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LAKELAND - Roland William Sweeney, 70, died July 18, 2013 at his home due to heart failure.
Born March 5, 1943 in Laurel, Maryland, he was the son of the late Roland and Margaret Fowler Sweeney. He was the husband of Betty Morgan Sweeney, she survives.
Roland was predeceased by sisters Jane Harris and Mary Ellen Kelly. Also surviving are sons; Robert Starkey, John and Jared Boyer-Sweeney, Charles Boyer III, Brandon and Chad Boyer; daughters, Dena Craig, Gay Deitch, Kelly Dunlap, Michelle Williams, and Tracy Boyer; brother, Rudy Draper; sisters, Judith Sinclair, Patricia Denham, Susan Ramsey; and 12 grandchildren.
Roland was a veteran of the US Navy and retired from the Prince George's County, Maryland Fire Department.
A Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, July 25, 2013, Haught Funeral Home Chapel, 708 W. Dr. M.L.K. Jr. Blvd. Plant City, Florida 33563. Interment will follow in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at 2:00 PM.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Haught Funeral Home Chapel.
Online condolences may be made to the family at


Funeral Home

Haught Funeral Home
708 Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard Plant City, FL 33566
(813) 717-9300

Published in Ledger from July 21 to July 22, 2013