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Updated: 09/03/2013 03:18:01PM

Joe F. Colding

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Joe F. Colding, 66, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, with his loving family by his side.

He was born Jan. 12, 1947, in Lithia, Fla., where he lived until moving to Arcadia, Fla., 32 years ago.

Joe was of the Baptist faith and a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church in Arcadia. He was a very loving and caring family man, and he valued spending time with all of them. Joe was a cattle rancher, running the day to day operations. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing when he could.

Joe is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Julie Packard Colding of Arcadia; son, Jeremy A. Colding, currently enlisted in the U.S. Navy; daughter, Katie Colding currently attending the University of South Florida; two brothers, Alva (Lou) Colding of Lithia, and Robert (Vonna) Colding of West Virginia; three sisters, Sarah (Paul) Dixon of Bartow, Fla., Diane (Tim) McCormick of Valrico, Fla., and Pam Colding of Sebring, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, H.C. and Naomi O. Corbett Colding; brother, Ernest Colding; and sister, Carol Peeples.

A visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Oak Hill Baptist Church, 5104 NW Oak Hill Ave., Arcadia. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Paul Dixon officiating. Burial will then be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes.

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