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Sumter County issues stay-at-home advisory to combat Coronavirus spread 

Sumter County has issued a stay-at-home order to combat the spread of the Coronavirus.

Letters

Changes to our golf courses are wrong

A Village of Piedmont resident, in a Letter to the Editor, offers a poetic take on the status of golf in The Villages.

Crowds gathering at Lake Sumter Landing

A Village of Country Club Hills resident is concerned about reports of Villagers gathering at the square, despite concerns about the Coronavirus.

Around Florida

Orlando man claiming to be kidnapped nabbed in Leesburg robberies

Five different law enforcement agencies worked together Sunday night to nab an Orlando man accused of robbing a fast-food restaurant and a drug store in Leesburg.

Obituaries

John “Jack” Parker

Jack Park was employed by General Electric for over 36 years as a credit manager. He retired in 1994 and promptly moved to the “good life” in The Villages.

Health

Singer-songwriter David Olney died onstage of heart attack

The death of singer-songwriter David Olney, who suffered a heart attack and died while performing onstage, reminds us of the value of knowing CPR. Dr. Gabe Mirkin offers his thoughts.

Business

City Fire launches small store to sell needed supplies during COVID-19 scare

The owners of City Fire restaurant have taken it upon themselves to help Villagers in need of supplies during the COVID-19 outbreak.

David J. Carlson

David J. Carlson

Dave J. Carlson, born January 7, 1945 in Fort Dodge, Iowa was granted eternal rest on August 14, 2018 in Leesburg Florida, at the age of 73.

Dave entered the U.S. Army in 1965 and was deployed to Vietnam where he earned three Purple Hearts. Following his Army service, Dave enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and became an air traffic controller. Dave rarely spoke of his time on the battlefield and his bravery was only discovered last year during a background check made prior to an “Honor Flight” to Washington DC. Although his medical condition prevented him from making the trip, on September 28, 2017 by order of the President of the United States, he was awarded The President’s Personal Military Service Medallion in recognition of his courage and honor while serving his country during the Vietnam War. Later that year, he was also awarded the Florida Governor’s Veterans Service Award.

After Dave’s tour in the U. S. Air Force he traveled around the country and the world, eventually settling in Minnesota. Dave was a multi-talented man whose career took twists and turns to take advantage of opportunities as they arose. He was a realtor, restaurant manager, a builder, wood worker, designer, landscaper, antique restorer, and remodeler, to list just a few of his interests. He most enjoyed his time helping to build, design and manage several marina properties on the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. When the last marina was sold, Dave returned to Fort Dodge, Iowa for several years before tiring of Winter and moving to Leesburg, FL in 2016. Dave was a happy, hopeful, always optimistic man whose kindness touched and influenced many lives.

Preceded in death by his mother Laura Hair Anderson, brother Rex Carlson and stepfather Marvin Anderson, Dave is survived by his brother Bruce Carlson, Sisters Loretta Martin, Jane Grinstead and Julie Ledoux, his stepmother Kitty Anderson, stepdaughters, Lisa Heimann, Debb Ollie, and Michelle Jorgensen, eight step grandchildren, several step great-grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery at 2 p.m., Monday August 20, 2018.

In lieu of flowers donations are requested to Dave’s favorite charity:
Project SOS, Support Our Soldiers, Inc., 2412 Due West Drive, The Villages, Fl 32162.

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