Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Hendry-Glades Obituaries

Thomas James Walker, age 64, of Clewiston, passed away November 30, 2013 in Loxahatchee.

He was born May 10, 1949 in Canton, OH, to Walter and Lois (Cummins) Walker. Mr. Walker married Nancy Lott He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the Marine Corps. 

He worked as a policeman in Belle Glade for 10 years leaving the department as a Sergeant, and then later working for Southern Gardens Cirtus Production Company for twenty years. He was a member of the Elks Lodge of Clewiston.

Survivors include his loving wife: Nancy (Lott) Walker; parents; Walter and Lois Walker, three daughters: Lisa Crumb and husband Greg, Lorie Potts and husband Timmy, Leslie Dyess and husband Travis, two brothers: Doug Walker and wife Carol, Kim Walker and wife Suzie, seven grandchildren and numerous other family members and many friends.

Gathering of friends and family will held on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. in the Akin-Davis Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family of Thomas suggests donations to your favorite charity in memory of him.
Sandra Lidie Howard, 68, of LaBelle passed away in her sleep on Thanksgiving evening. 

Born January 21st, 1945 in Pennsylvania, Sandra was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Sandra graduated from Delhaas High School in June of 1963. After graduating, Sandra took on the responsibility of raising her siblings until they were of age. 

Sandra married Jerry Wendell Howard and moved to Florida, where they proceeded to raise a family. After more than a decade of living in Florida, Sandra was offered a job working for the Bucks County Court system in Pennsylvania. The family relocated to New Jersey and eventually, Bucks County, PA. 

After her retirement from the Court House in 2011, Sandra and Jerry moved back to LaBelle, FL.
Sandra loved reading, shopping and artwork depicting rural scenery from Pennsylvania. She enjoyed site seeing, particularly places of historical and cultural significance. Font Hill, the Mercer Museum and the Tile Works of Doylestown, PA were favorite attractions of hers.
Sandra especially enjoyed spending quality time with her grandchildren. Whenever her children needed help of any kind from her, she was always there to lend a hand. When she was not physically with her daughters, she kept in constant contact with them by phone. She was never unavailable when she was needed.
Sandra was a loyal friend and maintained lifelong friendships. She was a happy, outspoken person who identified strongly with her Irish heritage.
She is survived by her loving husband Jerry, daughters Michelle (Keppel) and Jeriann, son George grandchildren Jason, Maia, Orion and Angelina, and her siblings Helena, Alex, Sue, Evelyn, Debbie, Celeste, and Teresa.
Service will be held Wednesday December 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Caloosa Baptist Church in LaBelle, FL. A life celebration will follow at the Howard home at 12:00 noon.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made in her name to the Caloosa Baptist Church 550 Hickpoochee Ave./Highway 80 Labelle, Florida 33935.

Pastor David Alan McClusky, age 60, of Clewiston, passed away November 29, 2013 in Loxahatchee.

He was born Aug. 20, 1953 in Pontiac, MI, to the late Danny Denzil and the late Donna Lou (Merchant) McClusky and raised by his grandmother. Pastor McClusky married Lydia L. Leidy March 17, 1975 at Pontiac, Michigan; she survives.

Pastor David was an instructor in the 1970s in Michigan with the Emergency Medical Technician Education Program for many years. He and Lydia moved to Florida to make their home, where he worked for Belle Glade Hospital for many years and currently working for Hendry Regional Medical Center. 

David was also a pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Clewiston from 2007 to present. He was a CPR instructor in the Clewiston area for many years.

Survivors include his loving wife: Lydia L. (Leidy) McClusky and one son: Thomas H. McClusky and his wife Chelsea of Wake Forrest, North Carolina and many other family members and close friends. Pastor David was preceded in death by his son: Daniel in 1992.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 11:00 am at Calvary Baptist Church, Clewiston with his son; Mr. Thomas McClusky officiating. Interment will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. Visitation is Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, FL.

In lieu of flowers, family would like donations to be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Arthritis Foundation.

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