John M. Starkey

Starkey, John M.
Dec. 6, 1943 - Jan. 19, 2013
John M. Starkey, 69, of Sarasota, FL, died on Jan. 19, 2013. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Fri., Jan. 25, 2013 at Jennings Funeral Home & Crematory in Sarasota, FL. Services will be held at 6:00 pm on Fri., at Jennings Funeral Home & Crematory in Sarasota, FL. Funeral arrangements by: Jennings Funeral Home & Crematory.
John M. Starkey was born in Indiana December 6, 1943 to Margie and Elwood Starkey. He passed peacefully on Saturday, January 19, 2013. John leaves behind his wife of 42 years Dorene Hamilton Starkey, his beloved daughter Jennifer Lay, son-in-law John Lay, two amazing grandchildren Madilyn and Jack Lay, brother and sister-in-law Richard and Sharon Starkey of Indiana, and brother Michael Starkey of Sarasota. John served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1966 aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Ranger. John was a funny guy. He was a lifetime member of the He-Man Women Hater's Club, he enjoyed crossword puzzles, dancing, fishing and most importantly a cold beer with friends. Thank you to all the doctors and nurses at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Orlando, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Bay Care Nursing and especially Tidewell Hospice for their tender loving care. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

Published in Herald Tribune from Jan. 23 to Jan. 25, 2013