Alpha John Loetscher
Alpha John Loetscher, 78, of Brooksville, passed away on April 18, 2020.
Drive up services will be held Thursday, April 23, 2020 with a visitation from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and services to follow at 11:00 a.m. at Beulah Baptist Church, 5300 Beulah Church Road Lithia, FL 33547.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.haught.care.
Shirley Jean Cornell
Shirley Jean Cornell, 83, of Plant City, entered into Heaven’s Gates on April 14, 2020.
She was born on March 31, 1937 in Plant City to Johnnie H. and Charlsie E. Boswell Preston.
Condolences may be shared for the family at www.wellsmemorial.com.
David R. Green
David R. Green, 79, of Plant City, passed away on April 11, 2020 following a long illness.
He is preceded in death by parents LeRoy and Mabel D. Green and his first wife Carol (Wheeler) Green.
David was born in San Angelo, Texas on February 27, 1941.
After graduating from Lubbock High School in 1959 he joined the Navy and served as an Aircraft-Engine Mechanic until his honorable discharge in 1963, after which he moved to Florida where he worked as a Ramp Service Employee for Eastern Air Lines for twenty-five years and later for the Plant City Police Department as Evidence Technician before retiring.
He was an avid wood carver, model boat builder and short-story writer. Many will fondly remember him for baking delicious cheese cakes and pecan pies which he distributed to friends, neighbors and city employees.
As a member of Grace Communion Fellowship he served as deacon until developing dementia.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patricia; brother Herbert (Tiffany) Green; half-sister Lavonne (Charlie) Blondy; daughter Christina (Harold) Marcum; daughter Roselee Exum; step-son Jeffery (Bernadette) Martens and step-daughter Kimberly Martens-Gascon; ten grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be determined at a later date.
David’s remains will be buried in the Green family plot in San Saba, Texas.
Frank R. Kimbro
Frank R. Kimbro, 83, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at home in Sun City Center. Frank was born in Caswell County, North Carolina.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Moffitt Cancer Center, moffitt.org and/or LifePath Hospice, chaptershealth.org.
Expressions of condolence at HopewellFuneral.com.
John Earle Barker
John Earle Barker, 74 of Clermont, met his Savior and Lord on Saturday, April 11, 2020, after an extended illness.
John was born in Plant City, Florida the son of the late Earle and Elizabeth Barker.
John was dearly loved by his family, friends, and the hundreds of students he coached in high school baseball and football through his long and successful coaching career in Georgia and North Carolina.
John is survived by his loving wife Lou Ann Barker of Clermont, two daughters, Kim and Clay Taylor of Hickory, NC; Debbie and Tracy Conner of Myrtle Beach, SC and three grandchildren. John was also survived by a sister Ruby Jean Redman of Plant City, FL and three nieces and their spouses all of Plant City, Pam and Bud Bowden, Susan and David Sullivan and Jeannie and Andy Knotts.
John graduated from Plant City High School in 1963 and then went on to play college football at Western Carolina University graduating in 1967. Immediately he started teaching and coaching football and baseball until retirement in 2001.
John was a devoted member of First Baptist Church of Clermont and an avid volunteer with the AARP Tax Foundation.
The family will hold a celebration of life service at a later date.
Memorials in John’s memory can be made to:
Cornerstone Hospice (Foundation for the Mike Conley House) of Clermont, FL.