Joseph Paul McClelland, 81, a lifelong resident of Zolfo Springs, Fla., died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at his home.
He was born Jan. 31, 1933, in Hardee County, Fla.
Mr. McClelland was a member of Arcadia Church of God, and served in the U.S. Army. He was retired, formerly working as a transport driver with the State of Florida, primarily at the former G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital, and was also a cattle rancher.
He is survived by his wife, Alice McClelland of Zolfo Springs; sister, Eloise (Darrel) Scott of Zolfo Springs; two stepdaughters, Brenda Armstrong of Arcadia, Fla., and Deborah Blackmon of Cape Coral, Fla.; stepson, Mitchell Collier of Cape Coral; two nephews, Dale and Randy Scott; and two nieces, Theresa Myers and Sharon Addison.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Friendship Chapel in Zolfo Springs. Pastor Stevie Griffin will officiate. Interment will be at Friendship Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Robarts Family Funeral Home, Wauchula, Fla.