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Dr. W. Joe Horrom, 76, of Lehigh Acres, Florida passed away on Monday, July 6, 2015. After a long battle with Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia, he was diagnosed with a glioblastoma brain tumor in the final weeks of his life.
Joe is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carol Ann (Cowart) Horrom, son and daughter-in-law Neal and Melissa Horrom, daughters Jill Horrom and Amy Horrom, grandchildren Joshua, Matthew and Joy Horrom.
Joe was born in Evansville, Indiana on June 11, 1939 to Robert and Wilma (Winchell) Horrom. He was preceded in death by his brother, Stephen Earl Horrom.
His family moved to Miami, Florida in 1950. A graduate of Miami Jackson High School, Joe went on Florida State University where he was a member of the Marching Chiefs. He attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, graduating first in his class. He met his wife, Carol, at Allapatah Methodist Church while in high school and the two were married there in 1962. Joe served in the United States Air Force and after his service in 1967 moved to Lehigh Acres where he practiced optometry until 2009. He was an active member of the Lehigh community and a member of the Southwest Florida Optometric Association. He enjoyed music and was a member of New Life Assembly of God church where he sang in the choir.
Joe served his heavenly Father on earth and is now celebrating with his Father in heaven.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 11 at 1:00 pm at New Life Assembly of God, 5146 Leonard Blvd., Lehigh Acres, FL 33973. For information call Hodges Funeral Home at 239-334-4880.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in his honor be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or Hope Hospice(https://donate.hopehcs.org/)
Amanda Gail Flint was born in Ft. Myers, FL on August 19, 1966, she passed away June 25, 2015. Amanda was the daughter of Roger and Gem Flint and the granddaughter of Harry and Bea Flint
She leaves behind her children, J.D. Geisler (Jinger), Garth Geisler, and Joanna Sanders and two grandsons, also her brothers Matt Flint, Jimmy Flint and Jeff Flint. She also leaves behind many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 560 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL. Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home – LaBelle.
Winifred Hourigan Heath, 87, of Lehigh Acres, FL passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015. She was born in Northfield, New Jersey the daugther of Thomas and Ruth (Bauschpies) Hourigan. She was previously from Zephyrhills, FL; was employed as a legal secretary; loved writing fictional stories; arts, crafts & knitting; adored cats, and her faith community at Heron Pond Apts. She will be truly missed!
She leaves behind to celebrate her memory: one daughter, Holly and her husband Anthony Buonpastore; grandchildren: David, Emily, Sarah and James.
Memorial and life celebration services will be held at 6pm on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services chapel, 2701 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres, FL 33971 with Pastor Arthur Mott officiating.
Rev. Richard Ronald Heineman, Sr. of Lehigh Acres, FL died unexpectedly on March 9, 2015 at the age of 74. Richard is survived by his wife, Carol Heineman; his brothers, Ed and Bill; his sister, Nancy; his sons, Rick and Phil; his daughter, Amy; his step children, Alec and Becky; and his 9 grandchildren.
Richard was born on February 8, 1941 in New York to George and Bertha Heineman. He graduated from Capital University in1966 and graduating from Evangelical Lutheran Seminary in 1971 in Ohio. For 25 years, He served as a pastor in Lutheran Churches in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and here in Florida where he retired. He always enjoyed fishing and playing golf and loved to read. He had a great sense of humor, always making people around him laugh and smile.
A memorial service is scheduled for March 21, 2015 at 1pm at St. Nathaniel’s Episcopal Church, 4200 S. Biscayne Drive, North Port, FL 34287, with a reception to follow
Bernie G. Rinehart, 86, of Lehigh Acres, FL and formerly of Paris, IL passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015. He retired from the Illinois Department of Transportation District #5 in 1990 and was a life member of the Paris Elks Lodge #812. Bernie moved to Lehigh Acres in 1990. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalie on February 24, 2011. He is survived by his sons: James (Rhonda) Rinehart of Fort Myers, FL and Jay (Kathy) Rinehart of Lafayette, TN; his foster son, Jeff (Tammy) Taylor of Paris, IL; his grandsons: Eric Rinehart of Fort Myers, FL and USAF Captain Michael (Tiffani) Keys of Ramstein, Germany. Services will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park
Rex Douglas Duley, 55, a resident of Lehigh Acres, FL for the past 22 years passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 23, 2015. He was born November 10, 1959 in Rensselaer, Indiana the son of David and Shirleyann (Scholz) Duley. He was employed with the State of Florida for over 26 years and enjoyed muscle cars, motorcycles, Celtics basketball and especially his children. He will be truly missed.
Keith Oswald (Jimmy) Bullock, 78, of Lehigh Acres, Florida, passed away on Saturday Feb 21, 2015, at Signature HealthCare in Fort Myers, FL.
Funeral Service at Caballero Rivero Woodlawn Chapel, 11655 SW 117th Ave., Miami, FL. on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 9am. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Karen Sue Hoppe, 52, earned her angel wings in Feb 21, 2015. Memorial Service March 1, 2015 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park 12777 State Road 82 Fort Myers Fl 33913
Joan Alice Brittain, 82, of Lehigh Acres, FL passed away on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. She was born in 1933 to Muriel (Peplow) and George Bull and grew up in Kearny, NJ. Joan moved to Lehigh Acres in January of 1962 from Irvington, NJ, and it was here she met and married the love of her life, Paul R. Brittain. Together they owned and operated Paul Brittain Builders, Inc., and later Brittain’s Kitchen café. Joan was a member of St. Anselm’s Episcopal Church in Lehigh Acres and rarely missed an opportunity to cheer for her favorite hockey team, the Florida Everblades!
Joan is survived by her husband of 51 years, Paul Brittain; children Stephen (Dale) Brittain of Fort Myers; Joani (Norm) Albert of Chantilly, Virginia; Gary (Patricia) Brittain and Susan Brittain Amari of North Fort Myers. She was the proud grandmother of Adam, Amanda, Joshua, Chase, Taylor, and Sarah, and great grandmother to Layla.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Fri., Feb. 20, 2014 from 3-7pm at Anderson-Patterson, 2701 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres. Burial will be held privately at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Please visit www.andersonpatterson.com to express condolences and sign Joan’s guest book. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hope HealthCare Services, 1201 Wings Way, Lehigh Acres, FL, 33936.
Robin Lee Legere Dunton “The Original”, 39, a resident of Lehigh Acres, FL for the past 7 years passed away on Mon., Jan. 19, 2015. She was born on Aug. 17, 1975 in Boston, Mass; previously resided in Marshfield, Mass; worked as a certified nurse assistant in many healthcare settings; had acquired many college credits; and truly loved her family. She will be truly missed.