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November 24, 1946 ~ January 8, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Juan Negron-Lugo, age 76, of Lakeland, FL passed away on January 8, 2023. A native of Utuado, Puerto Rico, he was the son of Dolores Negron and Rosa Lugo. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Barbara, his children, Kathy, Jaime, and Elizabeth Negron, his grandchildren, Chris (Kayli) Pendleton, Tiana (Ken) Herman, Miracle Ross, Justin Negron, Josh Negron, Justice (Haylee) Negron and Nation Nance, his great-grandchildren, CJ, Taylor, Ryli, Judson, Jasper, Neaveah and Ezekiel, his siblings, Artemio (Chenny) Negron, Amelia Negron, Irene Negron, Monico (Evelyn) Negron, Papo Negron, Noemi Rosario, Migdalia Rosario, Juan Ramon (Maria) Rosario, Tata Rosario and Ramon Antonio (Maria) Rosario, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jeremiah Negron.
Born in Utuado, Puerto Rico, he came to New York in 1968 then moved to Delaware where he met and married Barbara in 1969. They became members of Lighthouse Christian Center in Milford, Delaware until 1997 when they moved to Florida. They became members of Grace Pointe Church in Lakeland where he was affectionately known as the Candyman because he always had loads of candy to pass out to the children of the church. He was a very spiritual man who would witness to others and encourage them to join him at church. He was a great mechanic and enjoyed tinkering with old cars. He was proud of the orange and white ’57 Chevy with matching interior that he restored. Along with his love for cars came his lead foot and speed demon reputation, sometimes frightening those who chose to ride with him. He also enjoyed going to car auctions and gardening. He had a great sense of humor. He made funny faces, had corny jokes, and absolutely loved to sneak up on people and startle them. He had a knack for making people laugh. He went out of his way to help those in need and was a kind, forgiving man who never held a grudge. Juan was a family man who adored his children and grandchildren and gave them memories to last forever. He had great character and through his actions taught his children valuable lessons, especially to see the value of things and how to reuse and repurpose them. He leaves his family with memories to cherish, lessons to live by and he will be greatly missed. Juan will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Burial Park.
The family will receive friends Friday, January 13, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Grace Pointe Church, 8250 US Hwy 98 North, Lakeland, FL 33809. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM. A graveside service will immediately follow at Oak Hill Burial Park, 4620 US Hwy 98 South, Lakeland, FL, 33812.