John W Loder Sr.
June 15, 1966 – May 13, 2018
LODER, Sr., John William, 51 of St. Petersburg, FL passed early morning, May 13, 2018. John was born in Woodbury, NJ to Bill and Dolores Loder, the youngest of their five children. They relocated to Madeira Beach, FL when he was two. John found quickly at an early age that he loved working along side his family at their family seafood restaurant Captain Bill’s. He loved being at the restaurant so much that he asked his parents to leave school to work full time with his family. He would tell people with pride he was a seventh grade graduate of Madeira Beach Middle School. He was fondly remembered for shucking oysters and playful banter with customers before he was old enough to drive. In the early 80’s, the family opened Crabby Bills Seafood in Indian Rocks Beach, FL. After the family sold Crabby Bills in 1995, Johnny ventured successfully into the Cigar Industry. He was co-founder of Nicks Cigars, now known as Perdomo Cigars. In the 2000’s he also found success in several real estate development projects. His most recent endeavor brought him back to his restaurant roots and he opened Captain Bill’s Beach Kitchen in Treasure Island, FL. He sincerely enjoyed good times with his customers and longtime friends. Johnny had his share of highs and lows in life but his greatest accomplishments were his children; Johnny Jr. and his daughter, Taylor. Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, Dolores and George “Crabby Bill” Loder; brother, George and sister, Dolores “Cookie” White. He leaves behind his children, Johnny and Taylor; his partner, Debra Faust; brother, Matt (Maria) and sister, Eleanor “Ellie” (Paul) Jenkins and sister in law, Valerie (George) Loder. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and countless friends that he loved dearly. He will be deeply missed. We take comfort in knowing he is in Heaven at a table filled with loved ones enjoying steamed jumbo blue crabs.
In Lieu of Flowers, donations to Partnership for a Drug Free America (DFAF.org) are appreciated. Please visit www.gardensanctuaryfunerals.com to place tributes.
Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st St. N., Seminole, FL 33776 (727) 391-0121
- John W. Loder Jr., Son
- Taylor Loder, Daughter
- Debra Faust, Partner
- Matt (Maria) Loder, Brother
- Eleanor "Ellie" (Paul) Jenkins, Sister
- George "Crabby Bill" and Dolores Loder, Parents
- Dolores "Cookie" White, Sister
- George (Valerie) Loder, Brother
- John also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and countless friends that will cherish his memory.
- Partnership for a Drug Free America
- Graveside Service Tuesday, May 22, 2018
John W Loder Sr.
May 20, 2018
I remember when I first met you as a teenager chucking oysters at Crabby Bills in Bay Pines. You always had that mischievous smile and positive attitude, and stood out like a bright beaming light. I have marveled at your many accomplishments. Even when you had your downs, you always bounced back. Tracey and I will always have fond memories of our good times with you and Deb at Captian Bills on TI. May you rest in peace in God's presence. Art
May 19, 2018
My dear friend Johnny may you finally find the Peace we all long for here and Beyond .You surely were a Special Man here that shared your life with Love and Generosity of your self to all. Breaking bread, drinking, golfing or just kicking it your one of the Funniest characters I've ever known.
My heart is heavy but my smile is there thinking of you.
May 19, 2018
I WAS JOHN'S PRINCIPAL AT MADEIRA BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL. I REMEMBER VERY WELL THE DAY THAT JOHN'S FATHER CAME INTO MY OFFICE TO TAKE JOHN OUT OF SCHOOL. I TRIED TO DISSUADE HIM BY TELLING HIM THAT WITHOUT AN EDUCATION JOHN WOULD HAVE A HARD TIME FINDING A JOB. BUT, HIS FATHER TOLD ME THAT JOHN WOULD MAKE MUCH MORE MONEY WORKING WITH HIM. HE CERTAINLY PROVED TO BE RIGHT. I FOLLOWED JOHNS CAREER AND OFTEN DINNED AT CRABBY BILLS IN INDIAN ROCKS. WHEN I RAN FOR SCHOOL BOARD, JOHN SAW ME EATING AT HIS RESTAURANT AND CAME OVER WITH A CHECK FOR $50. AS A CONTRIBUTION TO MY CAMPAIGN. HIS FATHER WAS STILL LIVING AND CAME OVER TO MY TABLE TO REMINISCE ABOUT "THAT DAY". MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AND BEST WISHES GO OUT TO JOHN'S FAMILY.
May 19, 2018
To the Loder family once again......... I extend my sincerest and deepest thoughts and prayers. So soon after his father. I am sure many are shocked as I am. I guess i've no other words than to say . I am truly saddened and sorry. His entire family mean very much too me and my respect and love for them is ten fold. Spoke in depth with John Sr.at his fathers memorial celeb. of life. Use to see him at our Elks Lodge where he became a member, and at Capt. Bill's in TI. Despite his down falls, which all of us have. He was always the happy gentleman, open to help anyone with just about anything. Talking with John . It was quite evident he had a host of business ideas and projects he wanted to pursue. Many he attempted to fulfill. I found John Sr. to be an adoring father and his family was his all. I admired John for his obsession to be a success in business and respected in the community. To me. I believe he succeeded with this . I will miss you John. As I remember your family members who preceded you in leaving this earth . However. I know in my heart, that you all will unite once more with God in Heaven, and your delightful smile will prevail as you are with them, and look down on us Rest In Peace my good friend...........and let perpetual light shine upon you..... Amen.