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Henry Walter McLendon

d. October 27, 2009

Henry Walter McLendon

Walt was born in Columbus, Georgia, moving to Haines City, FL where he graduated from Haines City High School. He attended South Florida Community College while working for Crenshaw Televison at Southgate Shopping Center, Sebring. In 1984 he joined the Avon Park Police Department and retired in June 2009 at Communicaations Supervisor. A very active member of the Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church where he was very involved with the music program.
Retired Avon Park officer dies early Tuesday morning

Highlands Today

Published: October 28, 2009

AVON PARK - The Avon Park Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own, who passed away early Tuesday morning at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.
Henry Walter McLendon, 65, started working for the APPD in June 1984 and retired on May 29, according to Cmdr. Mike Rowan. McLendon served as an auxiliary and communications officer, information technology coordinator and supervisor of the dispatch center. He received over 40 awards, commendations and letters of appreciation in his 25 years of service.
Rowan said McLendon died at 4:30 Tuesday morning and had been diagnosed with cancer three weeks ago.
"Henry 'Walt' McLendon was dedicated to his profession and served this agency with pride, integrity and honor," Rowan said. "He continuously displayed enthusiasm and without hesitation went out of his way to assist others.
"The members of the Avon Park Police Department are saddened by Henry 'Walt' McLendon's passing and their thoughts and prayers are with their family."

There was no information at press time about funeral arrangements.


Born: June 4, 1944
Death: October 27, 2009
Place of Death: Moffitt Cancer Center
Occupation: Comminications Supervisor
for Avon Park Police Department, Avon Park, FL
Hobbies: Music

Preceded In Death By

Lenora Ann McLendon, Spouse
Wynell Regan McLendon, Mother
Elizabeth Edwards, Daughter
Anthony Curtis McLendon, Son
Kevin Barwick, Son
Donnie Barwick, Son
Eric Barwick, Son
Melissa Pihonak, Daughter
Marti Pullo, Daughter
Fifteen, Grandchildren
Four, Great grandchildren

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