It is our sad duty to report the passing of our good member Past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler Lemieul “Lee” Bennett, Sr. Lee passed away on January 21st, 2019. Eulogy was held during our regular scheduled meeting of January 22, 2019.
Lee was an Elk member for over 36 years. He was initiated in 1982 and quickly expressed an interest in serving Elkdom and his lodge. He served as Inner Guard, Chaplain, Esquire, Loyal Knight, Leading Knight, Exalted Ruler and 4 years as a Trustee. During 1992 he served as the North District Vice-President representing the Florida States Elks Association and in 1993 he was the North District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler. His contribution through the years are greatly appreciated and he will be missed.
Lee was a very much respected member of our community serving as a member or officer of more than one civic organization and most importantly as the Chairman of the local Chamber of Commerce.
Lee is survived by his mother Mrs. Frances Bennett, one son Lem Bennett (Rebecca), one daughter Tiffany French (Nathan), two brothers Ricky and Daniel Bennett, and one grandchild Jeremiah Lee French.
He cared about his family, his community, our Veterans, our youth….Rest in Peace … “to our absent member”
I regret to inform you of the passing of the Exalted Ruler of the Plant City Elks Lodge, Martin P. “Marty” Carroll.
Marty suffered a massive stroke on Saturday while attending the Elks Midyear Convention at the Plantation in Crystal River.
He leaves behind his loving wife Shelly and a host of friends and family!
The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 17th from 6-8:00 P.M. at Hopewell Funeral Home located at 6005 S. County Road 39 in Plant City.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 18th at 1:00 P.M. at Hopewell Funeral Home followed by a celebration of life at the Plant City Elks Lodge located at 1501 N. Alexander Street in Plant City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Florida Elks Harry-Anna Trust Fund and mailed to P.O. Box 49, Umatilla, FL 32784.
You may also make a memorial contribution to the Harry-Anna Trust Fund on-line by clicking the link below:
Rest in peace Brother!
Tampa Lodge #708 Member Lt. Col. Charles "Ben" Venable passed unexpectantly on 10/22/2018. He served his country honorably for 29 years in the Air Force, and then returned to government service as a civilian for an additional 10 years.
He is survived by his wife, Candy Venable, his children: Daughter Brook Smith and her husband Kevin, son Matthew Venable and his wife Jessica, grandchildren Berkley, Dixie, Lily and Hubert, brother Bernard Venable and good friend and former wife, Kathy Venable.
He is preceded in death by both parents, his brother Vernon Venable, and his son Charles Lucas "Luke" Venable
There will be a Memorial Service at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Bayshore Presbyterian Church, 2515 Bayshore Blvd, Tampa Fl 33629.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Christian Appalachian Project: http://www.christianapp.org
It is our sad duty to notify you of the passing of PDDGER William (Bill) Connolly this morning. Bill was a life member of the Eustis Lodge and a former member of the South Marion-Villages and Lady Lake lodges. There are no funeral arrangements at this time.
PDD Glen Dennis Rust, 86, passed away 8/10/2018. Resided in Miami since 1942. Attended St Peter & Paul. Enlisted in Unioed States Air Force for 3 years. Graduated from University of Miami with degree in engineering. Worked for Poole & Kent Mechanical Contractors as a Project Manager. After retriring, he returned for two more terms. He was PEDGER and State Chaplain for MIami Elks Lodge #948 and worked 3 years as secretary lifetime member. Survived by his loving wife, Mary.
PDDGER Ed Jackson fell off a ladder at his North Carolina home and shattered both heels. He is undergoing surgery and will be incapacitated for a long time.
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It is our sad duty to report the passing of PER Carl Williamson this morning, June 7th, 2018. He passed away at his home. His family has asked for a Memorial Service with his fellow Elks on June 16th at 1pm at Tampa Lodge# 708. Carl had requested Paul and Tracy H to participate in the Elks Portion of the Service.
It is our sad duty to report the passing of PDD Ronald Sorrentino on Jan. 31, 2018. There will be an Elks service at the Sarasota National Cemetery on Thursday Feb 22, 2018 at 2pm.
Don Gehring has requested that Ormond Beach Lodge #2193 perform a Memorial Service for his departed wife Patricia Gehring on Sunday, February 4th at the Ormond Beach Lodge.
The service will be at 1 pm and refreshments provided by the Lodge and pot luck will follow. The celebration will end at 4PM. All friends and Elk members are invited.
Please RSVP to Patricia Hubert firstname.lastname@example.org or 386-441-5634.