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Burch, Selby SELBY RHODES BURCH, age 85 of Windermere and a lifelong resident of Winter Garden, FL., passed away at the Mike Conley Hospice House, Clermont, FL on April 17, 2014. Selby, a fourth generation Floridian was the son of the late William Burnett and Kate Story Burch. He was the youngest of three children. Selby and his family were pioneers in the citrus industry in West Orange County and his forefathers were early settlers in Winter Garden. He was a graduate of Lakeview High School and Florida Southern College, Lakeland FL where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He was a decorated Korean Veteran. Selby was a director of the First State Bank in Winter Garden and a member of the local VFW. She married Bradylee Blackwell of Mulberry, FL and had three children. He was a longtime member of the West Orange Country Club and Arnold Palmer Bay Hill Club. Selby was an avid pilot. He owned four P-51 Mustangs in his lifetime and recently completed rebuilding a P-51, Dixie Boy for which he won several awards. He had a love for the old west and was the proud owner of ranchland in Alpine, TX where he hunted with his two sons along with other family and friends. He owned several Harley Davidson Motorcycles and enjoyed riding with his daughter. He and his wife enjoyed traveling locally and abroad with family and friends. Selby will be remembered for among other things his quick wit and his sense of humor. He is survived by his wife, Dana M. Burch, three children, William Brady Burch (wife Kathleen), Winter Garden, FL Alyson Denise Burch, Minneola, FL, and Scott Story Burch, Alpine, TX, Lou Ellen Martin, lifelong friend and secretary, four grandchildren, two step-children one niece and three nephews. Visitation will be held at Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home 428 E . Plant St., Winter Garden, FL on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 6 to 8pm and a memorial service will be at the First Baptist Church of Winter Garden, FL 125 E. Plant St., Winter Garden, FL on Saturday April 26, 2014 at 12 noon. He will be laid to rest at the Winter Garden Cemetery. In lieu of Flowers, please make donations to the Edgewood Children's Ranch, Orlando. Please sign and view the family guest book at www.baldwinfairchild.com
Published in the Orlando Sentinel on Apr. 20, 2014
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