1932 - 2008
Painting Contractor

CHARLES W.CLARIDY - 76 - Painting Contractor
LAKELAND - Mr. Charles Wedrell Claridy, passed away on Monday Nov. 10, 2008 at LRMC due to complications from diabetes. He was born January 5, 1932 in Lakeland, FL to Russell and Zinnie Claridy. A lifelong Floridian and resident of Lakeland, Charles graduated from Lakeland High School. He joined the Navy in 1951 and served during the Korean War as a swimming instructor for Navy pilots and played service football. After returning to Lakeland, he married Jeanette and had four children. He was active in the PTA, Band Boosters, and was a Little League baseball coach. He was a member of the Lakeland Hills Boulevard Church of Christ and served for many years as a deacon and song leader. Charles had several professions during his 40 years of business life in Lakeland, including landscaping contractor, service station owner, real estate agent, and painting contractor.
He was a member of Lakeland North Rotary for over 30 years, and was honored as a Paul Harris fellow for 25 years of dedicated service. Charles and Jeanette celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 10, 2007 at the Kathleen Area Historical Society, where they were both members. His hobbies included aviation, cars, fishing, and woodworking.
  He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Claridy; a son, Nathan Claridy of Cary, IL; three daughters, Stephan Marschall of Lakeland, FL, Allison Turner of Woodstock, GA, Rachel Miller of Lakeland, FL; a brother, Bill Claridy of Lakeland, FL; a sister, Frankie Bishop of Clarksville, IN; eight grandchildren, Kirk Marschall, Nolan Claridy, Erin Claridy, Keith Marschall, Blaine & Bailey Miller, Quinn Turner and Clara Turner.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the (JDRF) Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. A visitation will be on Wednesday at the Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home-Northside Chapel.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008 at the Lake Gibson Church of Christ, 4601 N. Socrum Loop Road. Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home-Northside Chapel. – Ledger, Nov. 12, 2008

1933 - 2013

LAKELAND - Jeanette Lindsey Claridy, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at her home in Lakeland, Florida from heart failure. She was born on April 29, 1933 to Clyde and Bernice Lindsey of Lakeland. A lifelong resident of Lakeland, Jeanette graduated from the last Strawberry School class at Kathleen High School in 1950. After high school, she worked in various clerical capacities for Florida Baptist Children's Home, Lakeland Federal Savings, Florida Rock Products, and finally Polk Pump and Irrigation, where she was a bookkeeper for 25 years. She married Charles W. Claridy in 1957 and had four children: Nathan, Stephan, Allison, and Rachel. Charles and Jeanette celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 10, 2007 at the Kathleen Area Historical Society. She was a member of the Lakeland Hills Boulevard Church of Christ for 40 years. An avid bowler, she recorded many games over 200 pins, was a member of the Women's International Bowling Congress, and made many trips to tournaments all over the United States. She enjoyed gardening in the backyard, organizing her Kathleen High School class reunions, and in later years she was a Lifetime member and Corresponding Secretary of the Kathleen Area Historical Society.
 Jeanette is survived by her son Nathan Claridy, his wife Becky, and their children Nolan and Erin, daughter Stephan Marschall, her husband Bob, and their sons Kirk and Keith, daughter Allison Turner, her husband Matt, and their children Quinn, Clara, and Griffin; and daughter Rachel Miller, her husband Doug, and their children Blaine, Bailey, and Maddison. She is also survived by her sister Audrey Rimmer Davis and brother Sonny Lindsey, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins in her extended family.
 She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Claridy, her parents Clyde and Bernice Lindsey of Lakeland, and her sister Loretta Ellis of Avon Park, Florida. Visitation will be on Friday, January 25th, 2013 at Gentry Morrison Northside Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at Lake Gibson Church of Christ in Lakeland, Florida, and interment will follow at the Bethel Baptist cemetery. Flowers can be sent to Gentry Morrison Northside Funeral Home, 5245 US 98 North Lakeland, FL 33809. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Kathleen Area Historical Society, PO Box 977, Kathleen, FL 33849. – Ledger, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013

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