Alan Barco(1941-2013)

Alan Keith Barco, 71, Floral City, died at home March 15, 2013. A native of Brooksville, Fla., he spent most of his life in Citrus County as a rancher. He was born Nov. 13, 1941, to the late Joe N. and Catherine Landrum Barco. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Floral City, president of the Citrus Co. Cattlemen's Association, and was a longtime supporter of local 4-H and FFA youth programs.
Keith is survived by two children, Brenda Barco, Floral City, and Leanne (Scott) Halstead, Lecanto; his brother, Gary Barco of Tallahassee, Fla.; two sisters, Joanne Mishou, Floral City, and Jane Gibson, Tampa; brother-in-law Eddie Beville, Hiawassee, Ga.; sister-in-law Lily Davis, Inverness; three grandchildren, Morgan Cook and fiancé Kason Sundberg, Jennifer and Caitlyn Smolensky. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sybil Barco, on Oct. 10, 2004; and their son, Jeff Barco, on April 25, 1979.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013, from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Eddie Quates officiating. Burial will follow in Lake Lindsey Cemetery. Viewing hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Following the burial, family and friends are invited to the Cattlemen's Association Building for a time of fellowship. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus County in memory of his beloved wife, Sybil Barco.

Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Mar. 17, 2013