2013-10-10 / Obituaries

Joseph F. Franco Lake Wales, Fla., 69

Joseph Frederick Franco, 69, Lake Wales, Fla., died Friday, October 4, 2013, at his home. He was a resident of Lake Wales, for 16 years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary Ann Franco, Lake Wales, Fla.; a daughter, Michelle Cleghorn of Afghanistan; grandsons: Zackary Johnson, Lake Wales, Fla., and Anthony Franco of Medina, Ohio; granddaughters: Jessica Franco of Medina, Ohio; Megan Skiles of York; Mellissa Seiders of Mc- Connellsburg; a daughter-inlaw, Tina Franco of Mc- Connellsburg; a great-grandson, Ryder Seiders of Mc- Connellsburg; brothers: James and Johnny Franco of Gulf Port, Fla.; and a sister, Susie Franco of Gulf Port, Fla.

A visitation will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013, from 11 a.m. to noon. Funeral services will follow at noon at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, Okeechobee, Fla. Pastor Horace Howell will officiate. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to: Mary Ann Franco; 14102 Quail Circle, Lake Wales, FL 33859.

Arrangements are by Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory.

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