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John W. Pelham, 76 of Crystal River died Monday December 26, 2016. He was born November 27, 1940 to Otto and Phyllis (Webb) Pelham in Tampa, FL and has resided in Citrus County since 1973.
John was a US Navy Veteran and served the community in a number of capacities; he was a former Wildlife Officer, the former Chief of Police for Crystal River, a Corporate Security specialist for Florida Power and a Boy Scout Leader. He was a charter member of the Kiwanis Club, a member of the Springs Masonic Lodge, a member of St. Anne's Episcopal Church, former member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church of Tampa where he served as an Acolyte and belonged to the American Society for Industrial Security.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years Jimmie, a daughter Candace Pelham Starkey (Todd) of Melbourne, FL, a son John Pelham of Houston, TX, grandchildren Kaitlyn Head of Tampa, FL, Andrew Head of Melbourne, FL a great grandson Ashton Head and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Monday January 2, 2017 at the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Crystal River. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial to the , 2900 N. Rocky Point, Tampa, FL 33607 or ShrinersHospitalsForChildren.org.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Dec. 29, 2016
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