74, of Plant City, died on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Maria and daughter, Michelle. He was born in St. Petersburg, the son of the late Chester and Verna Church and the foster son of Elzie Wooten of Dunnellon. He was the owner of J.D. Church and Associates Private Investigations, prior to that he owned and operated a farrier business. Additionally, he served on the Florida Highway Patrol as a traffic homicide investigator, as a deputy for Marion County Sheriff's Department and was a Military Police officer in the US Army. He was the President of the Florida State Farriers Association and the Florida Association of Licensed Investigators. The family will hold a memorial at a later date. In lieu of flowers send donations to Southeastern Guide Dogs.
Published in TBO.com on Dec. 23, 2015.