Altman, Mr. C.W. "Cader" Altman, 87, passed away Monday, August 18, 2014 in Sebring, FL. Mr. Altman was born October 13, 1926 in Bowling Green, FL where he lived for many years. He was seven-teen years of age when he volunteered to serve in the U.S. Navy during WW II. Mr. Altman received train-ing to qualify as a United States Navy Air Crewman, skilled in air to air gunnery and long distance radio comm-unication. The atom bomb brought the war to an end, and his honorable dis- charge from the U.S. Navy soon followed. After his military service, Mr. Altman enrolled at the University of Florida and earned an A.A. degree for his work in the general college courses and he finished college by en-rolling in the college of agriculture at U.F. Mr. Altman applied for, and was hired, as a rural mail carrier with the United States Postal Service. He spent 32 years as a rural mail carrier, serving a rural mail route that originated in Bowling Green, FL and served rural residents in Polk, Hills-borough, Manatee and Hardee Counties. After retiring from the USPS, he made his residence in the Charlotte County comm-unity of Cape Haze, FL for several years. Mr. Altman returned to his home in the College Hill area of Hardee County and lived out his life as a Florida Ctirus Grower. Being of the Baptist faith, the Holy Bible was a guide and an inspiration in his life on earth. In passing, he would say, "May the good Lord bless and keep you." Farewell until we meet again. Mr. Altman was preceded in death by his parents, Jewell Milton and Annie Laura Altman and son, Richard M. Altman. He is survived by his sons, Vince Altman, Wauchula, FL, Mark Altman and his fiance, Megan McKibben; grandchildren, Brett Altman and wife Genise, Hunter Altman and Hollie Altman; great-grandchildren, Lucas Altman and Jasper Altman. Visitation will be held 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 22, 2014 at Hancock Funeral Home, 945 E. Broadway, Fort Meade. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Willie Gilliard officiating. Interment will be in Bowling Green Cem-etery, Bowling Green, FL. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hancockfh.com. Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, FL 863-285-8171
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Published in TBO.com on Aug. 20, 2014