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FLORIDA - Okaloosa County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 267

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Date: Monday, 10 March 2008, at 5:17 p.m.

Jackey Edward Bryant
Jackey E. Bryant, age 54, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2001.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Barrancas National Cemetery with the Rev. Bobby J. Turner officiating.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William R. Smith
William R. Smith of Niceville, Fla., entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at North Okaloosa Medical Center in Crestview, Fla. He was 72 years old.
The son of the late William E. and Maryjane "Jennie" Ritchie Smith, he was born on June 30, 1928, in Braintree, Mass. He was a resident of the Emerald Coast for 11 years and a retired supervisor of human resources for General Dynamics in Massachusetts.
William is survived by his wife, Christine at home; daughter, Linda C. Hardy and husband Paul of Niceville; and grandchildren, Paul and Christine Hardy of Niceville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Mr. Smith's name to Hospice of the Emerald Coast, P.O. Box 459, Crestview, FL 32536.
Visitation and funeral services will take place in Quincy, Mass., at a later date. Burial will be in Blue Hills Cemetery in Braintree, Mass.
Local arrangements under the direction of McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home in Niceville.

Estelle Tarver
Estelle Tarver, age 82, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., a native of Union Springs, Ala., passed away March 10, 2001, at Fort Walton Beach Rehabilitation Center.
She is survived by her six children, Mary Louise Tarver, L.C. Tarver, James Arthur Tarver, Robert Tarver, Sammie Tarver and Lonny Tarver; sisters, Maybell and Veola; brother, Clevester; 30 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; one godson, Maruice; and a host of other relatives and friends. She is also survived by special friends, Gussie McClain, Debra Bryant, Betty English, Margaret Dawson, Pat Banks, Ida Will Tarver, and C. Alice Rogers.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Beulah First Baptist Church, 109 McGriff St., Fort Walton Beach, with the Rev. Scottie Thigpen officiating. Burial will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church.
Little Chapel Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

Jeanette Padgett Soderstrom
Jeanette Padgett Soderstrom went to be with our Lord on Thursday, March 1, 2001.
Jeanette, previously of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., worked for Stewart, Fleet and Estergreen.

Michael K. Lauderback
Michael K. Lauderback, age 42, of Mary Esther, Fla., passed away Monday, March 12, 2001.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving in the Panama and Persian Gulf wars. Mike was the owner of The Grille in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
He is survived by his wife of nine years, Nida; his parents, Ed and Edel Lauderback of Vandalia, Ohio; brothers, Eric of Columbus, Ohio, and Dale and wife Janet of Mukilteo, Wash.; stepchildren, Erlinda and husband Martin of New York City, Sherry and husband Jeff of Virginia, and Barbara and husband Jason of St. Petersburg, Fla.; nephew, Nicholas; niece, Katarina; three grandchildren, Lashae, Darius and Savannah; mother-in-law, Betty Manalo of Mary Esther; paternal grandmother, Agnes Lauderback of St. Petersburg; and a special friend, Cora Martinez, also survive him.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 19, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted on Tuesday, March 20, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fort Walton Beach. Burial will follow in Barrancas National Cemetery at 2 p.m., with military honors.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.

Willie H. Junkin
Willie H. Junkin, age 98, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away in a local nursing home on Wednesday, March 14, 2001.
She was born on Nov. 20, 1902, in Autaugaville, Ala., and was a resident of this area for the past 43 years when she moved here from Northport, Ala. She was Baptist by faith and a member of Wright Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Joy Club at Wright Baptist and a member of the Rebekahs.
Mrs. Junkin loved to cook and enjoyed being around people. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry O. Junkin. Survivors include her son, John W. and wife Sarah Fike of Cocoa, Fla.; daughter, Peggy F. Turner of Fort Walton Beach (and husband Thomas, deceased); sisters, Sarah G. Mashburn of East Gadsden, Ala., and Elizabeth Caudle of Sylacauga, Ala.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Little Chapel Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, March 19, at the funeral home with the Rev. Franks of Hospice officiating. Friends may also call one hour prior to the service. Following the service, burial will be in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.

Norbert James Maier
Norbert James Maier of Niceville, Fla., entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 12, 2001, at West Florida Regional Medical Center. He was 64 years old.
Born on Sept. 18, 1936, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Albert A. and Catherine Bechtold Maier. Norbert was a resident of the Emerald Coast since 1991, when he retired from the U.S. Air Force after achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel. He served two tours in Vietnam, where he was shot down, and survived two-and-a-half days before being rescued. He was a member of the Wild Weasles and earned the following medals and decorations: the Purple Heart; Silver Star; Distinguished Flying Cross with five oak leaf clusters; Air Force Commendation Medal; Air Medal with 17 oak leaf clusters; Air Force Presidential Unit Citation; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with BSS; and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
He is survived by his wife, Rose, at their home in Niceville; sons, Christopher D. Maier of Pittsburgh, Andrew A. Maier of Niceville, and Matthew J. Maier of Gainesville, Fla.; daughter, Catherine L. Maier of Orlando, Fla.; sister, Mary and husband Bill Jericho of Pittsburgh; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation.
A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, March 20, at 12:30 p.m. at Barrancas National Cemetery, with full military honors. Interment will immediately follow.
For those who desire, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements under the direction of McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home in Niceville.

Cindy A. Mesiner
Cindy A. Mesiner, age 38, entered into eternal rest on March 12, 2001, in Waterford, Mich., unexpectedly while visiting friends.
Cindy was born in Hamilton, Bermuda, on Jan. 18, 1963, the daughter of William and Betty G. (Thames) Blizzard.
Cindy spent most of her life here in the Emerald Coast. She met and married Timothy Mesiner, and her full-time career was raising four children. She was very close to her family. She loved caring for the elderly, which gave her much satisfaction. She was a member of Rosemont Baptist Church in Niceville, Fla.
Cindy is survived by her parents, Bill and Betty Blizzard of Fort Walton Beach; husband, Timothy at home in Niceville; three sons and one daughter, Chris, Jacob, Phillip and Rebecca Mesiner, all at home; brother, David Blizzard of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; sisters, Carol Braden of Palmetto, Fla., Debbie Hohenstein and Cathy Rodgers, both of Fort Walton Beach; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 19, at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Rosemont Baptist Church of Niceville with Dr. Sharber Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Valparaiso, Fla.
Arrangements under the direction of McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home in Niceville.

Donald J. Schile Sr.
Donald J. Schile Sr., age 85, of Destin, Fla., died March 15, 2001, in a local hospital.
He was born in New Haven, Conn., on Oct. 7, 1915. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army, and was a member of Faith Assembly Christian Church in Miramar Beach, Fla., and was a board member. He was also past president of Sandestin Lions Club; member of American Legion; and a Master Mason.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen Schile of Destin; son, Donald Schile Jr. and wife Sharon of Pace, Fla.; daughter, Cheryl Pence and husband Clyde of Pensacola, Fla.; sister, Jayne Perez of Columbia, South America; grandchildren, Rebecca Rose, Nicole Rose, Victoria Schile, Ashley Hendrickson, Trey Hendrickson and Sarah Pence.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, March 19, in Gulf Cemetery in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., with the Rev. Toy Arnette officiating. Burial will follow.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is entrusted with arrangements.

Eva Mable Weisburg
Eva Mable Weisburg, age 94, of Crestview, passed away Saturday, March 17. Mrs. Weisburg was born on April 25, 1906, in Laurel Hill to Frances Oliver and Cynthia Jane Bowers. She was a retired garment manufacturing manager. Mrs. Weisburg was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron Lewis Weisburg.
Survivors include her son William Edward Adkinson of Florence, Ariz.; daughter Memory Louise Stargell of Crestview; eleven grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 19, from the Wing Cemetery with Elroy Stapleton and Robert Hill officiating.
The family wil receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is in charge of the arrangements.

Debra Margo Withers
Debra Margo Withers, age 60, peacefully passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at her home in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Debbie was born on Feb. 23, 1941, in Minneapolis to the late Oliver and Myrtle Jarl. At an early age her family moved to Lyford, Texas, where she graduated from Lyford High School. She earned a bachelor of science degree in biology and English from Texas A&I University. After marrying James Withers in 1961, they lived in Nebraska, Illinois, Texas, California, England and Germany, and finally settled in Fort Walton Beach when Jim retired from the U.S. Air Force.
Debbie volunteered at many local organizations, including the United Way (Loaned Executive Program, fundraising), Playground Area YMCA, and Girl Scouts. She was employed by the Northwest Florida Council of Girl Scouts as a field director in 1981. Debbie received the highest award in Girl Scouting, the Thanks Badge. In 1990, she began working for the Okaloosa-Walton Child Care Services. She worked there until her retirement in January 1999.
Debbie loved cooking and entertaining family and friends, painting, crafts, walking on the beach, listening to music, and playing with her grandchildren. Her passion was helping people, and throughout her life she pursued that passion.
Debbie will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 39 years, James Withers; son, Michael and wife Joyce, and grandchildren Renee, Barrett and James of Pensacola, Fla.; daughter, Lisa Acker and husband Bob of Niceville, Fla.; sisters, Donna Petty of Park Rapids, Minn., and Carol Ernst of Cincinnati, Ohio; brother, Jim of Wimberley, Texas; five nieces and nephews; and countless friends.
For those who desire, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society; the United Way; Northwest Florida Council of Girl Scouts; and Hospice of Northwest Florida.

Goodman G. Griffin
Col. Goodman G. Griffin, U.S. Air Force retired, died March 15, 2001, at his residence.
Col. Griffin was born in Demopolis, Ala., on May 4, 1911. He graduated from high school in 1930 and entered Massey Business College in Birmingham, Ala. Upon completion, he became law clerk and secretary for his father, an attorney, and studied law with LaSalle Extension University in Chicago. From 1933 to 1935 he was employed by CCC in south Alabama. After attending CMTC he completed military academic courses required for a commission.
On Aug. 19, 1935, he joined the Enlisted Reserve Corps, U.S. Army, and was commissioned a second lieutenant, Infantry Reserves, U.S. Army, on Nov. 12, 1935. He was on active duty with the CCC in North Carolina and Louisiana from early 1936 until the fall of 1937 when he accepted a position as claims examiner with the Louisiana Bureau of Employment Security. He was recalled to active duty with the Army Air Corps at MacDill Field, Fla., on Sept. 12, 1940, and assigned to the office of the base inspector as courts and boards officer.
From June 1941 to August 1945 he was assigned to the 44th Bomb Group (H), a B-24 unit, as intelligence officer and later as group adjutant. During the 34 months this unit was in the European Theater as part of the 8th Air Force, he served as group and base executive officer. Upon his return to the United States he was assigned to the Air Materiel Command from September 1945 to May 1948, serving as assistant adjutant general, AMC Headquarters; claims judge advocate, staff judge advocate, adjutant general and deputy for administration Mobile Air Materiel area; and adjutant general, San Antonio Air Materiel area.
In June 1948 he was assigned to Headquarters U.S. Air Force for two years as an executive in Directorate of Intelligence and two years as assistant executive, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. He was promoted to colonel in June 1952 and assigned to Allied Air Force Central Europe, Fontainebleau, France, as executive, special air staff. In July 1953 he was transferred to SHAPE, Paris, France, for duty as executive to the Director of Operations, Air Deputy. Returning to the United States in the summer of 1955 he assumed command of the 1st District OSI (IG) at Westover Air Force Base in Massachusetts on Aug. 8, 1955. On July 1, 1959, he took over as chief, management division, Office of Special Investigations (IG) U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. Col. Griffin attended Command and General Staff School in Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; Adjutant Generals School in Fort Washington, Md.; Air Intelligence Staff School at Craig Air Force Base in Alabama; U.S. Air Force Special Investigations School (OSI) in Washington, D.C.; Advanced Special Investigations Officer Course (OSI) in Washington, D.C.; and Air Warfare Systems orientation courses at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
His decorations include the Bronze Star Medal; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award; Presidential Unit Citation with one oak leaf cluster; American Campaign Medal with one battle star; the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with nine battle stars; National Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; Air Force Longevity Service Award with four bronze oak leaf clusters; and the French Croix de Cuerre with bronze star.
Col. Griffin retired on July 31, 1961.
Survivors include his sons, Goodman G. Griffin of Asheboro, N.C., and Stephen A. Griffin of Pensacola, Fla.; stepson, John W. Brislin of Selma, Ala.; and daughter, Mary G. Krasemann of Apoka, Fla.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at St. Simon's-on-the-Sound Episcopal Church.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Northwest Florida Inc., 2001 North Palafox St., Pensacola, FL 32501.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is entrusted with arrangements.

Karen Ann Chalfant
Karen Ann Chalfant, age 59, of Mary Esther, Fla., passed away Thursday, March 22, 2001, at her home after a lengthy illness.
She was the beloved wife of John W. Chalfant; mother of Jeffrey A. Weston, Jonathon L. Chalfant, Jerry A. Chalfant and Sheri A. Ross, and the late James F. Weston; stepmother of Simon Chalfant, Clinton Chalfant and Angela Chalfant; grandmother of James A. Weston, Joseph A. Weston, Jessica M. Chalfant, Brandon D. Chalfant and Chance Jacob Ross; sister of Jonathon W. Beidler, Lisa L. Gathman, Arthur A. Beidler and the late Richard A. Beidler.
She was born in Plainfield, N.J., and had resided in Mary Esther for the past 34 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at St. Simon's-on-the-Sound, 28 Miracle Strip Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Monday, March 26, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. James Spencer as celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, Karen has requested donations to Hospice of Northwest Florida Inc., 1005 W. College Blvd., Suite B, Niceville, FL 32578; or to St. Judes Hospital in Memphis.

Robert Van McNeil
Robert Van McNeil, lovingly known to our family and friends as Robbie, died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, March 11, 2001. Robbie was born on June 19, 1959, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and lived most of his life in Phoenix, Ariz.
Robbie was predeceased by his father, Robert J. McNeil. He is survived by his mother, Rebecca Dale David; two sisters, Cynthia McNeil and Carrie Winters, both of Phoenix; his loving grandparents, Marvin and Mable Harrelson of Shalimar; and special friend, Michael Redman of Fort Walton Beach. We will all miss his sweet smile and pleasant disposition.
A memorial service will be held at Emerald Coast Funeral Home in the chapel on Sunday, April 1, 2001, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the P.A.W.S. animal shelter. To all that knew Robbie, he will be deeply missed.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Rd. NE, Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of the arrangements.

Frieda K. Hardesty Hussey
Mrs. Frieda K. Hussey, age 75, of Ponce de Leon passed away Friday, March 23, 2001, in a Fort Walton Beach hospital. She was born September 25, 1925, in East Prussia, Germany. She immigrated to the United States from war-devastated Europe in 1955. Mrs. Hussey moved to DeFuniak Springs in 1960 and then to Ponce de Leon in 1970 where she lived until the time of her passing. Her love of the outdoors gave her the opportunity to enjoy nature and many of her hours were spent feeding and caring for the birds and squirrels that had made her yard their home. She was Protestant by faith. She is predeceased by her parents and a sister, Marguarita Krause.
Survivors include her husband, James A. Hussey of Ponce de Leon, and a brother, Gerdhart Krause of Wuppertal, Germany.
Flowers are being accepted. A time of visitation will be held Monday, March 26, 2001, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the chapel of Jerry Evans Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2001, in the chapel of Jerry Evans Funeral Home with Rev. Velma Ward officiating. Burial will follow in New Ponce de Leon Cemetery with Jerry Evans Funeral Home of DeFuniak Springs in charge of arrangements for Frieda K. Hardesty Hussey, age 75, of Ponce de Leon.

Lucille Allen
Lucille Allen, age 88, of Crestview, Fla., passed away on Friday, March 23, 2001, in a Pensacola, Fla. hospital. She was a member of the Milligan Baptist Church in Milligan, Fla.
Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Allen, and is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Jessie Mae Allen of Milligan, Fla. and Sam and Lynn Allen of Crestview Fla.; four daughters and sons-in-law, Vennia and Louis Delpozo of Crestview, Fla., Nellie Burlison of Crestview Fla., Charlotte and Ed Griffith of Crestview, Fla. and Addice and Henry Anglin of Crestview Fla.; sister, Lizzie Brooks of Crestview, Fla.; 23 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A time of visitation will be held at Whitehurst Funeral Home on Sunday, March 25, 2001, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 26, 2001, from Whitehurst Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery with Whitehurst Funeral Home in charge of the services and arrangements.

Grace R. Barnett
Grace R. Barnett, age 69, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away in a local hospital on Friday March 23, 2001. She was born on September 14, 1931, in Rutherfordton, N.C. She had been a resident of the local area since 1964 when she moved here from Texas. She was Baptist by faith and a member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach. During her working years, she was a registered nurse with civil service. She loved her grandchildren and loved serving in her church and Sunday school. She will be greatly missed by her family and her many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Lowell Barnett. Survivors include her son, Ernie Barnett Jr. and wife Nancy of Tallahassee, Fla.; daughter Sally Kriech and husband Steve of Destin, Fla.; brothers Welford Rogers and Ernest Rogers, both of Rutherfordton, N.C.; sister Dorothy Crawford, also of Rutherfordton, N.C.; six grandchildren, Kaley Barnett, Eric Barnett, Jeremy Kriech, Kyle Kriech, Joby Kriech and Kerri Kriech.
The family will receive friends at a visitation on Sunday evening, March 25, 2001, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Little Chapel Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 26, 2001, at 2 p.m., also at the funeral home. Friends may also call one hour prior to the service. Officiating at the service will be Dr. Howard Gates. Following service, burial will be in Beal Memorial Cemetery. Floral tributes are acceptable or for those who would like may make a memorial contribution to the American Cancer Society, 4 Jackson St. NE, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., 32548, in memory of Grace R. Barnett.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is entrusted with the arrangements.

Lilly Corene Kennedy
Lilly Corene Kennedy, age 88, of Holt, passed away Saturday morning, March 24, 2001, in a local hospital. She was born on September 7, 1912, in Covington County, Ala., and had lived in Okaloosa County for the past 40 years. Mrs. Kennedy was a homemaker and attended the Holt Assembly of God.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hanford M. Green, one son, John H. Green, and one daughter, Lillian Worrells.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Mildred and Leon Johns of Holt; one sister, Lora Palmer of Spartanburg, N.C.; nine grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 26, from the chapel of Brackney Funeral Service with Revs. Jeff Scurlock and Larry Batson officiating. Burial will follow in the Almarante Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is in charge of the arrangements.

Wetzel Rand (Randy) Fisher
Wetzel Rand (Randy) Fisher of Crestview, Fla., passed away peacefully Saturday, March 24, 2001, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He was 72.
Randy was the beloved husband of the late Martha A. Fisher. A beloved father, grandfather and brother-in-law, he is survived by his daughter, Nikki F. Willingham, and her husband, Ralph Willingham; daughter Karen M. Fisher and her son, Jonathan K. Laurich, all of Fort Walton Beach; and sister-in-law Sister Rose Annette Ahuna of Honolulu Hawaii.
A resident of Crestview, he was born October 13, 1928, in Charleston, W.Va. Randy served his country faithfully and honorably in the Air Force for 20 years and then worked at Centel Telephone Company in Fort Walton Beach until his retirement.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the American Cancer Society or to Hospice of Northwest Florida, Inc., 1005 W. College Blvd., Niceville, Fla., 32578.
Viewing will be Monday, March 26, 2001, from 1 until 2 p.m. at Whitehurst Funeral Home, followed by prayer service, and the burial at Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery.

Franklin E. Bouch
Frank E. Bouch, age 87, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away in a local hospital on Friday, March 23, 2001. He was born on May 28, 1913, in Johnstown, Pa. He had been a resident of the local area for the past fifteen years when he moved here from Fort Myers, Fla. He was Baptist by faith and a member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach. In his early years, he enjoyed fishing and was a craftsman who enjoyed woodworking and making furniture.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Miriam Bouch, in 1991 who, at the time of her death, had been married for 55 years, and a daughter, Eleanor Stamper.
Survivors include his sons, Robert F. Bouch of Fort Walton Beach and James D. Bouch and wife Viola of Louisville, Tenn.; sisters Rebecca Swick of Johnstown, Pa. and Marion Hale of Colorado Springs, Co.; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27 at the First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach on First Street in the chapel.

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