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Date of Issue: March 24, 2010

Obituaries

Jack Rowland Meade

Jack Rowland Meade 85, of Cortez, died March 15.

Born Aug. 15, 1924, in Lenox, Ohio, he moved to Cortez in 1990 from Mullica Hill, N.J. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-45 aboard the USS Pennsylvania BB38. He worked 40 years for Tide Water Dock Co. in Pennsylvania and loved fishing.

Inurnment will be at Sarasota National Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home.

He is survived by the Gray family, including Ruth and Bob, Bobby, Rick and Helen, Jeff and Kathy, Mark and Michelle; and Ruth Guest and many close friends.

‘Capt. Pat’ Patrick Allen Timmons

Timmons

Patrick Allen Timmons, 59, known to friends as “Capt. Pat” and “Teddy Bear,” of Bradenton, died March 11.

Mr. Timmons was born in Mansfield, Ohio, and moved to Bradenton in 1964. He graduated Manatee High School in 1969. He was a mason by trade and later obtained a captain’s and a pilot's license.

He lived on a houseboat at Key West Bight Marina in Key West for many years and was president of the Breakfast Club at the Schooner Wharf Bar.

Timmons was a longtime Islander who also spent many years in Key West, where he met fabled treasure hunter Mel Fischer. It was Fischer who discovered the ship Atocha, which sank off the southernmost tip of Florida with an estimated $400 million in treasure, much of it in gold bullion.

The search for the treasure ship wasn’t an easy one, Timmons told The Islander in January 2009. Three people died to discover the Atocha.

Timmons was part of the team that found the ship. He dragged a magnetometer over the sea floor to locate the vessel and then worked at a museum dedicated to the ship. But payroll was scarce, he said, and his pay was a 2.2 pound bar of solid gold.

A celebration of life will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Drift In, 120 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Guests are invited to bring a Capt. Pat tale and a food dish to share.

He is survived by his mother, Martha Timmons Porter, and sister Linda J. Timmons, both of Bradenton.  He was Uncle Pat to his late sister Kim's three children and Linda's two children. He also is survived by five great nieces and nephews.

Don Wallis

Don Wallis, 81, of Holmes Beach, died March 15.

Mr. Wallis retired in 1983 as a supervisor for Fisher Body in Flint, Mich. He moved to Holmes Beach and continued his love of golf, earning the nickname “Down the Middle Don.” He was lucky enough to golf with the best of friends to the end.

Services were private.

He is survived by wife Nita, and two sons, Michael of Goodrich, Mich., and David of Punta Gorda.

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