LAKE WALES - James W. Cone of Lake Wales passed away Friday, July 20, 2012 at the Somer's Hospice House in Sebring due to heart failure.
He was born September 14, 1930 in Haines City, Florida to the late John and Vallie (Brown) Cone; He came to the Lake Wales area in 2002 from St. Pete, Florida. He was a retired Physical Therapist for St. Petersburg Rehabilitation Center, he was a member of the Highlander Ridge Fellowship Church, a member of the Florida Physical Therapy Association, and he was a reserve officer with St. Petersburg Police Department from 1966-1981, enjoyed hunting fishing and was an avid Gator fan, a U.S. Army Veteran who served in Germany during the Korean Conflict.
James was preceded in death by his daughter, Rene Cone Blackmon; sister, Sarah Faulkner and brother, Leonard Cone. Survivors include his wife, of 38 years, Ann C. Cone; daughter, Kathy Childress of Clearwater, FL; son, Keith Cone of Tallahassee; sister, Pat (Pet) Williams of Tallahassee, FL; several grandchildren including Victoria Stevenson of Lake Wales and several great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home with Rev. Keith Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at the Lake Wales Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home. Those who wish may make memorial donations to Good Shepherd Hospice or First Presbyterian Church of Avon Park Rene Blackmon Memorial Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.marionnelsonfuneralhome.com.
Published in Ledger on July 22, 2012