Obituary: Everett Leslie "Lee" Farnsworth III

Mr. Farnsworth, 73, of Winter Garden, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019.

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Everett Leslie Farnsworth III — Feb. 10, 1946 to Nov. 19, 2019. Everett Leslie Farnsworth III (aka "Lee"), son of Everett Leslie Farnsworth Jr., former Winter Garden commissioner for whom the city pool is named, and Mary Tilden Farnsworth, daughter of Clarence Tilden and Irene Thoren Tilden, died at his home in Winter Garden Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the age of 73.

He worked for 15 years at Wallace Enterprises, doing custom molding with polyurethane plastics, after which he worked for his mother in the grove until he retired from that in 1986.

Even though he only attended two years at Orlando Junior College, he is known for his love and knowledge of history: local, American and worldwide military history. (The teachers in junior high and high school let HIM teach the class about the Civil War!)

He is survived by his wife, Helen Montgomery Farnsworth; his brother, Richard Tilden Farnsworth; his sister-in-law, Susan Graham Farnsworth; his brother-in-law, David Mathews; his nephew, Douglas Farnsworth Mathews, Douglas’s wife, Kathryn, their two daughters, Mary Tilden Mathews and Tyler Mae Mathews; his brother-in-law, Robert Colyer Montgomery, his nephews, Robert Colyer Montgomery Jr. and Jonathan Christopher Montgomery, their mother, Marilyn Reed Wood, and their wives, Carla and Dawn respectively, as well as Robert Jr. and Carla’s children, Colyer Frances Montgomery, Stacie Hecht, Jason Hecht, his wife, Jacqueline, and children, Colt and Aubrey Hazel, and Jonathan and Dawn’s children, Colin, Patricia and Lane.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at the Church of the Messiah in Winter Garden. The service will be held at the same church at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, followed by interment at Winter Garden Cemetery, followed by a reception at the church.

He will be greatly missed.



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