Glen Alton Loudermilk
Glen Alton Loudermilk, formerly of Holmes Beach, died Aug. 10.
He was born Oct. 9, 1947, in Atlanta. He was raised in St. Simons Island and Brunswick, Georgia, with his best friend brother Steve. Their favorite things to do were fish with their dad and joyride in town.
He met Janis Kennedy, the love of his life, in college. She was attending the University of North Carolina, and he attended Duke University. Their schools were rivals, but that didn’t stand in the way of true love. They were engaged two months after they met on a blind date and married five months later. In the next 50 years, they had three children and four grandchildren.
He and his wife built their first house in Anna Maria in 1982 and they moved to Holmes Beach full-time in 1998, where he lived for 20 years.
He became a dentist and practiced until he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1988.
In the years that followed, he and his family traveled around the country and around the world many times.
He was known for his quick wit and Duke T-shirts. He loved to live on the water, fish off the dock and take his boat out. He was a handy man, who enjoyed building and fixing things for his loved ones.
Mr. Loudermilk is survived by wife Janis; children Richard, Joel and Leah; and grandchildren Rebecca, Jillian, Trevor and Spencer.
Shirley L. Lightfoot
Shirley L. Lightfoot of Holmes Beach died Oct. 1
She was born June 25, 1935, in Blakely, Georgia, to John Redding and Gertha Jane Johnson.
She moved to Riverview in 1948 and was a 1953 graduate of Brandon High School.
After graduation, she worked for General Telephone for more than 45 years. After retiring from General Telephone, she worked part-time as a movie screening coordinator for several years and made many wonderful friends.
She lived in various cities in the Tampa Bay area, including Riverview, Temple Terrace, North Redington Beach, New Tampa and Odessa, before moving to Holmes Beach in 2010.
She loved couponing, soap operas, movies, playing slots, the beach, her iPad, ice cream, anything purple, talking inanimate objects and Christmas. She never met a stranger and had a heart of gold.
No service will be held. Donations can be made to the Bradenton Tidewell Hospice House at www.tidewellhospice.org/welcome/donors/donate-now/.
Mrs. Lightfoot is survived by her daughter Debi Wohlers and wife Lori Waggoner of Holmes Beach; daughter Cindy and husband Jimi Ippolito of Anna Maria; sister Jeanette and husband Charley Worley of Sarasota; grandson Ryan Ippolito of Bradenton; granddaughter Haley and husband Vasco Duke of Riverview; great-grandchildren Rosalyn and Harrison Duke; longtime friend Nancy Loeffler; and many friends and neighbors.
Donald Pampuch, 76, of Bradenton, died Oct. 2.
He was a longtime resident of Anna Maria Island before a recent move to Bradenton.
He was born Sept. 25, 1942, in Wisconsin to John and Catherine.
He married wife Sheryl in 1968.
He attended the University of Wisconsin at Black River Falls and worked in real estate sales in Manatee County for 40 years.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge and the American Legion.
He spent much of his time fishing, golfing and watching football.
A celebration of life will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Moose Lodge 2138, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach.
Mr. Pampuch is survived by wife Sheryl; daughters Kimberly and husband Jeff Marcus and Nicole and husband Eddie Taylor Jr.; grandchildren Megan, Eddie, Noah and Tristin; great-grandson Christopher Brown Jr.; sister Irene Halvma; and brother Jerry.