Obituaries for the week of July 21 – July 27, 2015
BOLDON – John LeRoy Boldon, went to be with his Savior on July 8, 2015 after a long life in the Christian ministry. He was born to John L. Boldon and Lydia O. Holle Boldon on December 21, 1925 in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. He married Claudia Charlesworth in 1946 and was father to three sons, Paul (Joan) Boldon (deceased), John (Alyson) Boldon, Bruce (Dawn) Boldon and a daughter Ruth (Tom) Kneer. He is survived by two sisters, Thelma Bryan and Lois Fissel and nine grandchildren; Dawn and Justin Kneer, Wesley Hertz, Lauren Boldon, Jessica Martin, Zoe Boldon, Luke Boldon, Matthew and Jeremy Boldon. There are nine great-grandchildren and three “foster” daughters, Marge Iden, Diane Barret and Cynthia Mayer.
 LeRoy had preaching ministries that spanned over 45 years in Illinois, California, Georgia and St. Cloud, Florida. He also taught music at four Bible colleges early in his career. Besides being an accomplished musician he was an avid fisherman and loving husband and father. His ministries touched hundreds and maybe thousands of lives. He will be sorely missed by all. Visitation and services were held on July 12th and July 13th  in the Chapel of the Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 2000 13th Street St. Cloud, FL. He was laid to rest in The Osceola Memory Gardens Chapel of Light Mausoleum 1690 Boggy Creek Rd., Kissimmee, FL 34744 online condolences can be given at :


BRANNAMAN – Phyllis E. Brannaman, 82, of Kissimmee, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones, Thursday, July 16, 2015. She was born on January 8, 1933 in Veedersburg, IN, daughter of David and Ruby (Hite) Clark. 
 She survived by her sister Jean Dillon as well as her son John (Joyce) Brannaman and daughter Gloria Davis Linker. Phyllis is preceded in death by her husband John and two sons David Brannaman and Steve Davis. She also has 19 grandchildren.
 She was loved by all who knew her and will always carry her memory in our hearts.
 She was Past President of the Lioness Club and Historian of the Kissimmee Lions Club International.
 Memorial services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 27 at the Lions Club, 3050 Lions Ct., Kissimmee, FL.


HIGHFIELD – William Thomas, 75, of Saint Cloud, FL passed away on July 15, 2015 in Covington, TN. He was born on November 19, 1939 to Stanley and Dorothy Highfield in Rochester, NY. A veteran of the United States Coast Guard, and former store owner at the Osceola Flea and Farmer’s Market for twenty years. William is survived by his four children; William S. Highfield of St. Cloud, FL, Deborah Testa of Covington, TN, Geoffrey Highfield of St. Cloud, FL, and Douglas Highfield of Orlando, FL; four grandchildren, Kellyn Highfield, Liam Highfield, Reagan Highfield and Sidney Highfield; and his sister Anne Bonsignore of Rochester, NY.
 He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by those who called him “father” and “friend.”


PERKINS – Neal L. Perkins, 88, of Kissimmee, died Sunday, July 19, 2015 with his family by his side.
 He was born to the late Elmer & Ethel Perkins on March 19, 1927 in Parsons, Kansas.
 Neal was a Veteran of both WWII and Korean Wars.
 Neal was a Production Engineer before moving his family to Kissimmee, FL in 1971. He opened Moonlight Starter & Generator which is still in operation in downtown Kissimmee.
 Neal is survived by his wife of 64 years, Alene  Perkins and his children: Dwain Perkins, Owen Perkins, Wanda Olinger, Deborah Rymer, Catherine Yates, Floyd Perkins. He also is survived by 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren.
 He was a Father Figure to countless others that he loved dearly; also he was an avid animal lover.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE to be held at:
921 Penfield Street,  Kissimmee
Sunday, August 2nd, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Everyone is welcome!


Florence Marion Peters
January 3, 1938 –
July 19, 2015
Florence, 77, was born in Kissimmee and raised in Holopaw, the daughter of Noah Clayton and Nancy Mary Bell Raulerson. She is survived by her two sisters (Patsy & Joyce) as well has her three daughters (Vickie, Debbie and Kelly) and two sons (Ernest and Alex).  She also has eight grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.  Everyone that knew her; knew her as a tough raucous woman that most of her friends also called “Mom”.  She fought until the end and never felt sorry for herself.  She is now in peace with loved ones who’ve gone before her.  We will always carry her memory in our hearts. 
  Services will be held at the Kenansville Cemetary at 100 Lake Marion Road in Kenansville Florida at 11 am on Saturday, July 25.  After the service, a reception will be held at the home of her son, Ernest Peters.


ROARK – James “Boe” Roark, of St. Cloud, FL, 68, passed away the morning of Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at St. Cloud Hospital. 
 He is survived by his loving wife, his two sons, his three step children, his five grandchildren, and three sisters.
 Born in Knoxville, TN, November 21, 1946, he lived in Florida most of his life, joined the marines at a young age, and served in Vietnam. He retired from JBT (formerly FMC corporation) after 27 years of service. 
 He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and family man, a hard worker, always greeted life with a keen sense of humor, and will be sincerely missed.


VANDENBERG – Neil Lawrence, of Saint Cloud, FL, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones, Monday, July 20, 2015 at his residence. He was born on February 19, 1927 to Jay and Stella (Hubbell) Vandenberg in Duluth, MN.
 Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services for Neil held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the Fisk Funeral Home: Visitation from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a Memorial Tribute Service at 1:00 p.m. Honor Guard Services and Interment to follow at Mt. Peace Cemetery. Reception and brunch will follow at the clubhouse of Shelter Cove.
 Arrangements under the care of Fisk Funeral Home, 1107 Massachusetts Avenue, St. Cloud, FL 34769. (407) 892-2155
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