Jorge E. Soto, Sr., age 93, of Clewiston passed away Friday, June 8, 2012 in Lakeland, FL. Jorge was born June 28, 1918 in Bayamo, Cuba. He is the son of the late Francisco Soto and the late Eugenia Figueredo Vega.
He came to this country in 1962 escaping Communism to provide a free life for his family. He worked in the sugar industry at Moore Haven Mill and Okeelanta Mill until his retirement at the age of 72. He graduated from the School of Commerce in Bayamo, Cuba with a degree in Accounting.
He was a proud member of the Hendry County Republican Party and assisted in numerous campaigns for many Republicans in the area. He was an avid fan of the Miami Dolphins and his beloved N.Y. Yankees.
He is survived by his wife; Maria J. Soto, six children; Jorge Jr. (Adriana), Maria Eugenia (Julio), Esperanza, Juan (Cindi), Mali (Terry) and Maria "Chuchi" (Rich).; sister, Luciola Soto Landrove of Elizabeth, N.J. He leaves behind fourteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren in which he imbued a legacy of life, freedom and love of family. He was preceded in death by ten siblings.
The family mourns his peaceful passing and rejoices in the sure knowledge that he is in a better place. He led a full life and with his wife of 64 years, raised a strong and loving family, and they invite all to join them in celebrating his life Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the visitation and Wednesday June 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Margaret's Catholic Church for Funeral Mass and burial will follow in the Ridgelawn Cemetery.