Walter Meylan Cline II

November 22, 1949November 18, 2021

Walter Meylan Cline, II, 71 years, of Tampa, Florida, passed away peacefully on November 18, 2021. Mr. Cline was born on November 22, 1949 and was a Tampa native. Mr. Cline graduated from Plant High School in 1967. Mr. Cline was the president and owner of J. Cortina. J. Cortina is a licensed Customs and Foreign Freight Forwarders broker. Mr. Cline was an outdoorsy type guy. If you did not see him sitting in a tree stand in Millen Georgia, he was out with his friends or working. Mr. Cline was loved by so many, and he will be greatly missed.

Mr. Cline is survived by his adopted son, Tony Cline and his sister, Mary Beth Sanders, of Warner Robins, Georgia. Mr. Cline was predeceased by his parents Eleanor and Walter M. Cline. Services will be held at Blount & Curry Macdill, 605 S. MacDill Ave. Tampa, FL 33609 on Friday, January 14th, 2022 at 3pm.


14 January

Memorial Service

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Blount & Curry FH-Macdill Chap

TAMPA, FL 33609


Walter Meylan Cline II

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Dave Cline

November 23, 2021

Because of Dad's Army career we were in and out of Tampa through childhood. On one of those Tampa home-comings I realized there was a little kid among us who all were calling Meylan. Since I was more than seven years older I never really got to know him well at all. The years went by and while I was was at his parents house at times I did not see him until we were both well into adulthood. Upon meeting again I called him Meylan. He gave me a stoney look and said, "Walt!" After that we became cordial and enjoyed chatting , but all too infrequently. Forty years later, his sister, Mary and her husband, John Sanders, would come down from Georgia. They started arranging get-togethers including cousin Elaine, her husband, Tom Elsberry, Walt, and Darlene and me. If other Cline relatives were in the area they were included as well. After all the years it was fun getting to know cousin Walt. At our last get-together it was obvious that he was having difficulties and phone conversations were a real challenge. Now he is gone, but we know he was welcomed with open arms into the eternal Cline reunion. We miss you, Walt, but we know you are now at peace.