COCOA Dennis McCammon, 60, of Cocoa passed away peacefully at home, on Wednesday, February 21, 2007. He was a proud former Marine, a retiree of the Brevard County School Board and an employee at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor center. Dennis leaves behind many friends and family - including; his former wife of 29 years, Madeline and their children, Shelley (Ken Wilson) and Chad (Mandy); his son, Troy (Freda); his fiancee Carol Bollenback and her children, William and Candice; and six grandchildren, Kayla, Lane, Noah, Lydia, Chandler and Dusttin. All will miss him dearly! He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Rosemary and granddaughter, Varonica. Visitation will be held Friday, March 2, 2007 from 5 to 6 p.m., with A Memorial Service to follow at 6 p.m. Both will take place at the Beckman- Williamson funeral home in Viera. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to or: Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd, Suite 102 PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057. Beckman Williamson Funeral Home in Viera is in charge of arrangements.
Recent Classmate Deaths from the CHS & CBHS Class of 1965








Semper Fi my friend ! You will be missed.





Live the legend !
WALSH, PATRICK, 60, an Account Manager for A.E. Petsche Co., Inc. passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at his home. He was born in Mishawaka, Indiana and came to Brevard County in 1964, where he graduated from Cocoa High School in 1965. Patrick was a decorated veteran on the U.S. Army, First Air Cavalry, Infantry Dividion, where he served in Vietnam and was an avid golfer. Patrick is survived by his two sons, Nathan (Amy) and Darren (Aimee); his sister, Teri (Raymond) Grizzle; Nathan and Darren's mother, Linda Walsh; and four grandchildren, Koree, Cameron, Chrystian, and Caleb; niece, Shelley Grizzle. The family will receive guest the hour prior to the Memorial Service . A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at Brevard Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Brevard Memorial Park.


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Othel E. "Gene" Davis Jr.

Othel E. "Gene" Davis Jr., 61, Daytona Beach, passed away tragically on Sunday, August 3, 2008. The Daytona Chapel of the Lohman Funeral Home will have a service in his honor on Friday, August 8, 2008, at 11 a.m. Interment at Daytona Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday, August 7, 2008, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Mr. Davis the "rocket doctor" dedicated over 30 years as an engineer at the Kennedy Space Center, retiring more than once. He celebrated each day and blessed us all with his love of life. He enjoyed card games, fishing, and riding his motorcycle. Gene was a champion pool player, and a fun loving humorous man whose greatest gift was his friendship. He leaves behind to cherish his memory the "love of his life" his wife, Dianne Davis; a son, Derek (Cortney) Davis; two grandchildren, AJ and Lilah; a sister, Sue (Billy) Johnson; and a pup, Spencer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Othel Davis Sr., and Irene Phillips Davis, and sister, Betty Tucker. Please share your condolences with the family at Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Daytona.





John O'shea  We have  received an email from Mary Repass-Friend informing us of the recent death of John O'shea on August 11, 2008 in Bellevue, Washington from Lou Gehrig's Disease. We have been totally unable to locate an obituary announcement but we will attempt to post additional information as it is received.













Stephen Douglas Schwitters
(January 31, 1947 - February 16, 2009)


Stephen Douglas Schwitters, 62, of Pea Ridge, died Monday, February 16, at Northwest Medical Center of Benton County in Bentonville. He was born January 31, 1947, at Furth, Germany, to Chester Schwitters and Eunice Nieffeneger Shwitters. He graduated high school at Cocoa Beach, Florida, and graduated from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, with a Structural Engineering degree. He previously worked for Plaza Associates in North Carolina and Montgomery Ward in Texas, and for the past 27 years he was a structural and civil engineer at Wal-Mart Home Office. He enjoyed fishing, boating, and gardening and is preceded in death by his father and one sister, Sheri Schmidt. Survivors are his wife of 24 years Penny Schwitters of Pea Ridge; one son, Jeffery S. Schwitters of Melbourne, Florida; one daughter, Savannah A. Schwitters of the home; his mother, Eunice Schwitters of Kissimmee, Florida; one sister, Bonnie VanDeMark and husband Don of Orlando, Florida. Graveside service is set for Thursday, February 19, 2:00p.m at Buttram Chapel Cemetery in Pea Ridge with Rev. Matt Daniels officiating. Visitation is set for Wednesday, February 18, 5-7:00p.m at Sisco Funeral Home Chapel in Pea Ridge.Memorials may be made to PR United Methodist Church, 1209 N Davis Street, Pea Ridge, Ar. 72751







 John Richard Bowen
John Richard Bowen, 58, of Anna passed away Monday, November 13, 2006 at Union Hospital, Anna.
He was born November 27, 1947 in Clay City, the son of James Dale and Mary (Nosek) Bowen.
Mr. Bowen worked as a past bookkeeper for the States of Florida and Ohio.
Survivors include brothers, Alan (Linda) Bowen of Louisville Virgil (Paula) Bowen of Breeman, Kentucky, and Jim (Joann) Bowen of Louisville, sisters Pat (Mike) Polcyn and Debbie (Brad) Halterman, both of Louisville, 13 nieces and nephews, and six great nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, November 16 at 2 p.m. at Neal Funeral Home, Louisville, with burial in Orchard Hill Cemetery, Louisville. Visitation will be held from 12 noon until service time

Roger Windom
We received the following email from Steve Windom

Iím Rogerís brother Steve (in Colorado). I know you kept in touch with Rog from time-to-time. I thought you should know he passed away last month at 61 in Cocoa. He wasnít in good health for several years. They are presently looking into the cause but we suspect complications from his health. He liked to reminisce about the good old days in Cocoa and I guess he kept in touch with some people from your class but Iím not sure who. So if you could pass the info on that would be nice.

Thanks for being a friend to Rog!

James C Cowan  
James Cowan - Cocoa - James "JC" Cowan, was a dearly loved son, brother, uncle, stepfather, grandfather and coach. He passed away Thursday, March 26, 2009. He has touched the lives of many through his Coaching endeavors at Cocoa Little League and Pop Warner Football. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m. on April 4th at Cocoa Little League. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to Cocoa Little League to continue JC's legacy of supporting the children in sports.