dennis Earl Lennon
February 19th, 1950 - May 9th, 2015 65 Years
Dennis E. Lennon, 65 of Lakeland died 5/9/2015. Survived by Brother, Fred (Dian) & sister-in-law, Jannyce (Rick) Arnold, and several nieces & nephews. Heath Funeral Chapel.... Read more
Hense (Trey) Williams, III
November 14th, 1991 - May 9th, 2015 23 Years
Hense (Trey) Williams III, 23
Hense (Trey) Williams III, 23 of Lakeland, FL, passed on Saturday, May 9, 2015.
He was born in Tampa, FL, on November 14, 1991. Hense attended Polk County Schools, he graduated from George Jenkins High School June 2010.
He enlisted in the United States Army Reserves in 2009 was currently serving.
Hense was a business entrepreneur who was part owner of Downtown Records. He was an upcoming and extremely talented music artist who was also considered a poet.
He was loved by so many and was known by his infectious smile, humility, sense of humor and giving heart.
Hense leaves behind his mother Tonya Williams and Arcadious Smith. His father Hense Wi... Read more
Miranda Whitaker on May 18th, 2015 - 12:53 pm said:
I had the pleasures of knowing Mr. Hense Williams III via a past employer to know him you had no choice other than to love him , he always presented himself with a smile and would stop at nothing to assure you had a smile on your face , He placed himself on the back burner to offer huge support for those he knew far and near extremely intelligent loving young gentleman , My deepest condolences I extend to his mom Ms. Tonya , brother, sister , aunts , uncles , cousins and friends far and near as his wings where provided he\'s left a legacy and a memory that will forever live on , we too will live like Hense did treat others with nothing less than respect , smile often love always while here on earth You will be missed today and always Hense Williams III may you rest peacefully
Cindy Quinlan on May 15th, 2015 - 3:22 pm said:
Hense, So sorry for your loss. You are such a great guy with so much to give, I can only imagine that your son had some of your greatness. God bless you always, CQ
SPC Audrey Davis on May 13th, 2015 - 6:09 pm said:
My greatest and deepest condolences to SPC Williams' friends and family. He was a great friend and soldier.
Jasmin C on May 13th, 2015 - 3:12 pm said:
My sincerest condolences to the entire family. It was a great pleasure and honor to have serve d along Hense's side. He was unique in his own way and none will or could compare to him. He was like a little brother to me and ill always love him as one.
Nina Faye Redding
August 15th, 1929 - May 6th, 2015 85 Years
Nina Faye Redding, 85
Personnel Director Base Exchange Services
Lakeland- Mrs. Nina Faye Redding died on May 6, 2015 at LRMC. She was born August 15, 1929 in Jackson Springs, NC. Nina was a member of the First United Methodist Church, active member of the United Methodist Women, a member of Good Sam camping group, former member of Eastern Star and American Business Women’s Association.
She was predeceased by her husband, MSgt. Joseph Redding, and daughter, Donna R. White. Survived by 2 daughters, Carolyn Jordan, Davenport, and Teresa Eldredge, MSN, Sarasota, 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to The Talbot House, 814 North Kentucky Ave., Lakeland, ... Read more
Jack Phillip Roop
September 1st, 1937 - May 6th, 2015 77 Years
Jack Phillip Roop, 77
Auburndale – Jack Phillip Roop passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. He was born on September 1, 1937 in Roanoke, Virginia to Edward Logan Roop and Hattie Mae Keaton Roop.
He retired after 20 years with Royster Mines in Mulberry, FL.
Jack is preceded in death his parents Edward and Hattie Mae Roop, Brothers, Sonny Roop, Jerry Roop, Jay Roop and Sister Joyce Roop.
He is survived by daughter Lisa Barnes and son Phillip Alan Roop and 1 brother Jesse Roop, 4 grandchildren Aaron Samuel Barnes, Moriah Dawn Barnes, Caleb Micah Barnes and Kayleigh Alyn Roop.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Mary Holland P... Read more
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