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Updated: 08/10/2014 08:00:02AM

Clarence J. Hettinger

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Clarence J. “Buddy” Hettinger, 69, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at his home in Punta Gorda.

Buddy, who was also known as Louie, was born May 21, 1945, to John and Margaret Hettinger in Louisville, Ky., and moved to Punta Gorda 12 years ago from there.

He was a U.S. Army veteran. Buddy was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed sports of all kind. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend, and will forever be missed by all who loved and knew him.

Survivors include his loving wife of 31 years, Linda; his two sons, Eric Hettinger of Shelbyville, Ky., and David Ashby of Louisville; two daughters, Alicia Hettinger of Louisville, and Linette Breedlove of Jeffersonville, Ind.; and three grandchildren, Steven, Rachael and Sarah.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Louisville by the family. Friends may visit online at to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family.

Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory, Punta Gorda Chapel.

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