William F. Locke

William F. “Bill” Locke, born in Marianna, Florida on Jan. 2, 1939, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 surrounded by his family in his home in Sebring, Florida.

Bill is survived by his wife of 57 years, Malta Locke; his three children, Lindsey (Richard) Combs, Maggie (Rotesak) Nampon, and John (Debbie) Locke; his three grandsons, Malcolm Locke, Spenser Nampon, and Carson Nampon; and his 96-year-old stepfather, John R. Moore.

Bill, a loving husband and father, was a career educator and child advocate who believed all children deserve a quality education. His career in Highlands County spanned thirty years, including work in Sebring Middle School, Sebring High School, and South Florida Community College, and teaching adults in the prison system. William F. was an avid fisherman and hunter and passed his love of nature and sport on to his family and friends.

Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 at Morris Funeral Chapel, 307 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in William F. and Malta Locke’s name to Champions for Children Foundation of Highlands County, championforchildren.org/donate/. Arrangements by Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring. morrisfuneralchapel.com.

Roger Jay Todd, Sr.

Roger J. Todd, Sr, 81, of Avon Park, Florida passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. He was born in Hotchkiss, Colorado on Oct. 2, 1936 to the late Elmer and Doris (Bice) Todd. He served in the Marine Corps and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Roger was a hardworking man who loved his family and dogs.

Survivors include wife, Jean Todd of Florida; children, Kenni (Dan) VanLitzenberg, Vicki (Donnie) Kirtland, Connie Holt, Art Holt, Debbie Bell, Randy Holt, Barry (Lori) Todd, Jay (Amy) Todd and Michelle (Roger) Mattson; siblings, Kay Todd and Jere Todd along with grandchildren, Michael Kirtland, Eryn Kirtland, Joey Kirtland, Katrina Conkright, Cory Mattson, Melissa Savola, Garrett Holt, Megan Holt, Jacob Bell, Stephen Bell, Jesica Douglas, Spencer Bell, Andrew Framer, Hannah Holt, Harlie Holt, Greg Todd, Kindra Sharrah, Jenna Raymond, Kevin Todd, Megan Caceres, Kristen Rush, Jay Todd III, Zachariah Todd, Kyle Todd, Jared Todd, Taylor Bieber, Memphis Todd, Bekah Todd, Mindy VanLitzenberg, Connie VanLitzenberg, Daniel VanLitzenberg and Kimberly VanLitzenberg; and 55 great-grandchildren.

Services will take place Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 with family receiving friends at 2 p.m. and service at 3 p.m. at Stephenson Nelson Funeral Home in Sebring. Interment will be Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 at Sarasota National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to alzfdn.org.

Arrangements entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, Florida 33870. Online condolences may be left at stephensonnelsonfh.com.

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