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.