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James Ankney


1933 - 2013 | Notice Condolences
James Ankney Notice
Ankney, James (Jim) passed peacefully into the Presence of His Savior on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. He was the son of Mae and Milton Ankney. He was born in Sycamore, Ohio on November 1, 1933 but came to Florida when he was three years old. . Jim was in the last graduating class of Orlando High School. He attended the University of Florida but returned home before graduation to join his father and brother, Bill Ankney, in the management of Ankney Mobile Homes, Inc. and Ankney Properites, Inc He enjoyed the fellowship and goodwill of community organizations: Kiwansis, Elks No. 1079, and Touchdown. He was a faithful member of Downtown Baptist Church, and greatly enjoyed chauffeuring the senior adults to all their outings in the Central Florida area on the church bus. Jim had a host of friends, and they enriched each other's lives daily with breakfast at Shannon's Restaurant and mid-morning coffee and lunch at Panera's. Jim was blessed with 58 years of marriage to his beloved wife, Elizabeth (Beth) Bryant Ankney who tenderly cared for him in the last months of his life. He was also blessed with a caring family: daughters Cynthia Wojciak (Donnie), St. Augustine; Catherine Newberg (Rick), Winter Springs; Rebecca Yockey (Steve), Orlando, and son James (Jimbo) Ankney, Orlando; and four grandsons, one granddaughter, one great granddaughter and one great grandson. A private family burial will be on Sunday, December 1, at Greenwood Cemetery handled by (A Community Funeral Home), followed by a memorial service at the Downtown Baptist Church at 3 PM. Family and friends are invited to a reception following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to the Downtown Baptist Church or the .


Published in the Orlando Sentinel from Nov. 23 to Nov. 24, 2013
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