Laton "Buddy" D. McGrew

January 7, 1947 ~ March 10, 2018 (age 71)

Mr. Laton Douglas “Buddy” McGrew, 71, of Lake City, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, March 10, 2018 at the Haven Suwannee Valley Hospice Care Center in Lake City after an extended illness. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa on January 7, 1947 to the late Laton Webb McGrew and Ruby Miller McGrew Smith.  He has lived in the Lake City area since the early 1960’s, moving here from Des Moines. He was a truck driver by trade and was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his sister, Linda Sapp.


He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years; Susan McGrew of Lake City; his children, Ruby Hatfield (Tony Berger), Iowa, Sabrina Byers (Andy), Lakeland, FL, Serina Sutton (Bobby), Lakeland, FL, Mary Brink (David), Lake City, FL, Chris Whitehead (Amanda), Scott Whitehead (Leslie), Bobby Whitehead (Patrice) and Suzanne Fowler all of Lake City; and 28 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.


Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 3:00 PM in the Gateway-Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel with Rev. Robert Bass officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service from 2-3:00 PM at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Haven Suwannee Valley Hospice Care Center at 6037 W US Hwy 90, Lake City, FL 32055. 

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